Outdoors

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Interior Department says Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge public opening will be delayed, then quickly says it won’t

After a note from Jared Polis about plutonium testing, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke initially said the refuge opening would be delayed

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

How the Southwest’s drought has led to a record-breaking increase in invasive mussels on boats coming into Colorado

Lake Powell’s low water levels have given invasive mussels an easier way to latch onto boats and hitchhike into Colorado

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

How the “outdoor voter” has emerged as a potentially potent political force in Colorado

The outdoor industry chose Colorado as one of four states to plant a flag in the 2018 election

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Aspen Skiing Co. takes leap in its political activism by targeting 3 Republican U.S. senators in new ad campaign

The glitzy resort has been active politically behind the scenes for years, but dives into partisan politics with this new effort -- and is risking alienating customers

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Amid drought, a changing climate and population growth, can Colorado’s unique water law system survive?

A Q&A with former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs, one of the state’s top water experts

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Three years after the Gold King Mine spill there’s no fix to leaky abandoned mines. What’s the holdup?

Today, the problem of mines leaching heavy metals into bodies of water remains, for the most part, unaddressed

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Ski Safety Act tested in two trials involving in-bounds avalanches

The family of Taft Conlin is continuing its fight with an appeal