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Three questions about Colorado energy production.
1. Colorado has a lot of oil shale—how is it different from crude?
Colorado’s Piceance Basin in the western part of the state reportedly contains one trillion barrels of oil—five to eight times more than Saudi Arabia’s proven...
—Illustrations by Chris Philpot
There has long been a perception that Coloradans are, almost by birthright, environmentally friendly. If the stereotype holds, we are hybrid-driving, beer can–recycling, backyard-composting outdoorsmen who only buy locally grown, organic foodstuffs at Whole Foods Market (filling our own reusable...
—Illustration by Gluekit
You might not guess it, given all of the squabbling surrounding energy production in Colorado, but we know this to be true: The Centennial State has more than enough natural resources to satisfy the energy needs of everyone in the state—and a pretty sizable chunk of the rest of the country, too...
Fresh snowfall covers Colorado’s iconic Maroon Bells near Aspen; Photo by John Fielder
As Coloradans, our wild places tie us together. When you live here, as I have for 45 years, you learn that perhaps the one thing that most connects us to one another is our need to be outside. You learn that, collectively, we are compelled to experience the stabilizing force of our natural...
—Photography by Matt Nager
As director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, James Eklund has the unenviable task of overseeing the first comprehensive water plan in the state’s history. But in a place where water is scarce—and is a private property right that sometimes goes back generations—can a blueprint for how to...
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Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act to safeguard the country’s raw swaths of nature from development, but much of Colorado’s spectacular terrain remains vulnerable. On the golden anniversary of this landmark law, we explore seven stunning landscapes that may warrant some measure of...
—Photography by Kimberly Gavin; Styling by Erica McNeish
Custom drapes made with Harlequin’s Eloni print and pillows by Wesley Hall perk up an otherwise quiet room, while Ethan Allen sofas and a bound-carpet rug create a neutral backdrop.
5280 Home: This whole house feels energetic and yet tranquil at the same time—especially the breakfast nook.
Beth Armijo: That arrangement is so interesting because it’s matchy…but not, thanks to an unexpected mix of pieces, even though the colors coordinate. The husband is really handy, so he...
—Image by Bill Timmerman
At first, Ruth Hiller’s hopes for a Winter Park home were modest: a place to crash on the weekends to help feed her serious ski addiction, a 60-days-on-the-slopes habit that was becoming an exhausting schlep from her house in Boulder. The visual artist, who splits her time between Colorado and New...