Colorado

Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
Latest: Outdoor recreation recognized as economic contributor
The Commerce Department affirms the growing clout of outdoor retailers.
Don’t give up on riding the rails
Don’t give up on riding the rails
A writer muses on a recent loss of confidence in the West’s rail system.
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A new structure for the Interior Department takes shape
A massive shake-up would shed senior staffers and state boundaries. Could it work?
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
Big Rec wants to make a statement. Staying out of Colorado would be a strong one.
OR show in CO?; runaway drone; an unexpected backcountry plunge
OR show in CO?; runaway drone; an unexpected backcountry plunge
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Your uncomfortable Western corners
Readers respond with unique encounters and uneasy revelations in the region.
Cowboys with surfboards
Cowboys with surfboards
How Hanalei, Hawaii, reflects small Western towns.
An expedition through the Edgelands
An expedition through the Edgelands
This landscape isn’t always beautiful — but that’s what makes it loveable.
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
Planes, pits & snowmobiles: how scientists get good data
A day in the field as researchers wring water data from Colorado’s snowpack.
West Obsessed: How pain pills spread in one Colorado town
West Obsessed: How pain pills spread in one Colorado town
The staff of High Country News discuss the cycle of addiction in the rural West.
When private pain becomes a community problem
When private pain becomes a community problem
How a rural clinic sparked a small-town addiction crisis.
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Wind swept; Pet lives matter; Moose, over produce
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Obama rules repeal push meets resistance and an overbooked schedule
Obama rules repeal push meets resistance and an overbooked schedule
Groups hope the delay gives them time to save the BLM’s methane rule.
Ask a Scientist: Why NOAA matters for the West
Ask a Scientist: Why NOAA matters for the West
CIRES head Waleed Abdalati answers our questions, the first in an occasional series.
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Will Big Rec leave Utah?; a heroic rescue; an ambling lynx
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
It’s wrong to blame the EPA for the Gold King spill
Without the private sector, neither the mine nor its toxic legacy would exist.
The arguments for methane regulations
The arguments for methane regulations
‘Tailings wars’ of the past provide perspective on today’s flaring rules.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
Knocked down by the election? Here’s how to move on.
As Donald Trump takes office, natural rhythms remind us of larger patterns.
Inauguration day in a county that flipped blue to red
Inauguration day in a county that flipped blue to red
In small-town Colorado, mixed emotions about President Donald Trump.
Nature’s disappearing vocabulary; bobcat decoys; setting the “barr” for climate data
Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
Colorado’s controversial plan to kill predators
A study plans to remove mountain lions and black bears to boost mule deer.
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
An author returns West, looking for unexpected intersections.
Ski areas add warm-weather options
Ski areas add warm-weather options
Forest Service has made it easier for resorts to include summer activities.