A few acres of BLM land popular with anglers on the Eagle River, near the confluence with Travis Creek, is one of two parcels in Eagle County that the federal government has proposed to transfer to the Colorado State Land Board to settle a 143-year-old debt. Colorado is owned 9,900 acres promised by the Statehood Act. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

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Denver’s Black students are raising their voices to redesign the curriculum, ensure their history is taught

A student-led podcast launching on July 4th will highlight the experiences of Black Americans and call for a greater focus on the struggles they’ve already endured.

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Don’t use coronavirus antibody tests for workplace decisions, western Colorado health officials say

Experts question the value and accuracy of antibody data and point to low prevalence of the virus in Ouray County

Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism

National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.

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