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Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Auto dealers say electric car mandate — a cornerstone of Colorado’s clean air quest — is a threat to tradition

Lowering emissions is a top priority in Colorado, but a look at how dealerships make money — parts, upgrades and financing — shows why dealers aren't happy about the plan to get more zero emission vehicles on the road

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels

A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Record spending, flat visitation suggest Colorado’s campaign for sustainable tourism is paying off

Surveys show Colorado is persuading spendthrift visitors to venture beyond the beaten tracks

Technology Primary category in which blog post is published

Understanding AI through Holly, the fast-food bot taking breakfast orders at Good Times

Ordering from “Holly” the bot is still a little creepy, but as humans get more comfortable with Alexa and Siri, a Denver firm is finding people, artificial intelligence and fast food do mix

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Can rangeland apprenticeships stem the exodus of Colorado ranchers and keep America fed?

The average American farmer is 58 years old. Many inherited their generations-old operations from parents and grandparents, but now find they don't have anyone who wants to take over.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.

Technology Primary category in which blog post is published

From Denver to Durango, public-access TV channels still face budget threat after FCC decision

“One way or another, the order is a financial hit on communities with PEG programming," said Ken Fellman, legal counsel for the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

After dumping Epic, Arapahoe Basin finds new partner in Ikon Pass

“We think we are going to do better with this deal,” A-Basin boss Alan Henceroth says. But is it better for skiers?