Monthly Archives: January 2013

Like most ski towns, Telluride had long been talking about diversifying its economy. But the Great Recession added a new sense of urgency to the discussion about how to lessen the dependency upon real estate construction and a sometimes fickle tourism trade. Studying its assets, several community leaders concluded that one of their strengths was the business experience of its residents. Continue reading

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Using skiing to make case for climate action

Aspen Skiing Co. and Vail Resorts are, in many ways, two peas of the same pod. But in their public stances about the risks of global climate change, they’re apples and oranges. An op/ed by Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz sparks this examination Continue reading

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 Evaluating the soundness of mag-lev and other transportation technologies As part of its study of the potential for high-speed rail in the Interstate 70 corridor, the Colorado Department of Transportation invited technology companies to submit proposals. Eleven were accepted, and most of … Continue reading

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