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Mountain Town News Roundup: Grenades still flying, but wolves are here (1)

January 24, 2015 — 

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wolves in Jackson Hole last week were doing what wolves do best: chasing bighorn sheep, pronghorn and elk. In other words, wolves are doing well on this, …

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Enforcement a patchwork for workers across Colorado whose wages are illegally withheld (2)

January 18, 2015 — 

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. From telemarketers to tortilla manufacturers, workers in myriad industries have suffered from employers failing to pay them wages they are …

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Mountain Town News: Hot time in California, ski towns taking action (3)

January 17, 2015 — 

It was among the coolest years on record for the interior of the United States, but not so California or the globe. Temperatures last year averaged 61.5 degrees Fahrenheit in …

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2 men reach top of Yosemite’s El Capitan in historic climb (4)

January 14, 2015 — 

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A pair of Americans on Wednesday completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to …

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Marijuana health research skimpy, Colo. doctors find (5)

January 13, 2015 — 

DENVER — A year after legalizing recreational pot sales, Colorado has more questions than answers about the health effects of legal marijuana. A panel of doctors concluded months of meetings …

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In resort towns, working class squeezed out as rich move in (6)

January 12, 2015 — 

ASPEN — At first, Loly Garcia didn’t have to travel far to her jobs in the chic hotels of this fabled tourist town. She shared a tiny studio apartment with …

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Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue responds to I-70 truck fire, Keystone bus crash (7)

January 12, 2015 — 

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue first responders were busy Monday morning. First, they responded to a 7:19 a.m. call about an accident involving a bus on Highway 6 in Keystone. When they …

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Mountain Town News: Beacons don’t guarantee safety, but they’re vital in avalanche country (8)

January 10, 2015 — 

GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Again comes evidence that having an avalanche beacon in your pack won’t necessarily allow you to survive an avalanche. The story comes from Kelso Peak, located 50 …

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A grouse divided; Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse? (9)

January 10, 2015 — 

In the 1970s, biologist Clait Braun noticed something different about the sage grouse in western Colorado’s Gunnison River Basin. Their wings and bodies seemed smaller than those of the greater …

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Durango woman dead after second fatal Colorado avalanche in a week (10)

January 7, 2015 — 

Olivia Buchanan of Durango died Tuesday after getting caught in an avalanche while backcountry skiing on Kendall Mountain, San Juan County Coroner Keri Metzler confirmed Wednesday morning. The avalanche that …

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Monarch Mountain, sheriff: Attempted sex assaults not kept from public (11)

January 5, 2015 — 

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and Monarch Mountain are defending themselves against allegations they failed to publicize two attempted sex assaults at the ski area in an effort to not …

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Updated: Breckenridge gas leak closes businesses, block of Main Street (12)

January 5, 2015 — 

UPDATE, 1 p.m. Wednesday: Xcel Energy continues Wednesday to address issues caused by a gas leak discovered Sunday, Jan. 4., on Main Street in Breckenridge. Late Monday, the utility discovered …

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Tax refunds at top of list for Colorado lawmakers (13)

January 4, 2015 — 

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are preparing to debate tax refunds during what’s expected to be a packed legislative session where resolving complicated issues will be more challenging with each major …

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Yellowstone sees rise in marijuana cases (14)

January 4, 2015 — 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An increasing number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park are being prosecuted for possessing small amounts of medical and recreational pot, which remains illegal on federal land. …

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Controversial Colorado program looks to increase child support payments (15)

January 3, 2015 — 

The numbers alone give shape to what is a staggering problem in Colorado. Approximately one-third of parents with monthly child support obligations do not make their payments. That amounts to …

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Mountain Town News: Author goes under cover for Aspen marijuana store event (16)

January 3, 2015 — 

ASPEN — The book signing scheduled for Aspen on Dec. 30 was different in two ways. First, the event was held at Silverpeak Apothecary, a store that sells recreational marijuana. …

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Former Silverthorne mayor Warren Alloway dies in house fire (17)

January 2, 2015 — 

The Summit County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the victim of a Friday-afternoon house fire in Silverthorne, 81-year-old Warren Alloway, died shortly after he was brought to St. Anthony Summit Medical …

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Fatal avalanche strikes snowshoers on Torreys (18)

December 31, 2014 — 

A man is dead after an avalanche Wednesday morning in Clear Creek County, officials said. The avalanche occurred around 10:30 a.m. as a group of three snowshoers — a woman …

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Woman left for dead in Breckenridge snowbank; police search for hit-and-run suspect (19)

December 29, 2014 — 

At St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, Laura Hamilton met with a doctor Monday afternoon to talk about the impacts of her brain injury. Then she did physical therapy. …

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A progress report on the Colorado River pulse (20)

December 28, 2014 — 

It’s been nine months since a coalition of scientists, water managers and lawmakers from the U.S. and Mexico opened the Morelos Dam at the Arizona border, releasing a massive, one-time …

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