Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tornadoes in the mountains

A tornado in early June that swirled across South Park was rare enough that it got significant attention. In Oklahoma? Hardly anyone would notice. But more significant twisters do sometimes occur in mountainous areas. Continue reading

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Aspen and EPA air regulations

In 2006, the Aspen Skiing Co. filed an amicus brief in support of Massachusetts in its effort to force the EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The outcome of that case is finally unfolding in new regulations governing coal-fired power plants.
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The winner of the Park City battle

It was easy to slap around Powdr Corp. for its gigantic clerical error. But who, beyond Vail Resorts and Talisker, benefit—and who loses beyond Powr in this case that has had Park City buzzing for the last two years? Continue reading

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I-70 tolling and revenue study

Trolling for fatal flaws in I-70 plans New study casts doubts about feasibility of new tunnel by Allen Best I-70 CORRIDOR, Colo. – A new traffic and revenue study for Interstate 70 triggered by an unsolicited proposal from Parsons Transportation … Continue reading

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Salida’s FIBArk whitewater festivals innovates

Salida held its annual FEBArk boat races again recently, a tradition dating to 1949. But the boat races, like Salida, have evolved over the years. Continue reading

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Granby’s wounds 10 years after the day of bulldozer terror

The Colorado mountain town of Granby on June 4 remembered, but did not celebrate, the day that it was in the national spotlight. Even now, wounds remain from Marvin Heemeyer’s strange and terrible revenge on his neighbors. Continue reading

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Leadership on Colorado’s rural plains

Restoring Colorado in a practical way will happen at the exact moment we in rural Colorado embrace the fact we are not independent, but interdependent within our state’s diverse economy. Continue reading

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On the dark side of paradise

People who live in mountain towns tend to view their towns as exceptional places. In many ways they are. But great expectations can turn sour, even poisonous as the internal geography of the human soul just does not match up to the physical geography.
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Life on a pharmaceutical pedestal

Take the Western boots off Don Colcord, add more trees to the main street of Nucla, Colorado, and you have the role of the principled banker played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Continue reading

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