An unpaved road traverses the state's largest aspen grove atop Kebler Pass between Carbondale and Crested Butte. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

How nearly $30 million in lottery money has been distributed in effort to connect all Coloradans to a park or trail

The Colorado the Beautiful initiative — kicked off under John Hickenlooper — is celebrating three years as Gov. Polis seeks to expand opportunities for a wider range of Coloradans.

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A Colorado school is taking coronavirus testing beyond its students and teachers

Clayton Early Learning’s entire school community — students, their families and teachers — can access high-quality testing on campus for free. It’s a unique approach to combating the virus that could serve as a national model.

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George Gore’s bloody legacy could soon be erased from Colorado’s mountains, replaced with a nod to the Utes

A Summit County resolution would rename the Gore Range, which spans four Colorado counties, the Nuchu Range, the pick of Ute tribal leaders

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John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race

The former Democratic governor is viewed skeptically by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry as his position on hydraulic fracturing evolves