A Jellystone Park Camp-Resort guest bounds up a wall at the campground near Estes Park as the sun sets on June 29, 2019. The campground has invested heavily in amenities that appeal to tenderfoot campers and to people who would rather bunk in a cozy cabin or bring their own 40-foot RV to the edge of wilderness. The Jellystone Park franchise system is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. (Andy Colwell, Special to the Colorado Sun)

Campers now want more than just a tent. One Colorado campground is leaning into those changing tastes — and shorter attention spans.

Corporate campgrounds such as Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts and its much larger competitor -- Kampgrounds of America -- have learned that today’s campers need more than stargazing to keep them interested

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U.S. water chief praises Colorado River deal, but she also sees challenges

The river supplies 40 million people in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming as well as a $5 billion-a-year agricultural industry

Colorado may try to import prescription drugs from more countries than just Canada

The idea is one of several lawmakers are drafting, as Gov. Jared Polis’ administration signals a new campaign to fight rising pharmaceutical costs

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A Colorado avalanche instructor’s survey of backcountry skiers’ preparedness had “shocking” results

Vail’s Kelli Rohrig said her informal study also showed that many people had close calls with slides and some had event been caught in them