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Vail closes deal on Australia’s largest ski resort for $135M (1)

July 1, 2015 — 

VAIL, Colo. — Vail Resorts Inc. has acquired its first international ski area for about $134.8 million. The Broomfield-based company announced Tuesday that it closed the deal for Perisher in …

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Study shows less accidents, delays on I-70 corridor last winter (2)

June 30, 2015 — 

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported significantly reduced crashes, delays and closures on the Interstate 70 mountain corridor last winter, according to a survey released on Monday. The highway saw …

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Lake Dillon Fire reports improved fire-insurance ratings (3)

June 30, 2015 — 

Lake Dillon Fire reported a marked improvement to fire-insurance ratings this month, possibly leading to lower insurance rates for property owners once the change takes effect at the beginning of …

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Grand Canyon floods are rebuilding sandbars (4)

June 28, 2015 — 

Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is a singular experience — or so I hear from “friends” who have gone down without me. But, two backpacking trips through …

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In Coloado, a door squeaks open for rural energy independence (5)

June 28, 2015 — 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled last Thursday that a rural co-op in western Colorado is less locked to its giant utility provider than previously understood and may, in fact, …

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Mountain Town News: Swollen Colorado rivers run wild and dangerous (6)

June 27, 2015 — 

RED CLIFF, Colo. – It was called the May miracle in Colorado. After a ho-hum winter, it looked certain that the creeks and rivers would deliver a runoff that walked, …

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Towns like Vail, Breckenridge worry about maintaining ‘brand image’ with marijuana (7)

June 27, 2015 — 

You can buy a Budweiser in Vail. You can smoke a bud, as in the flowering portion of a cannabis plant, in the privacy of your own home. But buy …

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Kremmling hero rescues man who crashed into Green Mountain Reservoir (8)

June 26, 2015 — 

When Todd Nelson pulled up to the bank of Green Mountain Reservoir, he had no idea what to expect. Working for Lawson Products in Summit, Nelson was driving back home …

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Jeff Berino recognized as new Lake Dillon Fire Chief (9)

June 26, 2015 — 

As his wife, Janis, pinned the new badge on his chest, deputy chief Jeff Berino stepped forward to be recognized as the new Lake Dillon fire chief on Thursday. Following …

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Swollen rivers force rafters to seek calmer waters (10)

June 26, 2015 — 

DENVER — Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado’s rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the lives of at least 11 people and forcing …

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Breckenridge police host second “Coffee with a Cop” at Cabin Coffee (11)

June 24, 2015 — 

Grab a cup of joe with a cop this afternoon. Breckenridge police are hosting their second “Coffee with a Cop” meeting on Thursday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to noon …

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Parmley retires after nearly 40 years of fire service in Summit County (12)

June 24, 2015 — 

He’s helped both fight and prevent fires, creating one of Colorado’s first wildfire mitigation programs. He united three separate fire departments together and saw Summit County grow during nearly 40 …

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Still quiet at Canyons of the Ancients (13)

June 21, 2015 — 

When local people first heard that President Bill Clinton wanted to designate a new 164,000-acre national monument in the red-rock desert of southwestern Colorado, many saw the new “Canyons of …

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Mountain Town News: Whistler to make snow for glacier (14)

June 20, 2015 — 

WHISTLER, B.C. — The Whistler Blackcomb ski area will soon begin to make snow to augment its shrinking Horstman Glacier.The glacier serves as just one of two places in North …

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Prosecutors wrap up emotional case in theater shooting trial (15)

June 19, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting trial were wrapping up their case Friday against James Holmes after eight weeks of testimony in which they sought to show …

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Denver sees record breaking tourism, spending in 2014 (16)

June 18, 2015 — 

DENVER — More travelers are choosing Denver for both business and leisure, with a new report showing that the city saw record-breaking tourism numbers in 2014. The Denver Post reports …

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Silverthorne police close lower Blue River to boaters due to increased outflows (17)

June 17, 2015 — 

In preparation for rising water levels due to snowmelt, Denver Water will increase Lake Dillon Reservoir outflows to 1,800 cubic feet per second into the lower Blue River. Silverthorne police …

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Boulder Creek closed to tubing after body pulled from water (18)

June 16, 2015 — 

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder Creek is closed to tubing and swimming because of high, swift water from recent rain and the spring melt off. Tuesday’s decision to ban the use …

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Mountain Town News: Crested Butte’s anguish about housing imbalance (19)

June 13, 2015 — 

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. – Jim Schmidt has lived in Crested Butte since 1978, and during that time he has seen the housing crunch come and go. It’s booming again, but …

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Report examines wages needed for Colorado families to be self-sufficient (20)

June 13, 2015 — 

How much money do you need in Colorado to survive without outside help? A new calculation of the cost of living shows it’s getting harder for families to meet their …

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