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Colorado redistricting commissioners mull big changes to latest draft of congressional map

People on the Western Slope aren’t happy about being grouped with Boulder, and Fort Collins residents say they don’t belong with the Eastern Plains

Politics and Government

Here are the themes from meetings across Colorado on the state’s new congressional, legislative maps

More than 100 hours of testimony, 2,300 online comments to consider as first maps based on 2020 census data are set to be revealed this month

Politics and Government

Half of Colorado lives in a day care desert. Here’s how that’s straining one mountain community.

Though officials say help is on the way, parents and child care providers are struggling in Colorado, a state where half the population lives in a day care desert.

Economy

U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass shut by mudslides, hazmat vehicles must now go through Eisenhower tunnel

Alternate routes advised: I-70 remains closed through Glenwood Canyon as removal of mud and rocks from 10 slides goes slow.

Transportation

Coroner identifies two of the three people killed in Poudre River flooding; one person remains missing

The flooding happened along the Cameron Peak fire burn scar. Several structures were also destroyed in the torrent of water, mud and other debris.

Crime and Courts

Two more bodies found after Poudre River flooding, mudslides

One more person remains missing after flooding around the Cameron Peak burn scar

News

What exactly is the Front Range Trail? You may already be riding on it.

Every year, Colorado’s indefatigable trail builders chip away at complex new sections of a connector they imagine stretching from Wyoming to New Mexico. Next up: Castle Rock and the Cache la Poudre.

Outdoors

Fort Collins planners, worried about Poudre River impacts, reject Northern Water’s plan for 3-mile pipeline through the city

Rejection of the NISP pipeline is yet another skirmish in a series of water and pipeline battles playing out in the northern Front Range.

Environment

Thornton will use its status as a utility to overturn Weld County’s denial of its 75-mile water pipeline

Thornton has been fighting to build a 75-mile water pipeline since 2015. Only 6 miles is complete.

Growth

How southern Colorado is working to bridge the digital divide in schools

One in 20 Colorado students live in a home without internet access. Most of those houses have elementary school age kids and are in rural or low-income areas.

Education

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

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

Opinion: Protest, perseverance and partnership as a small business faces COVID-19

Within several weeks of hearing about COVID-19, we were forced to lay off our entire staff and overnight lost 75% of our revenue.

Opinion Columns

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

“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

Outdoors

Cameron Peak fire 100% contained after 112 days

The fire started Aug. 13 in the Roosevelt National Forest between Cameron Peak and the Chambers Lake Campground, destroying 461 structures

Wildfire

“5-star” exemption program pioneered in Mesa County opens to other Colorado counties under red-level restrictions

Data from Mesa County’s pilot will determine if variances can be extended elsewhere. It will take a decline in hospitalizations and positivity rates.

Coronavirus

More Colorado counties want entrance into Mesa County’s coronavirus “pre-check” program for restaurants

More than 600 Mesa County businesses have applied for variances to COVID-19 restrictions under a program OK’d by the state. Now Larimer and Douglas counties want the same 5-star treatment.

Coronavirus

Defiant Colorado restaurants could lose licenses, Gov. Polis says

Numerous Larimer County businesses, including restaurants and breweries, said they will not further restrict the capacity of their operations as the county shifts to Level Red on the state's coronavirus dial.

Business

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
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