The Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail plans to route a bike path along the unpaved road that traverses the state's largest aspen grove atop Kebler Pass. (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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Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

A deputy’s knack for sussing out mules has made a lonely stretch of I-70 the top drug-bust site in Colorado

Mesa County deputy Mike Miller has patrolled a stretch of desert west of Grand Junction for decades. The DEA says his busts have kept 20 tons of illicit drugs off the streets

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The Polis administration just cut $51 million from its budget request for Colorado’s reinsurance program

The state will receive more money than expected from the federal government to fund the program that has reduced some people’s health insurance premiums dramatically