Tag Archives: Crested Butte

Inching along toward renewables in mountain towns

Crested Butte and Breckenridge examine goals of 100 percent renewables, and Kit Carson Electric moves along toward the same goal with another solar farm. Continue reading

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When white supremacists visit mountain towns

Two white supremacists at Charlottesville had links to ski towns in the Rocky Mountains. But should ski towns factor politics when they offer hospitality? Continue reading

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January storms a challenge in mountain towns

Prodigious storms both thrilling and a challenge for mountain towns by Allen Best CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Jim Schmidt, a former mayor of Crested Butte, has been shoveling snow there for 40 years. Sunday was the first day in three weeks this … Continue reading

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Fort McMurray’s ban on plastic bags

Colorado’s Crested Butte appears ready to push the kibosh on throw-away plastic bags. IN this, it has an unlikely role model: the oil boom town of Fort McMurray, which took the action in 2010. Continue reading

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Retiring the molybdenum Damocles sword hanging over Crested Butte

In Crested Butte, new hope after 40 years that the potential for mining of a molybdenum ore body in nearby Mt. Emmons can be retired. The circumstances are complex, the details yet to be worked out.
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The statistics of this winter’s tragic avalanches

January was a horrible month for deadly avalanches in the North American West, but the most important statistics are those that describe slope gradients. Continue reading

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Crested Butte’s brouhaha about beer and brands

You have to wonder if Crested Butte would have gotten this worked up if the brewer of Fat Tire had rented its main street for a party. Or Pabst. Continue reading

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