Gene Simillion stands with his dogs looking out over the Gunnison Valley in the Signal Peak recreation area on Oct. 22, 2020. Signal Peak is a 14,000 acre parcel of BLM land adjacent to the town of Gunnison. Its 20 miles of trails are popular with locals for hiking, mountain biking and running. Signal Peak will soon be opened to battery-powered mountain bikes or e-bikes. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

E-bike rules for BLM, Forest Service trails both thrill and rile backcountry users

As federal land managers consider opening trails to electric bicycles, conversations about new opportunities for access to public lands mixes with concerns about impacts to wildlife and traditional non-motorized travelers.

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What happened when the only ER doctor in a rural Colorado town caught coronavirus

With Kurt Papenfus sick, the hospital in Cheyenne Wells scrambled to find a replacement

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John Hickenlooper spent $41 million to win Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, far surpassing Cory Gardner

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Ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions still leaves Tri-State getting 23% of electricity from coal plants

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