Posted inEnvironment, Growth, News, Outdoors

Eldorado Canyon may become Colorado’s first state park with timed entry

People traveling to Eldorado Canyon State Park by car will need a timed-entry ticket on summer weekends if the parks commission approves a recommendation this week, in a first-ever attempt by the state to handle soaring use across Colorado open spaces.  Online reservations would be free under the proposal, but would limit car visits to […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, News

Boulder County allowing farmers to grow GMOs on open space after organic utopia didn’t materialize

LONGMONT– A thousand Canada geese peck at Paul Schlagel’s corn field on a warm early winter morning. They stab at the red, sun-dried cobs in search of a snack on their way south, before Schlagel scatters them with his 5-ton John Deere tractor making a shallow tilling run. The geese don’t care that the stray […]

Posted inGrowth, Politics and Government, Transportation

To pay for housing and roads, Colorado lawmakers turned to an unusual source: the public’s “lost and found”

Affordable housing advocates had a problem entering the 2019 session: No matter how large Colorado’s state budget became, they just couldn’t compete for dollars with the seemingly insatiable demands of schools, roads and health care. So Claire Levy, a former state budget writer turned policy advocate, sought out money in a place few others bothered […]