Fisher's Peak is just east of Interstate 25, a few miles north of the New Mexico border. At 9,600 feet high, the peak looms over Trinidad, just 5-miles away. It is part of Crazy French Ranch, which will become Colorado's next state park. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A massive ranch in Trinidad is officially Colorado’s newest state park thanks to innovative partnerships

Fishers Peak is set to become 42nd state park with promise of outdoor recreation, conservation and economic development

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More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets cut off

Large districts like Aurora, Jeffco, and Cherry Creek are among those grappling with how to serve more schools with higher percentages of students living in poverty

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97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies

Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship.