Mountain Coal Co. in June bulldozed a new road -- seen in the center of the photograph -- into the Sunset Roadless Area of the Gunnison National Forest, despite a federal appeals court ruling in March that overturned an exception allowing coal mine development in the roadless area. (Provided by Earthjustice)

Appeals court stops coal company from building roads in roadless area near Paonia

The U.S. Court of Appeals sided with conservation groups that have battled for years to halt Mountain Coal’s expansion of the West Elk Mine into the Sunset Roadless Area

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Cameron Peak fire 100% contained after 112 days

The fire started Aug. 13 in the Roosevelt National Forest between Cameron Peak and the Chambers Lake Campground, destroying 461 structures

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New Colorado unemployment claims double over two-week span as businesses under COVID restrictions shed jobs

Hotels and restaurants are the top industries affected by new job claims, as battered Department of Labor deals with more fraud and investigating cases on hold for weeks, months

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“Stretched thin”: Colorado superintendent survey highlights concerns with teacher burnout, learning loss

The findings highlight the problems school districts need to solve this year — and the potentially long-lasting consequences of a year or more of disrupted learning