Scott Winans, head of the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association rides down a recently constructed portion of the Plunge Trail on the west side of the Grand Mesa Plateau southeast of Grand Junction.

Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

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Colorado lawmakers set date for return, hoping the worst of the coronavirus will pass

The suspended legislative session will resume May 18 but legislative budget writers will get started sooner

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Bernie Sanders drops 2020 bid after winning Colorado primary, leaving Joe Biden as likely nominee

Sanders won the most delegates and the popular vote in Colorado's March 3 primary. Biden came in second.

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Colorado growers face “risk like we have never faced before” as coronavirus puts up labor walls

Work in the "essential" agriculture industry can go on, but the pandemic’s threat to the market has shaken some Western Slope farmers and orchard men to their roots. Others call the panic overblown.