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Billions in Colorado school funding on the line as statewide tax, local bond issues crowd ballot

September 19, 2018 — Coloradans are so eager to fix their state's schools, education supporters say, they will happily vote in November for an unprecedented $1.5 billion in local bond issues to build new classrooms as well as a separate $1.6 billion statewide tax measure to boost funding for

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Vail Resorts boosting efforts to bring visitors from Panama to its resorts

September 19, 2018 — VAIL — Ernesto “Tito” Orillac first came to Vail from his native Panama when he was 9 years old. More than 30 years later, Orillac is working to bring more of his countrymen to the resort. Orillac is working with Vail Resorts to build visitation

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper makes step toward 2020 presidential run

September 18, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado's Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday took his most concrete step yet toward running for president by forming a federal campaign committee that can raise money to help candidates nationwide. Hickenlooper's so-called Leadership PAC, called "Giddy Up PAC," will be led by

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Accused Eagle County murderer scheduled to plead and be sentenced in Catherine Kelley case

September 18, 2018 — EAGLE — A man accused of murdering an Edwards woman in her home could enter a plea Friday, Sept. 21. Jacob White is scheduled for a plea and sentencing hearing at 1:30 p.m. Friday, before District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman. White and his wife, Leigha

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“Ill equipped” hikers with dog rescued after attempting 13er in shorts, tank tops

September 16, 2018 — Two hikers in tank tops and shorts attempting to climb the 13,409-foot Navajo Peak needed a technical rescue Saturday after they lost the trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area. The two men and their dog were attempting to summit the mountain west of Boulder

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Snowmass bear killing prompts state investigation after neighbor confronts hunter

September 16, 2018 — A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer is investigating the shooting of a bear and its unusual aftermath a week ago on a private ranch near Snowmass Village, officials said Friday. The focus of the investigation, however, was not exactly clear because Kurtis Tesch, CPW’s Roaring

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Taft Conlin’s parents appealing son’s Vail skier death case

September 16, 2018 — EAGLE — Almost everything about the judge and jury’s decisions in a Vail Mountain skier death case is being appealed. Dr. Louise Ingalls and Dr. Steve Conlin, parents of Taft Conlin, say judges in Broomfield and Eagle counties erred in several rulings. Court documents filed

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Mountain Town News: Aspen Skiing tries to leverage influence in the U.S. Senate

September 16, 2018 — ASPEN — The Aspen Skiing Co. is trying to muscle into the pivot point of national politics, particularly on the issue of climate change. The company's marketing campaign for this winter zeroes in on three Republican senators considered to be swing votes on climate policy:

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Mountain Law: Court rules social hosts not liable for injury caused by underage guest

September 14, 2018 — The Colorado Supreme Court just announced a notable decision concerning underage drinking. The case was Przekurat v. Torres. At issue was the question of whether a social host can be liable for damage or injury caused by an underage guest who drinks alcohol. One night

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Colorado is the least obese state in the country, study finds

September 13, 2018 — Although the U.S. recorded record high rates of obesity last year, Colorado remained the state with the lowest number of people experiencing the condition. About 23 percent of Colorado adult residents were obese in 2017 — the lowest rate in the nation, according to a report by

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Silver Creek Fire northwest of Kremmling flares up

September 13, 2018 — An increase in fire activity Wednesday on the Silver Creek Fire has prompted federal officials to begin evacuating hunters and campers from land north of the burn area as the fire has spread east onto Latigo Ranch's property. The Silver Creek Fire, burning on U.S. National

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Social Security doesn’t stretch far in Colorado, study says

September 12, 2018 — Social Security recipients collect $1,295 a month on average, but that payment won't cover  basic living costs in any state, including Colorado, according to a survey from HowMuch.net and GoBankingRates. That monthly payment covers only 36.3 percent of basic living costs in Colorado, ranking the

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Durango residents sue historic train company, accuse it of starting 416 wildfire

September 12, 2018 — Durango and Silverton residents have filed a civil lawsuit against the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Company claiming one of the company’s vintage coal-fired steam trains ignited the 416 fire, causing devastating property and business damages. The lawsuit filed Friday in La Plata County

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New Granby Ranch COO known for spearheading changes at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area

September 10, 2018 — With over 20 years of experience, Greg Finch knows the ski industry. He played a crucial part in the purchase of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area by Dundee Resort Development and its subsequent improvements in facilities and lifts, also attracting major races to the ski resort.

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Body found on Emerald Mountain believed to be missing Steamboat man

September 10, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A body recovered on Emerald Mountain on Sunday morning is believed to be the body of a Steamboat Springs man who was reported missing on Saturday. Authorities believe the deceased is 64-year-old Marc Sehler, who was last seen at about 9 p.m. Friday,

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Five years later, scientists continue to look at climate change’s role in 2013 Colorado floods

September 10, 2018 — Using dynamic forecasting models, climate scientists like Andreas Prein are looking at how intense rainstorms are changing over the coming decades. Prein, a climate modeling scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, said warmer climates are leading to more frequent heavy rainfalls.

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Westbound Eisenhower/Johnson tunnel will close overnight Tuesday, Sept. 11

September 7, 2018 — SUMMIT COUNTY — An overnight full closure of the westbound Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Interstate 70 is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. A recent biannual inspection by the Colorado Department of Transportation revealed a critical need to replace some

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Technology could transform transportation to the mountains, and fairly soon

September 7, 2018 — VAIL — The Colorado Department of Transportation doesn’t have much money to pay for big ideas. But big ideas are still bubbling at the state agency. The Vail Town Council on Tuesday, Sept. 4, heard a presentation from Peter Kozinski, a one-man department for the

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International cocaine trafficking ring in Colorado busted, $5.3 million in cocaine seized

September 6, 2018 — A joint Colorado and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigation called “Operation White Whale” obtained cocaine-dealing indictments against 16 people, seized 134 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of more than $5.3 million and confiscated another $1.2 million in cash, authorities say. Colorado Attorney General

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Chair stolen from 33-year-old Bell Mountain lift in Aspen; lift cannot run without it

September 6, 2018 — Aspen Mountain’s winter season is hanging in the balance while officials search for a chair that was taken from the Bell Mountain lift last week. The 33-year-old lift cannot run without all of its chairs on the line because of its design and mechanics. And even though

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