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Search called off for missing Front Range man believed to be in Steamboat Lake area

November 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Authorities have called off a search in the Steamboat Lake area for a 66-year-old man from the Front Range. “With the resources that we have and with the conditions that are up there, we have searched all probable areas,” said Kristia Check-Hill, the Routt County

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Vail, Beaver Creek to open early for 2018-19 season

November 12, 2018 — VAIL — With more than 4 feet of natural snowfall last week and cold temperatures helping with snowmaking conditions, Vail and Beaver Creek mountains will join other Colorado resorts in opening early for the 2018-19 season. Vail, originally slated to open Friday, Nov. 16, will

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Mountain Town News: How healthy Sherpa may help unhealthy lowlanders

November 10, 2018 — OKANAGAN, B.C. — To his death, Sir Edmund Hillary insisted that he was not solely the first to stand atop Mount Everest, the world's highest peak. He was, he said, in the company of Tenzing Norgay. Together, they were first. Norgay, also called Tenzing Norgay

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Summit County Rescue Group trains its new recruits to survive in the worst conditions

November 9, 2018 — "Nature takes no prisoners." These are Summit County Rescue Group member Andy Harris' words of wisdom about the hidden "enemy" all of us face when we go out into the wild. The cold, the wind, the snow, the altitude, the ever-shifting weather, the bare ground

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Colorado hospitals charge insured patients significantly more than five other jurisdictions, survey finds

November 9, 2018 — Colorado hospitals charge their insured patients significantly more for inpatient and outpatient care than hospitals in five other jurisdictions studied, a report released on Thursday found. The analysis reviewed health care costs in Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Oregon, Maryland and St. Louis. It found the price

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Mountain Town News: More moose and fewer willows. Any connection?

November 3, 2018 — GRAND LAKE — Moose have become commonplace in Rocky Mountain National Park, which should be no real surprise. Some 24 were released not far away, in North Park, in 1978. Now 2,500 roam across mountainous Colorado. But are there too many moose now in the

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Missing woman found deceased in Gore Creek in East Vail

November 2, 2018 — VAIL — At 8:44 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, Vail Police took a missing person's report for Margo Taryn Khalili, a 26-year-old female who lived in Vail. Vail Mountain Rescue responded to assist Vail Police with the search efforts in the East Vail area where Khalili

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies awarded medals for saving a motorist’s life

November 1, 2018 — David Beukelman is still alive today due to the heroism and professionalism of two Summit County sheriff's deputies with assistance from paramedics and bystanders. Deputies Mariah Kroschel and Ryan Hosier were awarded the Life Saving Medal on Friday for their actions in September that brought

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Aspen-based Ski.com selects winner for Epic Dream Job

October 31, 2018 — A 20-year-old photographer and filmmaker from Bozeman, Montana, was selected by Aspen-based Ski.com for its Epic Dream Job visiting ski resorts this winter. Jackson Lebsack was picked from more than 1,100 people who submitted video applications for what Ski.com and its partners labeled "the on-mountain

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Mountain Town News: Arson on Vail Mountain still vivid after 20 years

October 27, 2018 — VAIL — Twenty years ago this week Vail was in turmoil, trying to make sense of what had just happened. Two Elk, the magnificent cafeteria atop Vail Mountain, had burned in the dark of night on Oct. 19. Gas cans were found nearby in the

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Bennet, Polis, Frisco Flight for Life widow Karen Mahany celebrate signing of helicopter safety law

October 26, 2018 — Sunshine streamed through static rotors of a North Colorado EMS helicopter onto a small crowd gathered in front of it on Friday morning as fallen Flight For Life pilot Patrick Mahany's legacy was cemented at a ceremony at the High Country Training Center in Frisco.

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‘Build the Wall,’ racist website graffiti discovered near Summit Middle School

October 25, 2018 — Racist and nationalist graffiti was discovered near School Road in Frisco Thursday morning, along with a report of similar graffiti found near the Starbucks in Silverthorne. The incidents may be part of a disturbing pattern of hate speech-related graffiti in Summit County this week following

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Where the Colorado governor candidates stand on renewable energy and the environment

October 25, 2018 — Colorado is rich in resources: rivers that help supply the West, some of the country's largest natural gas reserves, lots of wind and sunshine fueling a robust renewable energy industry, and public lands that support a $28 billion outdoor recreation economy. Disagreements over how to

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Brewing El Niño could bring good snow season to southern Colorado resorts

October 25, 2018 — A good winter could be in store for southern Colorado ski resorts that endured drought last season, thanks to a reappearance of the climate phenomenon known as El Niño in the Pacific Ocean. Weather forecasters and climatologists say it's too soon to say with reliability

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Moose attacks increase in Colorado, CPW warns in new video

October 24, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — As both human and moose populations increase across Colorado, there is a correlating rise in dangerous interactions between the two. In response, Colorado Parks and Wildlife created a video to help educate residents and visitors on how to be safe around the

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Bear gets trapped in Winter Park car, does over $4,000 in damage

October 24, 2018 — Not long before the sun rose over the Continental Divide last Monday morning, Wanda Wunderlich was at her home in the Winter Park Highlands when she heard some noise from outside. "We heard the horn honk," Wunderlich explained. "That is what got us up to

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Moose population, nearly zero before 1980, grows exponentially, challenging RMNP officials

October 18, 2018 — Moose are a fundamental part of living in Colorado’s High Country, but an ever expanding population of the large animals poses unique challenges that officials from Rocky Mountain National Park hope to illuminate with a newly implemented research project. Historically, there is a significant disagreement

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Aspen girl speaks out in video about alleged rape

October 18, 2018 — A 16-year-old local girl who says she was raped by two Aspen acquaintances has brought the #MeToo movement directly to the heart of the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. Paige Quist posted a two-and-a-half-minute video to YouTube late last week in which she says she wants

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New to the area? Check out these tips to be prepared for winter weather in Colorado

October 16, 2018 — DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper has proclaimed the week of Sunday, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 20, as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado. This is a time for all individuals, families, businesses and schools to review their winter storm preparedness plans. It is especially

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Mama bear and her three cubs spend the night in Snowmass building

October 15, 2018 — A mama bear and three large cubs had a little Hump Day sleepover at the Snowmass Center this week. Foraging any last sustenance before hibernating, the bears entered the center via the automatic doors late Wednesday but were unable to exit the building, Snowmass animal

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