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Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.

Outdoors

Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown

The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.

Outdoors

Opinion: As county commissioners, we see smart ways to close Colorado’s digital divide

Success requires more than just throwing money at the problem. We’ve tried that in the past, and it failed.

Opinion Columns

Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent

The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed

Business

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

70-year-old Colorado man arrested in 1982 murders of two women

Alan Lee Phillips, of the mountain hamlet of Dumont, was being held in Park County Jail on suspicion of killing Annette Schnee, 21, and Barbara “Bobbi Jo” Oberholtzer, 29.

Crime and Courts

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

U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close public lands in five Colorado counties because of fire conditions

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be off limits in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, and Larimer counties starting at midnight on Wednesday

Wildfire

Many Colorado restaurants have closed. The ones still open aren’t sure how long they can weather coronavirus.

State data shows that even though restaurants have recovered some since April, the industry is still down thousands of jobs. More than 2,500 establishments have shut down since March.

Business

Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County's sheriff cited recent crowding on Boulder Creek in his decision to ban all swimming, tubing, kayaking and rafting on Clear Creek through June 25

Outdoors

Warnings are working (for now) to keep visitors out of Colorado’s high country. But tickets, legal battles loom.

A complex map of coronavirus restrictions raises legal issues for district attorneys in Colorado's high country who may have to prosecute people who violate health orders.

Outdoors

Colorado counties try different ways to tell visitors the same thing: please stay away

As Colorado rolls back its statewide stay-at-home order, counties are urging out-of-towners to continue delaying recreational visits.

Coronavirus

It’s unclear if Colorado counties can legally evict visitors to slow coronavirus. But one is doing it anyway.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argues that Gunnison County’s order intended to keep the community’s small hospital from being overwhelmed is unconstitutional. Other Colorado communities are following suit to shut out visitors.

Coronavirus

Idaho Springs mayor survives recall effort that leaders feared would stall development

Unofficial results from the city's clerk show 348 people cast votes opposing the recall while 244 wanted to oust Michael Hillman, who is in his second term as mayor.

Politics and Government

Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

Politics and Government

Colorado’s recall fever arrives in Idaho Springs, where leaders fear damage to their town’s renaissance

Mayor Michael Hillman is being targeted because of what some in the Clear Creek County community fear is too much change too quickly without enough citizen input

Politics and Government

One-way-only mountain bike trail ups the adrenaline on Clear Creek County’s emerging trail network

The 1.3 mile downhill trail, called The Sluice, is a key feature of the new Floyd Hill Open Space trail system that reaches over the hill into Clear Creek Canyon

Outdoors

The night she looks forward to all year: Prom, and belonging, at a Colorado camp for teens with disabilities

Rocky Mountain Village in Clear Creek County hosts people with disabilities throughout the summer, giving them an outdoors experience

Health