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President’s signature makes it official: Colorado’s Amache site now part of National Park Service

Decades after survivors of the Japanese American internment camp began their push, designation ensures its preservation

Coloradans

Amache is on the verge of earning national park status — and its place in history — after U.S. Senate approves bill

A Senate vote moved the former World War II incarceration camp that held people of Japanese descent closer to becoming a national historic site

Politics and Government

What happens when the lure of outdoor rec starts to pull people onto tribal lands?

The Navajo Rangers program presents a microcosm of the concerns that arise around outdoor recreation on tribal lands, from cultural and ecological issues to gaps in funding

Outdoors

Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.

As coal mining fades, a diverse coalition of Moffat County residents and leaders is planning for the next chapter with a focus on protecting resources while managing recreation and tourism.

Outdoors

Opinion: Rocky Mountain has it. Here’s why more national parks need a reservation system to get in.

The parks’ unrelenting popularity is making it impossible to preserve them “unimpaired.” Crowd control has become essential in the most popular parks.

Opinion Columns

In the wake of anti-Asian violence, Colorado congressmen push Amache’s designation as National Historic Site

A bill introduced by Reps. Joe Neguse and Ken Buck would bring federal resources to efforts to memorialize a site where Japanese Americans were incarcerated in WWII

News

Push to get Colorado’s Amache internment camp a national park designation interrupted by coronavirus

COVID-19 delays have slowed a three-year process that supporters hope will put the Granada War Relocation Center site under federal management

Coloradans

Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.

Energy

States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act

Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

Outdoors

National Park Service faces $270M wrongful death claim after gate decapitates Colorado woman

Claim says gate penetrated car of a Denver man and his new wife during a strong windstorm at Utah's Arches National Park.

Outdoors

Great American Outdoors Act heads to Trump as Cory Gardner leans on measure in reelection bid

The Republican U.S. senator, who is facing an uphill election battle, has run ads touting his work on the legislation and in recent weeks toured western Colorado to celebrate the bill

Politics and Government

Opinion: National parks – even Mount Rushmore – show there’s more than one kind of patriotism

National Park Service sites like Mount Rushmore are public lands, meant to be appreciated by everyone, but they raise crucial questions about history, unity and love of country, especially during this election year.

Opinion

E-bike access riling Colorado public lands users as BLM plans rule to open non-motorized trails

Thousands of comments highlight the divisive rule that requires e-bike access to all BLM and National Park Service trails used by traditional bikes.

Outdoors

Opinion: Oil and gas lease sales should be paused during the coronavirus crisis

Opinion Columns

Gates shut at Rocky Mountain National Park, first Colorado park to close amid fears of coronavirus spread

Days after Interior Secretary David Bernhardt suspended entrance fees at national parks, Estes Park mayor asked to close the park, citing crowds, older residents and a potentially overwhelmed hospital.

Coronavirus

Opinion: Colorado’s national parks desperately need funding for maintenance

Opinion Columns

Old mining shacks are becoming backcountry ski huts in Colorado’s high country

The North London Mill preservation project in Park County aims to use a long-abandoned gold mill site for outdoor education as part of rural Colorado's shift from extraction to recreation

Outdoors

Electric-powered bikes are now allowed on BLM and National Park trails — and not everyone is happy about it

The new rule issued by Interior Secretary aims to ease management and clarify conflicting rules by allowing e-bikes access to all bike trails. But trailbuilding and wilderness groups lament the lack of public involvement in the decision.

Outdoors

Opinion: Funding for public lands remains in jeopardy

Congress needs to include full, permanent, mandatory funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Restore our national parks using oil and natural gas

Opinion Columns
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