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National parks endure rising visitation and less staff

National parks have been a centerpiece of America’s tourism culture since the late 19th century, after the colonialization and displacement of many of the Indigenous […]...

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June 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

A sheriff’s dilemma in the face of Trump’s immigration agenda

This story is the second in a series that examines how a rural Colorado community is grappling with the uncertainties around immigration. Read the first story […]...

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May 11, 2018 High Country News, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

In Colorado’s conservative corners, a push for gun control

On a brisk Saturday afternoon in late March, hundreds of protestors gathered in a grassy field at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction, Colorado, a conservative […]...

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April 25, 2018 Education, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […]...

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April 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before […]...

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March 19, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, […]...

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January 22, 2018 High Country News, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

‘Orphaned’ oil and gas wells are on the rise

In March 2015, Joe MacLaren, a state oil and gas inspector in Colorado, drove out to the Taylor 3 oil well near the tiny town […]...

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January 17, 2018 Environment/Energy, High Country News, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]...

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November 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, High Country News, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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