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Jason Blevins
Position: The Colorado Sun

Colorado ranchers launch last-ditch effort to block wolves. Here’s how.

Cattlemen and Stockgrowers associations file a lawsuit to try to force federal analysis

A way to add 8,800 acres to Colorado State Parks without spending a dollar

As Wyoming plans to auction park land for at least $80 million, some call on the Colorado State Land Board to transfer 8,817 acres inside 13 state parks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Effort to ban mountain lion hunting in Colorado heats up

Hunting advocates ask the Colorado Supreme Court to reject a ballot initiative that would ban hunting mountain lions, bobcats and lynx

Colorado land trusts want increased support for easement tax credits to help “double down on conservation”

Keep It Colorado coalition hopes to conserve 3.3 million acres by 2033, but it needs lawmakers to renew and increase the state tax incentive program

Outdoor recreation economy tops $1.1 trillion, fueling efforts for legislative support of industry

Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy topped $13.9 billion in 2022 and employed 130,000 workers

Forest Service, Park Service rock climbing proposals worry both climbers and wilderness advocates

New guidance from federal land managers seems to require an inventory and review of all existing bolts and fixed anchors in wilderness areas

Dam on the Arkansas River near Salida finally removed after years of rescues, drownings and environmental impacts

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Chaffee County commissioners help fund removal of the dam that has threatened river runners, fish habitat for nearly 60 years

Camp Hale national monument turns a year old as a plan to honor Utes, 10th Mountain vets takes shape

Initial plans for the state’s newest national monument at Camp Hale include celebrating the history of Utes, World War II soldiers and outdoor recreation atop Tennessee Pass

Eldora ski patrollers are the latest to join a growing effort to unionize the resort industry

The number of unionized workers in the resort industry has nearly doubled as patrollers, lift mechanics organize in 10 Western communities where the cost of living is skyrocketing

Ouray Ice Park, once the gold standard for free recreation on private land, caught up in liability concerns

City, private landowner and nonprofit operator of park negotiating new partnership

Lawsuit targets new Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations for State Wildlife Areas

Animal advocacy groups argue the new regulations for more than 350 State Wildlife Areas offer special treatment for hunters and anglers with increased prohibitions on non-wildlife related recreation

Telluride to consider easing short-term rental restrictions

After two years of analysis, the Telluride town council appears ready to impose higher taxes on short-term rental homes