Category Archives: Breckenridge

Exiled from Main Street in Breckenridge

Why did slightly counter-cultural Breckenridge boot cannabis off Main Street and into the “green-light district?” Most —but not all—other Colorado mountain towns have also been wary. Continue reading

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The case for a tax on carbon emissions

We can’t wait for the last iota of evidence on climate change, and we need to accelerate action by adopting a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Ski towns should be at the forefront of this advocacy. Continue reading

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Notes from Colorado’s cannabis frontier

Vail remains on the sidelines, Aspen rejected a new tax, governor frets about THC dangers on young minds. These and other notes about cannabis from Colorado’s mountains towns. Continue reading

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Creating a new water normal in mountain towns

Breckenridge is among Colorado’s mountain towns looking to take measures to encourage more efficient use of water for outdoor lawn irrigation. “We have to walk the talk,” says Tim Gagen, the town manager. “We can’t just sit up here and say we have all the water, now we’ll use it.”

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Summer use of ski areas

Oddly, given the motivation for expanded summer use of ski areas, the law signed by President Barack Obama makes no mention of alpine coasters, the amusement that Vail Resorts prefers to call a ForestFlyer. But Vail expects great things at Vail Mountain, Breckenridge and Heavenly — if nothing that equals the drew of sliding on snow as it expands summer ski areas use.
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Cannabis sales surge in Breckenridge

Based on sales of cannabis in January 2014, Breckenridge has a reasonable expectation of take in $1 million in tax revenues this year. Continue reading

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Mountain town statistics for 2013

Mountain resort towns of the West speak more or less the same language. And sometimes they have numbers that echo across valleys. Here are a few I gleaned during 2013. Continue reading

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Charging stations along I-70

Tesla this week plans to open charging stations along the I-70 corridor in Colorado for its Model S cars. Charging stations for other electric cars are also being installed in Breckenridge, with other locations perhaps to follow. Continue reading

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