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News Primary category in which blog post is published

These 9 themes helped define Colorado in 2019. Here are the stories that illuminated them.

Our annual list of longform journalism about Colorado covers loss and rebirth, scarcity and overload, migration and belonging

Collections Primary category in which blog post is published

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s what concerns Coloradans most — and what they want to see changed in the next decade

From affordable health care to the growing threat of wildfires, here’s what a group of Colorado citizens had to say about what’s on their mind

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators approve tougher oil and gas air rules, ending statewide disparity

The regulations would require more frequent inspections for leaks for facilities within 1,000 feet of homes, schools and other public facilities, officials said

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Wyoming and Idaho join Interior Department to appeal court ruling blocking rollback of sage grouse protections

Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries put in place by the Obama administration

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

An army of Xcel workers — pilot light by pilot light — work to reheat a tiny San Luis Valley town

Xcel Energy’s emergency response went off without a hitch after a major gas line equipment failure left 800 households in the cold. But there was still wood-fired pizza for dinner.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado approves new oil and gas flowline mapping rules after fatal 2017 Firestone blast

The rules provide public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations of flowlines, which are pipelines that connect an oil or gas well to other pieces of equipment

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program