Outdoors

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Coloradans will decide in 2020 whether to reintroduce gray wolves in the state

The gray wolf has been successfully reintroduced to a number of U.S. states. It was eradicated in Colorado in the 1940s.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is trying to get drivers off I-70 by busing skiers to the slopes. Will it work?

Of the inaugural run of CDOT’s new Snowstang buses, one was late and the other got stuck on Loveland Pass. But for those riding it -- including out of towners -- it was a blast.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

The ski industry used to only be about operations. Women leaders are helping refocus it on experience.

Vail Resorts, with women at the helm of eight ski areas — including three of its five Colorado resorts — is leading the industry’s charge toward gender diversity.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Judge: Federal government’s lawsuit against Durango railroad over 2018 wildfire should proceed

In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire

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

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s first seasonal avalanche death illustrates how many fatal slides happen during lower danger levels

Michelle Lindsay, a 29-year-old from Fort Collins, was killed while she was backcountry skiing on Cameron Pass west of Fort Collins on Dec. 8

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is the most dangerous state for avalanches, with death toll far surpassing other states

During the 2018-19 season, the state recorded 4,273 slides including 92 that caught people on their way down

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Old mining shacks are becoming backcountry ski huts in Colorado’s high country

The North London Mill preservation project in Park County aims to use a long-abandoned gold mill site for outdoor education as part of rural Colorado's shift from extraction to recreation

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