Karen Hoskin, owner of Montanya Distillers, presents Valentia in the company's tasting room on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. Valentia, a Spanish word for courage, was created and distilled by women. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

This Colorado rum is a rare spirit 100% made by women — all the way down to the forklift drivers

Top-shelf Valentia, made by high-altitude Montanya Distillers near Crested Butte, is being hailed as a sign of national gender-equity progress in craft distilling

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EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah’s lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

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These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

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Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

A lawsuit and a group of hikers, climbers and paddlers are pressuring Colorado Parks and Wildlife to adjust the new rule, which applies to people who aren’t hunting and fishing.