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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

Crested Butte ending free-for-all camping bacchanal with designated sites, plans for reservations

After a surge in backcountry camping last summer, community groups join the Forest Service in designating as many as 211 formal campsites in six drainages that spill into the East River Valley.

Outdoors

Nicolais: Clowns to the left, jokers to right, Michael Hancock in the middle continuing to govern

Between constant attacks from people like Candi CdeBaca and Steffan Tubbs, Mayor Michael Hancock has dealt with a pandemic and protests with aplomb

Opinion Columns

Encampment near Capitol cleared out days after governor invites cleanup, troopers get OK to enforce Denver ordinances

Colorado State Patrol troopers in helmets and yellow booties swept through Lincoln Park on Wednesday morning. Crews used snow shovels to pile up trash.

Health

Opinion: Don’t get hung up on the Denver camping ban. Let’s ask: Why are people homeless?

Opinion Columns

Denver appealing court ruling against urban camping ban

Denver voters rejected a ballot measure in May that would have overturned the camping ban

Crime and Courts

Wilson: Denver’s homelessness policies reveal civic cruelty beneath shiny facade

Opinion Columns

Denver voted to keep its camping ban. So what is Colorado actually doing to end homelessness?

A patchwork of housing programs, shelters and eviction prevention efforts are making progress one unit at a time, but advocates say a problem generations in the making needs more aggressive action.

Growth