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The Colorado news roundup: Wolves, wildfires and weed (04.26.16) (1)

April 26, 2016 — 

Here’s what’s happening across Colorado today: PUBLIC SAFETY Colorado expecting average to below-average wildfire season DENVER — Firefighters said Tuesday they expect another average or below-average wildfire season in Colorado …

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Lake Dillon Fire recognizes longtime firefighters (2)

April 23, 2016 — 

“In each tragic situation, every photo you see, in every paragraph you read, there will be firefighters,” Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue vice president Robert Sollenberger read an excerpt from a book, …

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Mountain Town News: Water, snow fuel the town of Truckee (3)

April 23, 2016 — 

Skis and snowboards were amply evident last week at Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl and other ski areas along the crest of the Sierra Nevada. Unlike last year at this time, …

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Google adds virtual visits to 32 Colo. hikes, tourist traps (4)

April 22, 2016 — 

Last summer, hikers with bizarre backpacks could be seen trekking the trails in the Garden of the Gods, climbing stairs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and peering at the gorillas in …

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Mountain Town News: Whistler betting big on resort weatherization (5)

April 16, 2016 — 

WHISTLER, B.C. – Owners of Whistler Blackcomb are ready to sink $345 million into their product, some of it in on-mountain improvements but also in base-area additions that reflect a …

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Gibbs, Brophy spearhead effort to make state constitution less amendable (6)

April 13, 2016 — 

Many words have been used to describe Colorado’s constitution — complex, contradictory and even difficult — but a proposed ballot initiative is focused on making the document less mutable. Colorado’s …

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April 11, 2016 — 

DENVER‘Biliteracy seal’ for Colorado diplomas passes state HouseA movement to add a “seal of biliteracy” to the high-school diplomas of students who speak more than one language could be moving …

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Mountain Town News: Coal plant with ties to ski towns going down (8)

April 9, 2016 — 

KEMMERER, Wyo. – Slowly, bit by bit, the energy system that spews carbon dioxide into the atmosphere so prodigiously is being replaced. Consider a coal-fired power plant in southwestern Wyoming …

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After crash 23 years ago, heli-skiing could return to Aspen area (9)

April 4, 2016 — 

Relative newcomers to the Aspen area may not know it, but heli-skiing was once permitted in the Elk Mountain Range for a brief 30-day period in the early 1990s. “It …

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Mountain Town News: Cell phones and driving OK only if hands-free (10)

April 2, 2016 — 

KETCHUM, Idaho – City councilors in Ketchum have been moving toward adoption of a law that would ban the use of cell phones while driving, unless hands-free technology is used.Idaho …

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Mountain Town News: Thin ice for elk, and for others of us, too (11)

March 26, 2016 — 

It’s been a winter of thin ice. A cow elk fell through thin ice in Banff National Park last week and drowned. No attempt was made to save the ungulate, …

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Mountain Town News: Larger groups more likely to have fatalities (12)

March 19, 2016 — 

Go it alone in the backcountry? Conventional wisdom holds that you need companions should you get in trouble. But a study of Italian and Swiss avalanches finds that solo travelers …

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Mountain Town News: A dry February, but now the fun will start (13)

March 12, 2016 — 

ASPEN, Colo. – Winter got off to a good start high in the Rocky Mountains, but mid-winter was sluggish. Ketchum, for example, got just one inch of snow in February.Meteorologists …

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Colorado crashes involving school buses total 1,500 since 2011 (14)

March 6, 2016 — 

A shocking crash in December grabbed headlines: A school bus swerving out of control and flipping on a winding road, the driver arrested on charges she was under the influence …

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Vapor poisoning a known hazard in Colorado oil and gas fields (15)

March 6, 2016 — 

Dustin Bergsing was young and fit, a bull rider from Montana. On a cold night in January 2012, he climbed to the catwalk on top of a 20-foot tall crude …

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Behind the Badge: Two women launch careers at Lake Dillon Fire (16)

March 5, 2016 — 

After the call buzzed through the radios on an icy Wednesday morning, the two rigs swiftly departed from the Keystone station, just before the shift change. By 8 a.m., Shannan …

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Mountain Town News: Whistler’s strategy for diverting waste stream (17)

March 5, 2016 — 

WHISTLER, B.C. – Whistler Blackcomb reports that it now diverts about 70 percent of what would otherwise go to a landfill in Washington state through recycling, composting and other waste …

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Man dies while skiing at Breck (18)

March 1, 2016 — 

A man died Tuesday while skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort, authorities and a ski area spokeswoman said.The ski area said the 26-year-old, from Colorado, was taken to the St. Anthony …

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Mountain Town News: The continuing tango of the dollar and the loonie (19)

February 28, 2016 — 

WHITEFISH, Mont. – The Canadian and U.S. dollars have been doing the monetary tango. The loonie, as the Canadian dollar is called, has dropped to 70 cents as compared to …

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Mountain Town News: Records tumbling at Lake Tahoe, Whistler (20)

February 21, 2016 — 

TRUCKEE, Calif. -- Snow has been great, the economy has been humming, and ski areas on the West Coast have been reporting record business.Whistler Blackcomb had recorded 1.14 million skier …

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