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SunLit Interview: Megan Kate Nelson saw a natural jewel, and a metaphor, in “Saving Yellowstone”

The author recognized America's embrace of the breathtaking landscape during Reconstruction also underscored a danger in what lies beneath

SunLit

Interior secretary orders removal of racist terms, aims to change place names

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term

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

Order to close three Colorado coal-fired power plants early reversed, regulators cite “incomplete” information

Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission said issues around closing plants a year early were too complex

Climate

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

Opinion: Progress is slow on reducing Colorado’s air pollution, but there are signs of movement

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Let’s celebrate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Now we need the CORE Act.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s gateways to public lands need help from Congress

Opinion Columns

U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National Park maintenance

After years of stalled efforts, the Great American Outdoors Act gained traction thanks to Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who won backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump

Politics and Government

U.S. Senate will take up bill to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, Mitch McConnell says

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, made the announcement on Thursday afternoon

Politics and Government

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

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Fully funding conservation fund is essential for Colorado’s economic recovery

Opinion Columns