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7 Incredible, Unprotected Colorado Vistas

Fifty years after the Wilderness Act, many of our landscapes remain exposed. How much longer can our iconic environment last?

5280

December 2014

From the Editor

Features

Fruits of Their Labor

Colorado's ag industry has a more profound connection to our land than maybe any other commercial sector. It’s a relationship that, in the case of those who grow the state’s iconic Palisade peaches, has roots creeping back over a century.

High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County’s farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.

Can a Water Plan Actually Work?

As director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, James Eklund had 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 use our most valuable resource actually work?

Department

Front Range

Colorado’s Year in Review 2014

Whether it was tight political races, gay marriage, marijuana, or the Super Bowl, Colorado found itself in the national spotlight in 2014. Here, a look at some of our best (and worst) headlines. 

Scene

4 Local Hot Sauces to Try

In Colorado, we love our hot sauce. And with winter in full swing, there is no better time to turn up the heat. Dot, drizzle, or douse your dinner with these recently released, flavorful varieties. 

Eat and Drink

Backstory

Logo-Land

Our state’s landscape appears in so many insignias, the Rocky Mountains should start collecting royalties.

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