Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bus rapid transit in the Rockies

Despite a free-falling economy, Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley OK’d bus-rapid transit. Natural gas powers the buses, which are quieter and cheaper to operate. Continue reading

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Cleaning the carbon house in Aspen

Aspen reports it is ahead of schedule in its efforts to decarbonize municipal operations. But the local community is really no better than the U.S. as a whole. Continue reading

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Old story in new avalanche death

They had all the gear, plus avalanche education. But when faced with the beckoning mountainside of snow, it was of no real use. It’s an all-too-familiar story. Continue reading

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Funding platform for Vail direct flights

Eagle County Regional Airport is a major conduit for high-end destination guests into the Vail Valley, but could a new funding platform expand the flights? Continue reading

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Jackson Hole’s Vertical Harvest greenhouse

A greenhouse adjacent to a parking garage could produce year-round veggies for Jackson Hole while providing jobs for locally developmentally disabled adults. Continue reading

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Vail and wildfire risk to homes

If potential for fire was always theoretically evident in Vail, first the bark beetle epidemic and then the fires along Colorado’s Front Range have made that potential less abstract.
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