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The latest draft of Colorado’s congressional map would create a whole new dynamic in the state

Four public hearings are scheduled this week on a proposal that would be a dramatic change from the current congressional map

Politics and Government

Man described as neo-Nazi pleads guilty in Pueblo synagogue bomb plot

Richard Holzer, 28, pleaded guilty to attempting to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and attempting to destroy a building used in interstate commerce

Crime and Courts

Trinidad’s Temple Aaron seemed destined to die. But the 131-year-old Jewish synagogue’s fate was never sealed.

A group of strangers, unwilling to let Temple Aaron fade away, stepped in to help keep the synagogue’s doors open. This weekend, when Rosh Hashanah begins, a few dozen Jews will pray there in person -- just as they have been doing for more than a century.


Rail mill project solidifies Pueblo’s “Steel City” moniker

Steel-making in Pueblo is inextricably linked with the city, which this year is celebrating its 150th anniversary with Colorado Fuel and Iron (CF&I)


Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.


How does a rural Colorado county with three people per square mile send 30 students to an Ivy League institution?

A 19th-century lawyer came to Las Animas County to save his life. He built a fortune and, one generation later, inspired the scholarship that created a pipeline to Princeton University.


Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

The southern Colorado town, population 55, now looks to another small hamlet for a solution -- and to crowdfunding to pay for it


Changing the way people access the burliest waters in the country: Mancos’ Alpacka Raft crafts “a new way to see the world”

Today, the company’s more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka rafts across the world every year


Colorado’s hot summer of dry ditches and empty reservoirs has left distressed farmers sweating: Will it get worse?

The state is in the midst of the fourth-driest water year and the third-hottest summer in more than a century of record keeping


“It’s just, like, unbelievable”: Amtrak’s Southwest Chief train could be suspended through Colorado

Advocates incredulous at the change in Amtrak's outlook, including a bipartisan group of politicians in Washington, D.C., now wonder if the carrier intends to dismantle its long-haul network