Monthly Archives: October 2017

The day that Breckenridge got lucky

Breckenridge was full of people the day last summer that fire erupted in the nearby Tenmile Range. “It was scary. It was so close,” says one local resident. Continue reading

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UnVail challenges ski industry dominance of Vail Resorts

Deep pockets of the Crown family of Chicago and Aspen and the KSL Capital Partners have now assembled enough ski areas to do serious battle with Vail Resorts.
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Fatal snakebite in Colorado a statistical anomaly

Colorado hasn’t had a fatal snakebite since at 1998, and maybe earlier. So why did 31-year-old endurance athlete Daniel Hohs become a statistical anomaly after being bitten by a rattlesnake in the foothills west of Denver? Continue reading

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Preserving the dark skies of a Colorado mountain valley

Dark skies are good for the pocketbook and arguably good for the soul. So why is Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley arguing about whether to preserve them? Continue reading

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Renaming of Gore Range gathers local support

An Irish hunter visited Colorado’s high country in 1854 and left his name on a mountain range, a canyon and more. But are there more worthy figures to remember? Continue reading

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Three reasons for optimism about climate change

A former Obama adviser says Trump’s effort to turn back the energy clock will fail because the train has left the station. He cites three reasons why. Continue reading

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