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Jason Blevins
Position: The Colorado Sun

Western Slope students work with outdoor businesses as part of Wright Collegiate Challenge

Outdoor industry students help nine businesses and nonprofits solve challenges

Telluride is latest Colorado town where housing, conservation clash

Push for rural affordable housing runs into battle to preserve wildlife, open space and agriculture

Parks and Wildlife asks legislature for $2.2M to bolster Keep Colorado Wild Pass rollout

Challenges have troubled the launch of the parks pass that underpins CPW’s new financial model

Yurt operator at a Colorado state park disappeared with guests’ money

CPW revoked contract for Never Summer Nordic Yurts; company must remove 10 yurts and cabins by the end of June

Colorado may bolster liability protections for private landowners who let the public recreate on their lands

A state lawmaker is working with trail groups and property owners on legislation that would reform Colorado’s recreational use statute

Supply chain issues prevent yet another thing from spinning: new Colorado chairlifts

Supply issues for chairlift manufacturers, including Grand-Junction-based Poma, have stalled openings for new lifts across Colorado, North America

The rock-hurling spat that could upend Colorado’s river access rules

Colorado Supreme Court wades into lawsuit arguing Colorado rivers are public property

Plan calls for 50 northern gray wolves to be released in Colorado over 5 years

Social, political issues will be harder to manage than animals as recovery rolls out on the Western Slope starting in 2024, Colorado species conservation program boss says

CPW volunteer cleared after 7-month investigation into racism claim

Dan Gates says he’ll recover, but fears that threat of unfounded claims will discourage 3,600 other volunteers

Western Slope voters pass taxes on short-term rentals to fund affordable housing

Communities could generate about $40 million in new tax revenue from vacation rentals to support affordable housing

As momentum to rename Mount Evans builds, relatives ask his contributions be considered

Descendants of John Evans speak up while acknowledging his role in massacre

Record surge for outdoor recreation economy in 2021 fuels push for legislation, federal office

Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry contributed $11.6 billion in 2021, accounting for 2.7% of the state’s overall economy