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No hot water for lobbyist Ben Waters after ‘miscommunication’

Last week, Rep. Jon Becker, a Fort Morgan Republican, threatened lobbyist Ben Waters with an ethics complaint for lying about Gov. John Hickenlooper opposing...

Lobbyist Ben Waters may be in hot water for lying to...

Update: April 19, 2016: Rep. Jon Becker met with Gov. John Hickenlooper's office and lobbyist Ben Waters and decided not to file an ethics...

Dept. of Revenue abuses rural Colorado, say witnesses at Capitol

A fight over tax credits and a conservation easement program has cost many Coloradans their homes, farms and ranches. Some property owners have died...

Education, land and water use top rural lawmakers’ 2016 bills

Eastern Colorado lawmakers have big plans in 2016 to address their districts' concerns about education, land rights and water storage.   You’ll have to forgive Rep. Jon Becker...

‘Hanna Ranch’ and the New West, 15 years later

“I think he was the best kind of cowboy. I mean, he wasn’t just a cowboy," says Kirk Hanna’s daughter at the beginning of a new documentary about the life and legacy of the Colorado cattleman known as “the Eco-Rancher.”

Land trusts struggle to preserve open space in tough economic times

Land trusts around the state are being squeezed by the recession, bad publicity from over-valued parcels and the perception that conservation easements are scams...

Oil and Gas Development Poses Land Conservation Challenges

Oil and gas development in the Rockies presents private land conservation groups with new issues to deal with in the protection of land and...

Colorado among U.S. leaders in land preservation

Colorado managed to protect more land than it lost to development last year, putting 167,500 acres into conservation easements, purchase and other forms of...