The Space To Create renovation in downtown Trinidad takes up one square block on the town's Main Street. Part of a project estimated to cost $18 million, it's also the pilot program for Colorado aimed at artists in rural areas of the state. The renovation is expected to be completed next summer. (Mike Sweeney, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s plan to embed arts space into historic districts may be slow to take shape. But towns are fine with that.

Creative industries are big business, but little towns are taking their time sketching plans to develop housing alongside studio space

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

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BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs