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Grand Junction, on the way to Arches National Park. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Grand Junction under a plan released by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, July 16. (Photo by Desi via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Trump team releases plan to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction 550 employees would...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration revealed sweeping plans on Tuesday to dismantle and disperse the Bureau of Land Management, sending its current headquarters staff...

Colorado delegation reacts to Trump’s inflammatory tweets about congresswomen

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Cory Gardner on Tuesday dodged The Colorado Indy's questions about President Trump’s derogatory tweets about four Democratic congresswoman of color,...
Denver's City Park with view of downtown skyline (Photo by Kari via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Guest Post: To save Denver’s parks, we must change the system

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has warned that losing the Park Hill Golf Course as open space would mean that “no park in Denver...
The Colorado River near Hite, Utah on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by John Herrick)

Analysis: Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face...

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20,...

Colorado’s criminal justice system has a mental health crisis. Will the state change its...

Officials agree that growing numbers of people with mental health disorders in Colorado’s criminal justice system is a crisis.  But, in a hearing this week...
Patrick Murphy, Boulder County Public Health employee, uses a FLIR infrared camera to check for gas leaks at a operating well pad in eastern Boulder County. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Colorado will consider requiring drillers to track and report methane emissions State air quality...

Vehicles and power plants are by far the biggest producers of greenhouse gases in Colorado, contributing roughly 50% of all planet-warming emissions in our...
Photo by Casey Bisson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools

Busing and the broader question of what courts and communities should do to create integrated schools has been back in the news after a...
Students work on a redistricting project in GIS lab on the campus of Colorado College on July 2, 2019 )Photo by Corey Hutchins)

The High Court punted on partisan gerrymandering. Colorado’s new redistricting laws could offer a...

COLORADO SPRINGS — Earlier this week, in a Colorado College library computer lab, three students and a math professor hovered over a glowing screen...
Teachers packed the Senate gallery as lawmakers read a resolution and showed their support for teachers during a rally on April 27. Photo by John Herrick

Colorado lawmakers are trying again to unravel a complicated school finance knot

For a third year, 10 Colorado lawmakers have convened to try to find a fairer and more effective way to fund the state’s schools. Nearly...
Congressman Joe Neguse (center, right) is pushing the "Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act," which aims to preserve about 400,000 acres of public lands in the state. The bill cleared the House Natural Resources committee by a vote of 23-15 along party lines. 

Massive Colorado wilderness bill advances in U.S. House

WASHINGTON -- Sweeping legislation that would preserve vast swaths of wilderness and recreation areas in Colorado advanced in the U.S. House on Wednesday.  The House...