Curved and angled retaining walls built in the mid 1970s on Vail Pass were designed in part by architects from Frank Lloyd Wright's Architectural School of Taliesin. (Photo provided by CDOT)

Preserving Frank Lloyd Wright’s light touch on Vail Pass

Design of humble concrete barriers holding the mountain back from I-70 was influenced by Wright acolytes and set standards for making highways harmonious with nature

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Coroner says 3-year-old boy found in Eagle River accidentally drowned

Sebastian Rodriguez Castro went missing June 5 near an apartment complex in Eagle where he lived

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.