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Inbounds avalanche at Taos Ski Valley buries 2 men near summit

January 18, 2019 — ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An avalanche rushed down a mountainside at a New Mexico ski resort on Thursday, injuring two people who were pulled from the snow after a roughly 20-minute rescue effort, a resort spokesman said. The avalanche near the highest peak of Taos Ski

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Can modular homes save ski towns?

January 18, 2019 — VAIL — Can modular homes solve the affordable housing crisis in Vail and other ski towns across the West, and maybe even save the planet as an added benefit? Maybe, but it’s still early days in the prefab revolution, cautioned developers and experts in the

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Misjudgments led to avalanche that killed Longmont man in southwestern Colorado, according to report

January 17, 2019 — An avalanche that swept six skiers participating in an advanced avalanche safety course downslope this month, killing a 40-year-old man who was part of the group, was triggered as the skiers failed to follow a basic procedure aimed at minimizing avalanche threats and risk, according to investigators.

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Gov. Jared Polis unveils plan to pay for full-day kindergarten — but Democratic lawmakers want to pump the brakes

January 16, 2019 — Gov. Jared Polis wants to use a windfall announced well after the election to pay for one of his major campaign promises: full-day kindergarten. His proposals for the upcoming state budget, announced Tuesday, include up to $227 million for school districts that implement free, all-day kindergarten.

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Home sales slowed across most of Colorado in 2018

January 16, 2019 — Metro Denver's housing market saw sales slide and prices continue to rise last year, and that pattern dominated across much of the state, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Association of Realtors. Colorado Springs and El Paso County, the next biggest housing market

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Rocky Mountain National Park restores accessibility, resumes basic visitor services

January 16, 2019 — Officials with Rocky Mountain National Park reversed this week a decision to cease snowplowing operations and park maintenance during the ongoing partial government shutdown. Kyle Patterson, spokesperson for the park who remains on furlough due to the shutdown, released a statement Monday evening announcing that

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How to see the super blood wolf moon on Sunday

January 16, 2019 — We're set to see an oddity in the sky on Sunday night, and unfortunately, it won't be a UFO — it'll be totally natural. What we'll see is called a super blood wolf moon, and it's a combination of several phenomena that occur fairly rarely

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Mountain Town News: Why don’t more people want to play in the snow?

January 12, 2019 — It's a very different time for the ski industry than when Grand Targhee opened for business in late 1969. Baby boomers were coming of age and America was increasingly prosperous. Innovations had made skiing accessible to the merely athletic and not the truly adventurous. And,

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Summit County feels impact of longest federal shutdown in U.S. history

January 11, 2019 — On Saturday, the partial federal government shutdown will enter its 22nd day, making it the longest federal shutdown in American history. Over 800,000 federal employees nationwide have been furloughed or forced to work without pay. On Friday, 15,000 Coloradans who work for a living received

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District attorney’s office officially declines to press charges in shooting death of Kremmling puppy

January 7, 2019 — The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office has declined to press charges against either of the two people involved in a December incident where a puppy escaped his Kremmling family's yard and was shot to death after getting onto a neighboring ranch. In a statement released Friday

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Skier dies in avalanche in San Juan Mountains; 4 others survive slide

January 7, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — One skier has died in an avalanche in the San Juan Mountains in southwest Colorado. Ouray County Sheriff Dominic Mattivi said the victim was part of a group of five skiers that was skiing on Red Mountain Pass in the backcountry when

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Internet star Cameron Dallas assaulted man after he ‘kept getting weird,’ police report says

January 7, 2019 — A social media star arrested for felony assault last weekend at an Aspen hotel not only fractured another man’s nose but broke his jaw as well, according to police documents. In addition, Cameron Dallas, 24, told an Aspen police officer he lost his temper and

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Top stories of the year for Mountain Town News

January 5, 2019 — Every mountain town in 2018 struggled with the pinch in housing availability at prices affordable to those working in the hospitality and service industries. Many towns struggled to come up with meaningful climate action plans. Several in Canada as well as Colorado grappled with rules

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Ski industry faces challenge of replacing older, loyal skiers

January 2, 2019 — Old skiers never die, most of them just don’t ski as much as they used to — and that’s creating a challenge for Aspen Skiing Co. and much of the ski industry. The youngest of the baby boomers are now 54 years old, an age

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Mountain Town News: We might need to do with far less water in the future

December 30, 2018 — BERKELEY, Calif. — Delegates from the seven Colorado River states were at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas several weeks ago, along with delegates from Native American tribes, to try to put together the final details of how to use less water. They haven't quite figured

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Andy Harris, Summit County Rescue Group team member and former British Army colonel, explains the art of survival

December 29, 2018 — Douglas Adams' timeless classic, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," posited that the most important piece of advice in the universe comes in the form of two words: "Don't panic." Summit County Rescue Group team member and retired British Army colonel Andy Harris goes one

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Colorado marijuana industry brings growth to ancillary businesses

December 27, 2018 — Colorado’s green gold rush has its version of pickaxes and denim: businesses that support and service the cannabis industry but don’t get their fingers sticky touching actual marijuana. Colorado has become a hub for companies that want a piece of the lucrative marijuana market while

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With 80,000 new residents, Colorado is the seventh-fastest growing state in the U.S.

December 27, 2018 — People just can’t stay away from Colorado. The Centennial state grew by nearly 80,000 people last year, making it the seventh fastest-growing state in the country, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Colorado’s population grew by 1.4 percent between July 1,

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Mountain Town News: Whistler rattles cages of big fossil fuel companies, then gets its cage rattled

December 23, 2018 — WHISTLER, B.C. — Whistler this fall set out to wag its finger about climate change. Now, fingers are wagging back, accusing the resort municipality of hypocrisy or at least of being politically tone deaf. The November letter that ignited the controversy was sent by the

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Kremmling family grieving after puppy is shot to death outside their yard

December 19, 2018 — KREMMLING — A Kremmling family is distraught after their four-month-old husky was shot to death outside their yard Monday afternoon, but police say no crime occurred. On Monday evening, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Kremmling on Depot Avenue where a

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