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Breckenridge Town Council votes to remove controversial trail troll

November 15, 2018 — Citing public safety concerns, Breckenridge Town Council is ready to say goodbye to Isak Heartsone, an art installation that's been a runaway success with visitors, but whose popularity has also rankled residents living nearby. The 15-foot wood troll sits about a mile up the Wellington

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Christmas tree-cutting permits for White River forest land available now

November 15, 2018 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase at White River National Forest Offices and community vendor locations. The cost per permit is $10, and permits may be purchased with cash, check or credit card. There is a maximum of

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Best of Vail 2018 winners (full list)

November 14, 2018 —   Drumroll, please! After tallying the results from approximately 7,000 ballots and 58,309 total votes cast, the Vail Daily announced winners from the Best of Vail contest on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Donovan Pavilion. Without further ado, see the full list of winners below:  

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Vail Opening Day is here! See live updates

November 14, 2018 — Opening day has arrived, and we are bringing you live updates from Vail Mountain! Use #VailLive on Instagram to have your opening day photos featured. View this post on Instagram First day, last chair. #vaillive A post shared by 🍀💩👍🏻 (@rusty_naylzz) on Nov 14, 2018

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Vail Resorts Announces Long-Term Wind Energy Contract and Plan to Eliminate Conventional Single-Use Dining Plastics in its ‘Commitment to Zero’

November 13, 2018 — BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Nov. 13, 2018—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today took major steps in its 'Commitment to Zero,' as the Company announced a long-term wind energy contract to purchase the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power 100 percent of its estimated FY 2019 North American

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Summit County’s snowpack is double what it usually is this time of the year

November 11, 2018 — November opened with a bang, as a week of storms has brought back a very healthy snowpack to the region. OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz said that snowpack is doing great this early in the season, and is now at 150 to 200 percent of average.

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In honor of Veterans Day, national parks free for everyone Sunday

November 10, 2018 — Looking for a park day? All national parks, including the four in Colorado, will be free for everyone Sunday in honor of Veterans Day, which this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. If you’re a veteran or active duty

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Vail Pass opening early to snowmobile access due to early snow

November 10, 2018 — Due to the high accumulation of early season snow at Vail Pass Winter Recreation Area, the Dillon and Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger Districts are closing roads to wheeled vehicles and transitioning access for the winter travel season. The Shrine Pass Road (FSR #709) will be closed

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Forest Service releases draft decision for Golden Peak improvements project

November 9, 2018 — VAIL, Colo. – The Forest Service has released the Draft Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Golden Peak improvements Project. After considering public comments and the analysis in the Environmental Impact Statement, Scott Fitzwilliams, the Deciding Official, has authorized the Proposed Action.

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Aspen Mountain will open for season five days early on Nov. 17

November 9, 2018 — Aspen Mountain will open for the season on Saturday, Nov. 17, five days before the scheduled opening — though what exactly will open is yet to be determined, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Thursday. “We’re opening. We’re happy to be opening. We just don’t know what

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Jeff Sessions forced out as attorney general by Trump

November 7, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Russia investigation. Sessions told the president in a one-page

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Arapahoe Basin, Loveland ski areas open new runs Thursday

November 1, 2018 — Tuesday’s tricky winter weather has resulted in some new ski trail treats for skiers a day after Halloween. On Thursday, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will open its lower-mountain, intermediate “Ramrod” trail for the season. At A-Basin’s Continental Divide neighbor, Loveland Ski Area, the intermediate “Spillway”

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Colorado snow: Southern mountains receive 16 inches, more on the way

November 1, 2018 — The storm that dampened Denver's morning commute dropped substantial snowfall along the Front Range and Continental Divide, 10 days before two Summit County ski areas open for the season. The storm favored southern Colorado with more than 16 inches falling near Cuchara in the Sangre de

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Colorado marijuana grower wins lawsuit brought on by neighbors

November 1, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A federal jury has ruled against a Colorado couple who claimed that a marijuana growing operation hurt the value of their property with sweeping mountain views in a case that was closely watched by the U.S. cannabis industry. Jurors reached their verdict

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Epic Dream Job winner announced by Ski.com

October 31, 2018 — A 19-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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Colorado lawmakers are gambling that voters want sports betting

October 27, 2018 — Two Colorado lawmakers want to take a gamble in 2019. A bipartisan duo think they can convince two-thirds of their colleagues and a majority of voters to legalize sports betting throughout the state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton is so sure it's happening that he's already

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Breckenridge troll isn’t out of the woods yet after surviving calls for removal

October 26, 2018 — Breckenridge’s rock-stacking, trailside troll avoided execution Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the 15-foot sculpture will necessarily live out the rest of its natural life in the Wellington neighborhood. As Mayor Eric Mamula introduced the agenda item at a Tuesday work session meeting, a brief exchange

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Broncos release quarterback Chad Kelly following arrest

October 24, 2018 — One day after his arrest in Englewood on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing, Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly was waived by the team Wednesday morning. Kelly allegedly entered the apartment of a couple and their young child early Tuesday morning. He was arrested at 1:16 a.m. Kelly appeared in

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Loveland ski area opens for 2018-19 season, christens its first high-speed lift

October 21, 2018 — LOVELAND BASIN — Fans of the Loveland Ski Area celebrated a landmark day under cloudless skies and turned its season opening into a love-fest Saturday with the inauguration of its first high-speed quad chairlift. The new lift was christened Chet's Dream after longtime owner Chet

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Johnny Meyers Fire is now 75% contained

October 20, 2018 — The Johnny Meyers fire north of Dotsero has reached 75% containment at 88 acres, according to a press release from the Upper Colorado River fire Management Unit. Good progress continues to be made on the Johnny Meyers Fire; the fire has not grown in size

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