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Outgoing US Interior secretary defends legacy as he leaves

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – As former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exits Washington chased by ethics investigations and criticism of his actions favoring industry, he told The Associated Press he’s lived up to the conservation ideals of Theodore Roosevelt and insisted the myriad allegations against him will be proven untrue. The former Montana congressman also…

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History Colorado’s future gets some clarity thanks to new additions, challenging 2018 The state’s historical preservation society wants to put controversies behind it

Header Photo: Riley Lang, 9, center, and dancers are in History Colorado Center to celebrate opening of Written on the Land Exhibit. Dec. 8, 2018. Written on the Land brings history to the present and talks about what contemporary lives look like for Ute tribal members. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post) Following a tribal dance…

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It’s getting more difficult to maintain my faith in human nature

Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar, The Associated Press A group holds a sign at the intersection of Murray Ave. and Forbes Ave. in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh during a memorial vigil for the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue where a shooter opened fire, killing 11 and wounding six,…

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Polis win highlights Boulder influence in state politics

Editor’s note: This article has been edited to correct Josie Heath’s name. A commonly accepted wisdom has long held that a “Boulder liberal” can’t win statewide office, but in an election year that saw a number of electoral firsts from coast to coast, Jared Polis just likely put that canard to permanent rest with an…

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Landscapes of Living History: Native American Nations and the Rocky Mountain Region

Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I felt separated from federal public lands, like national parks or national forests. At the time, I did not even grasp that I lived near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. As I got older and decided to go to graduate school, I began to understand the meaning of federal lands,…

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