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An Indigenous Mexican community finds a home in rural Colorado Culture,...

This story is a part of the ongoing Back 40 series, where High Country News reporters look at national trends and their impacts close to home. At 6:08 on a...

Thrown into the maze: A U.S. citizen’s unfortunate odyssey through the...

GUNNISON – Bernardo Medina was leaving a brief traffic-offense hearing in a Gunnison County courtroom Jan. 27 when he was stopped by federal immigration...

Colorado’s forgotten forest

  FRISCO — Colorado's verdant high country spruce and fir forests get all the glory on the cover of tourist brochures, but the state's most...

Coalition offers to pay energy companies $2.5 million to protect Thompson...

A coalition of groups in and around Carbondale is proposing a settlement to reimburse companies who own natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide area in exchange for retiring 43 leases currently in question and protecting the area from future energy development there.

Detractors of Bear Ranch land swap are sticking to their guns...

The dust-up continues over billionaire Bill Koch's proposed land swap so he can further fortify the replica Wild West town he is erecting a dozen miles upstream from the coal his company mines.

Challenger Pace says Tipton threatens recreation-based economies

The environment's relationship to the economy is a key theme for Sal Pace, minority leader in the Colorado House, as he challenges incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton for a seat in Congress. He says Tipton misses the connection.

Democratic legislators concerned by House reapportionment maps

Many Democrats are standing behind concerns raised by former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb last week after Webb said that Republican members of the Colorado Reapportionment Commission were playing it fast and loose with constitutional requirements when redrawing the state legislative boundaries.

Curry courts unaffiliated voters in high-profile write-in campaign

Kathleen Curry, a three-term state representative from Gunnison, hopes to spark an independent revolution on Colorado’s Western Slope with her write-in candidacy for House District 61 in November.

Boating bill swamped by controversy, may lead to summer of river...

A controversial commercial rafting bill - one of the most contentious issues of the just-completed legislative session - sank in choppy waters this week,...

Curry says debate over budget, drilling regs most influential in party...

State Rep. Kathleen Curry Monday reiterated to the Colorado Independent that last week’s surprising switch in party affiliation from Democrat to Independent had nothing...