Tom RamstackTom RamstackJanuary 8, 20186min478
WASHINGTON — Colorado lawmakers and conservation officials are pinning their hopes for additional federal funding of wildlife conservation on two bills recently introduced in Congress. One of them would redirect about $29 million a year to Colorado from fees paid by companies that extract energy and minerals from federal lands. Much of the money would […]

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Matthew BrownAugust 28, 201611min338

Record visitor numbers at the nation's first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to Yellowstone's storied elk herds, grizzly bears, wolves and bison. Law enforcement records obtained by The Associated Press suggest such problems are on the rise at the park, offering a stark illustration of the pressures facing some of America's most treasured lands as the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary.