Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out
More than $15 billion in property sales in 2020 in seven resort communities marks a 61% increase over 2019. Historic sales volume and sky-high prices are pushing locals out of mountain towns.
Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors
Builders want 5,500 people to live on what is now a hilltop respite and one of the largest infill open spaces around Denver, with a conflict to come over affordable homes, climate change and more.
Mark Walter, who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings
Billionaire has bought several restaurants, bars and shops on Elk Avenue, but he’s not revealing details about his plan for the historic buildings.
Nevada farmers and conservationists balk at “water banking,” an idea also being weighed in Colorado
Proponents argue crediting people for conservation will help prevent future shortages and offer water rights holders an option beyond use, abandonment or selling.
Aurora, Colorado Springs get federal OK to test if controversial reservoir in Eagle County wilderness is feasible
Front Range cities need the additional water storage to meet their growth projections. But Holy Cross Wilderness boundaries would need to be redrawn to build it.
Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.
Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.
Colorado’s latest proposal to divert water from the Western Slope is a complex, disputed set of pipes
Northern Water wants to flood a valley southwest of Loveland, but the water comes from Grand County, prompting lawsuits over what some say is a devil’s bargain
Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows
Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.
How divided is Silverton? Just ask one of the town’s six administrators who came and went in the past seven years.
The touchy mood among hardy high-altitude souls hemmed in by towering mountain swirls around how — or if — the small-town economy should change.
U.S. Forest Service rethinks road through public lands to ritzy Vail Valley development
Following objections to Berlaimont Estates, the White River National Forest’s supervisor must scrutinize the impacts of 19 luxury homes on the broader landscape
Climate change ravaged Colorado and the West with heat and drought in 2020. This year may be worse.
Coloradans also can look out their windows and see the “snow drought” forecasters are talking about when they say snow cover in the West is the worst it has been at any time in the last two decades.
Colorado’s stagnant budget isn’t helping the shrinking middle class, report finds
A “thought experiment” suggests the state target spending on K-12 education, judicial programs in order to help Coloradans rise out of poverty
New RTD boss questions wisdom of still pursuing the long-promised Denver-Boulder train
RTD promised the line in 2004 as part of the voter-approved FasTracks program, but rising costs have delayed the project by decades
Colorado lawmakers considering new fee on gallon of gas to boost money for roads
Gov. Jared Polis has made clear to lawmakers he wants a bipartisan deal this session, according to advocates who say this year could break the impasses in prior sessions
Colorado Department of Transportation expects $150 million in stimulus influx
The funding includes $9.7 million for new noise walls along Interstate 25 in the Denver area and $25.5 million for a grade-separated interchange in Colorado Springs
Opinion: Former Agriculture Commissioner Peter Decker fought for equity for rural Colorado
Peter Decker, who ranched in Ridgway, understood education was essential to the vitality of farm and ranch communities, has died at age 86.
Squeezed by two megafires: Northern Water’s race to save Grand Lake
Colorado's largest exporter of water from the Western Slope had to use an untested backup system to make sure water kept flowing from taps on the Front Range.
It’ll be years before Colorado jobs bounce back from the coronavirus
Annual University of Colorado forecast projects the state will add 40,000 workers in 2021, not enough to offset the 148,800 lost this year
Mitigation “bank” near Greeley will offset wetland damage, meet Clean Water Act rules
For the first time in 20 years, a new Clean Water Act mitigation bank breaks ground on the Front Range
Forest Service OKs access road to Eagle County community surrounded by public land. But not the one developers wanted.
Florida investors the behind a plan for Berlaimont Estates, 19 luxury homes on 680 acres, suggest they may sue if the Forest Service doesn’t change the approved road alignment.