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Local politicians, conservationists praise Polis draft wilderness plan

Local politicians and statewide environmental groups today hailed a draft wilderness proposal being circulated by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis called the Eagle and Summit County Wilderness Preservation Act.

Hidden Gems wilderness debate heats up in mountain towns

Nothing gets the hackles up in mountain towns quite as quickly these days as broaching the Hidden Gems wilderness proposal. Just bringing up the concept is enough to turn a cocktail party into a tea party on wheels. Supporters of conserving 342,000 acres of public lands as wilderness regularly clash with off-road enthusiasts who insist the national forest must remain open to mechanized travel.

Where wilderness is concerned, the Buck apparently stops in Weld County

Weld County district attorney and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck sat down with former Colorado Independent reporter Ernest Luning (now with the Colorado...

Polis weighs into fray over ‘Hidden Gems’ wilderness proposal

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Boulder) is clearly trying to head off health care town hall-style lynch mobs at the pass by getting out in...