Nine-year-old Boone Rosencutter catches some air at the Lunch Loops recreation area near Grand Junction on Sept. 18, 2019. (Barton Glasser, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The Western Slope’s outdoor recreation economy had everything but a bachelor’s degree. Colorado Mesa is changing that.

Bonsai Designs boss Sarah Shrader sparked development of a new outdoor recreation industry studies program to help create the next generation of business leaders.

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Work to reduce wildfire risks in Colorado, other Western states has economic benefits, report says

In New Mexico, Colorado and other parts of the American West, officials persistently warn that hotter, drier conditions are ingredients for more intense fires

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Hickenlooper has likely secured his spot on the U.S. Senate primary ballot. But will the Democratic base embrace him?

John Hickenlooper, in addition to petitioning onto the ballot, is also going through Colorado’s caucus process. That could reveal how the Democratic Party is feeling about his candidacy.