A cow on the Flying B Bar Ranch in Strasburg, owned by Brad Buchanan, the chief executive officer of the National Western Center Authority which works to oversee day-to-day operations of the National Western facility. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Meet the city-guy-turned-cattle-rancher driving the $1 billion effort to preserve the National Western Center’s roots

The billion-dollar makeover is underway but how will it attract farmers, ranchers and urban dwellers from all over Colorado? Leave that to city-guy-turned-rural rancher Brad Buchanan.

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

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Colorado’s new strategy to prevent child sexual abuse zeroes in on every ZIP code

The child advocacy organization Illuminate Colorado is funding a program to train at least 5% of the population in each county