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Housing in Boulder County — and across Colorado — is expensive. But affordable homes are more than a fantasy.

Even with myriad solutions on the table, and many people eager and able to make change, closing the affordability gap is proving to be a monumental task

Housing

Colorado public land managers rely on education, then enforcement to deal with a crush of long-term campers

Closing heavily used campsites is public lands “triage” as Forest Service and local officials struggle to protect natural resources from a growing wave of backcountry campers and explorers this summer.

Outdoors

Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation

Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.

Outdoors

Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.

At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.

Outdoors

Hard-right rooted group has made inroads in Colorado opposing Biden’s vision for public lands

The federal agenda for preserving 30% of public land and water by 2030 hasn’t been finalized, yet at least four Colorado counties, spurred by the daughter of the original Sagebrush Rebels, have signaled resistance.

Politics and Government

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Boulder shooting suspect used assault weapon he legally purchased from Arvada gun store

Boulder police say they don’t know the gunman’s motive, but investigators have already put in 3,000 hours into seeking answers

Crime and Courts

Grocery store workers. The son of refugees. A soon-to-be grandfather: These are the 10 people killed in the Boulder King Soopers shooting

When a gunman opened fire in a King Soopers in Boulder on Monday, 10 lives were cut short

Crime and Courts

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

Environment

Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Eldora resort

The 26-year-old man died after colliding with a tree.

Outdoors

Northern Colorado has its own backcountry ski patrollers. And they’re busier than ever.

Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol celebrates 30 years negotiating complicated terrain, boundaries and avalanche risk near Cameron Pass

Outdoors

Opinion: Boulder’s climate lawsuit would be costly for consumers

Innovation, not litigation, is the right and proven path forward.

Opinion Columns

Skier dies after hitting a tree at Eldora Mountain Resort

The man, who was in his 50s, crashed on the expert Corona run on Thursday morning

Outdoors

How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping

Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.

Environment

County Line Road in Erie is a coronavirus response fault line

Businesses along the road marking the line between Weld and Boulder counties struggle with conflicting coronavirus regulations.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat

People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties

Environment

Boulder, Jefferson counties will tighten coronavirus restrictions as cases and hospitalizations rise

There were 847 people hospitalized in Colorado with coronavirus on Wednesday. State officials believe the state will surpass its coronavirus hospitalizations record this week.

Coronavirus

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Some schools have been more successful than others in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

Education

Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election

A statewide analysis and breakdown of the top 11 counties shows Democrats hold the vote edge in Colorado

Election 2020

East Troublesome fire held in Rocky Mountain National Park; two deaths confirmed

The bodies of Lyle and Marilyn Hileman, who honeymooned in Grand County in 1952, were discovered on Friday afternoon in their home near Grand Lake

Wildfire
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