Tag Archives: Steamboat Springs

Coal at crux of Colorado congressional race

Coal has become a major issue in the congressional election in the district that covers most of Western Colorado, including its ski areas. Continue reading

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Colorado starts preparing for return of wolves

Colorado wildlife officials have started talking about when, instead of whether, wolves will recolonize the state. What a difference from 2004. Continue reading

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The future of Colorado coal towns

Craig and other Colorado coal towns have made a good living during the last 35 years. But as for their futures, that’s a bit murkier. Continue reading

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John Fielder and the Yampa River

Landscape photographer John Fielder was in Denver recently to show his lovely photographs of the Yampa River. It’s a notable river for its history and relative absence of dams, but it’s not without a few problems, too. Continue reading

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Ski town newspaper scoffs at Clean Power Plan

Steamboat Springs is an island in a sea of coal mining in northwest Colorado, and it is singing the coal industry tune when it comes to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Continue reading

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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. 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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