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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Opponents of Colorado’s new oil and gas regulation law won’t try to repeal it — at least not this year

Opponents had planned to ask voters in November 2019 to repeal and replace the law, but last week the Colorado secretary of state's office rejected four versions of their proposed ballot initiative

Voters, for the first time, could get final say in the war over wolves in Colorado

Western Slope is keystone to connect wolf population from the Arctic to Mexico, advocates say, but ranchers, hunters expected to fight back

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Colorado jails can’t hold people accused of low-level crimes in lieu of bail anymore. And that means current inmates could be released.

At least one Colorado county jail believes they have inmates who could have to be released under the new law