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Elizabeth Miller

Articles By Elizabeth Miller

A two-lane road through the Colorado high desert leads to Great Sand Dunes National Park, which sits at the base of the Sangre de Cristos

7 Must-See Attractions and Must-Do Activities on Southern Colorado Road Trips

Ditch I-70 for a smoother vacation along I-25 or U.S. 285.

Crawdads Were Fauna Non Grata in Colorado—Until Now

The red swamp crawfish is an invasive species that state officials wanted no part of, but Coloradans recently won the right to their backyard boils.

Can a New Denver Ordinance Save Demolished Homes From the Landfill?

One year ago, voters approved Denver’s Waste No More ordinance, but how the new policy will divert demolished homes from the landfill remains a work in progress.

Will A Nationwide Forest Inventory Effort Help Save Colorado’s Oldest Trees?

Federal land managers are drafting new definitions for different types of forests, an endeavor that could help protect Colorado’s most aged forests.

Inside the Debate Over Who Should—and Shouldn’t—Have Access to a Medicinal Plant Called Colorado Cough Root

Also called oshá, the plant is sacred to many Native American and Indigenous people, who don’t want it commoditized by the American herbal products industry. Because it often grows on public lands, the U.S. Forest Service has been put smack in the middle of the fight.

How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Holiday Style

Colorado’s already behind on recycling rates. Here are tips to avoid making it worse during the holiday season.

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Don’t Want to Buy a Haunted House? Do Your Research

Colorado law bans sellers’ agents from disclosing anything but physical property damage. Ghosts? Murders? You’re on your own to figure it out.

Is It Safe to Build a Campfire in Colorado Right Now?

A damp July has lessened fire danger around the state, even in a desperately dry year. Some forest supervisors still urge caution, though, particularly along the Western Slope.

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Can a New Program Help Solve the Mountain Town Housing Crisis?

A pilot project from the Telluride Foundation aims to close the widening gap between who lives and who works in Western Slope communities by cutting the cost of building new homes, starting with donated land.

Downtown Ouray

For Colorado Mountain Towns, the Workforce May Never Be the Same

Hours cut. Services limited. How the housing crunch is affecting businesses in Ouray and other Colorado mountain communities.

Eldorado Canyon State Park is Trying New Ways to Manage Record Visitation

Officials from the recreation area introduced a new management plan to limit traffic and parking woes, which features a free shuttle service, a parking monitoring system, and the possibility of reservations.

Why Ski Patrollers at Keystone and Breckenridge Considered Unionizing

This past spring, patrollers at each ski resort voted on whether to negotiate for better conditions via collective bargaining. Despite reaching different outcomes, both groups remain concerned about compensation and retention.

How You Can Help Scientists Collect Better Information About Colorado’s Snowpack

The Community Snow Observations project is recruiting adventurers to measure the depth of powder in remote areas. The initiative could provide more accurate information about spring runoff and help us better understand climate change.

Len Necefer

This Navajo Man Says Tribes Should Decide the Future of Public Lands

Len Necefer thinks tribes should help decide what Colorado does with its public lands. And he’s well on his way to making that happen.

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