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Wrongful death lawsuit targets Silverton Avalanche School

The family of a Longmont man killed in an avalanche safety class near Silverton is suing the guide, school and local rescue group as well as the maker of an avalanche airbag and its private equity...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes

Prices are at record highs. Supplies of mountain homes for sale have never been lower. Across Colorado’s high country, resort community real estate sales have set records since July. Through...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes

Prices are at record highs. Supplies of mountain homes for sale have never been lower. Across Colorado’s high country, resort community real estate sales have set records since July. Through...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Instead of luring tourists, Colorado ad dollars to target backcountry safety

In a normal year, late fall features Colorado ads enticing would-be vacationers from New York, Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix with images of powdery playgrounds. But in this anything-but-normal year,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

With danger high, Colorado avalanche center increases messaging

Ethan Greene’s team at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center on Friday capped a week of warnings detailing an increasingly touchy snowpack with three dire social media blasts pointing to...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 55 injured skiers and snowboarders arrive at Colorado ERs each day

Chris Arnis was with his crew, carving spring snow on his home hill. It was a good Sunday for the lifelong skier. It was a little shy of 4 p.m., March 15, 2015, when it happened. Arnis, a ski coach...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

‘Intentional discharge’ leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter

Harry Watkins and Simon Howell had hunted together for several years in densely timbered, steep terrain outside Kremmling. Watkins, a 52-year-old from Pennsylvania, and Howell, a 26-year-old from...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Masks up! Colorado ski resorts move ahead as counties restrict access

VAIL — The lift operator in the maze at Vail Village’s Gondola One tilts his head back and hollers: “Masks up please!” There are no unmasked skiers in the line, but maybe some masks have slipped...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor recreation a mighty economic force

Outdoor recreation is emerging as a critical element in the economic recovery from COVID-19 as the recreation economy delivers a larger share of U.S. economic output for the second consecutive...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Private ski area near Montrose sells its seven final memberships

Jim Aronstein’s business plan is moored in protecting powder. So he took a pass when the brokers suggested he increase the number of homesites he was selling at his private Cimarron Mountain Club...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Are Colorado’s backcountry skiing stashes ‘trade secrets?’

Stephen Bass approached Andy Sovick last year with a plan for writing a guide to snowmobile-access skiing around one of the most popular backcountry destinations in Colorado: Buffalo Pass near...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Voters decide to reintroduce wolves in Colorado

Unleash the hounds. Proposition 114 was decided Thursday as votes from heavily populated Front Range counties pushed the wolf reintroduction plan to victory. The measure, which tasks Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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