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City of Aspen slams on brakes with Lyft contract

December 12, 2018 — After hearing harsh criticism from the local ground transportation community, Aspen City Council on Monday scrapped an $800,000 contract with Lyft to provide multimodal transit services next year as part of the city’s mobility lab. “I’ve never heard so much objection to something that City

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Glenwood Springs rattled by earthquakes early Tuesday morning

December 11, 2018 — A pair of small-magnitude earthquakes struck north of Glenwood Springs early Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program reporting center. The first quake hit about 3:02 a.m. just a little over a mile north of Glenwood Springs and at a depth

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“Denverization” is a thing in Kansas City — and not a good thing

December 7, 2018 — Ever heard of "Denverization"? In Kansas City, Mo., it's a 13-letter word for gentrification, and it doesn't come with Mile High City perks such as plentiful sunshine and nearby ski slopes. The Kansas City Star published an editorial last week under the headline "Stop the Denverization

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Breckenridge Ski Resort to open Peak 6 Friday

December 6, 2018 — Prolific early season snowfall means the ski season at Breckenridge is gearing up to be one of the best. The resort announced this week that it will be opening Peak 6 earlier than ever, inviting skiers and boarders up the slope on Friday, Dec. 7.

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98-year snowball fight ban ends in Colorado town after 9-year-old’s presentation

December 5, 2018 — SEVERANCE — Dane Best, 9, took tough questions from members of the Severance Town Board on Monday night when he presented a list of reasons why they should repeal a ban on snowball fights. "Can we amend this ordinance to say that if you're over 60,

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Glenwood Springs attorney to help children at border detention facility

December 5, 2018 — Attorney Claire Noone, who lives in Glenwood Springs, is headed to the Lone Star State Wednesday to provide legal assistance to children being held at a temporary detention facility in Tornillo, Texas. Noone’s trip was made possible, largely, because of a GoFundMe page that the

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Chloe Kim, David Wise among 130 of world’s halfpipe elite to attend Copper Mountain Grand Prix

December 4, 2018 — At Copper Mountain Resort this week, the world’s best halfpipe freeski and snowboard stars will drop in to commence the 2018-19 International Ski & Snowboard Federation World Cup halfpipe season. Wednesday and Thursday’s qualifying rounds will see a confluence of 139 of the world’s top

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I-70 temporarily closed Tuesday due to standoff near Rifle, suspect in custody

December 4, 2018 — No shots were fired and no one was injured in a more-than three-hour standoff near Rifle Tuesday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities closed Interstate 70 and Highway 6 near West Rifle for more than three hours Tuesday to respond to a potentially

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Less water, more fire: Federal report outlines impact of climate change on Colorado communities

November 30, 2018 — Climate change is already impacting the Vail Valley. A report released last week shows warming global temperatures caused by human activity is affecting communities nationwide. The fourth National Climate Assessment, a federal report compiled with input from more than 350 experts and reviewed by 13

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Colorado motorist’s guide to winter driving and traction laws

November 25, 2018 — Winter weather has arrived, which can mean extremely dangerous road conditions for motorists driving through the mountains. If you’ve driven up the I-70 corridor during a storm lately, you’ve likely noticed signs about traction and chain laws going into effect. But what exactly do they

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Snowmass Ski Area’s Thanksgiving opening stark contrast from 2017 start

November 24, 2018 — The skies were clear, blue and bright, the snow was solid — sugary and soft at some parts — and the morale was high Thursday morning as Snowmass Ski Area opened for the season. Snowmass started Thursday with 20 trails across 570 acres of terrain

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Supreme Court takes up Breckenridge case over taxes for online travel companies

November 22, 2018 — Should online travel companies have to pay accommodation taxes in places like Breckenridge? That’s one of many questions that the Colorado Supreme Court will have on their plate early next year, after granting a writ of certiorari to the town of Breckenridge to determine whether

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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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California home solar installer sees Colorado as bright spot in the market, opens up shop

November 14, 2018 — A California-based residential solar energy installer that is ranked as one of the country's fastest-growing private companies is expanding into Colorado. Freedom Forever announced Monday that it expects to start installing solar systems in the state later this month. Brett Bouchy,  the company's CEO, said

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After years of big growth, Colorado craft beer industry is slowing

November 11, 2018 — DENVER — After years of double and triple digit growth, craft beer is slowing, weighed down by intense competition and even systemic changes to Colorado's beer market. There are more than 300 breweries now in Colorado. Competition to be the cold one you reach for

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Aspen Mountain eyes early opening, needs ‘another storm up top’

November 9, 2018 — Aspen Skiing Co. is assessing whether the chairlifts will spin on Aspen Mountain prior to the scheduled opening Nov. 22. No decision has been made yet, according to Skico Vice President of Communications Jeff Hanle. “Snowmaking looks good but we need another storm up top,”

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Longs Peak: Search efforts for missing man halted for season

November 4, 2018 — Rocky Mountain National Park officials have discontinued active search operations for hiker Ryan Albert, who went missing in the park on Oct. 4, due to winter weather conditions making the search hazardous. Albert, a 30-year-old from New Jersey, was last seen on the morning of

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Carbondale celebrates Dia de los Muertos

November 4, 2018 — A tradition borrowed from Mexico, Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, has become an annual gathering for the town of Carbondale. A holiday that dates back hundreds of years, Dia de los Muertos is a time for families and friends to

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Skier caught in avalanche near Hoosier Pass, self-rescues

November 3, 2018 — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is reporting the first case of a human caught in an avalanche in or around Summit County this season. The incident was minor, and the skier was unharmed and able to self-rescue. According to the CAIC's avalanche report, the incident

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Steamboat: Bear breaks into Subaru, causes extensive damage

November 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Selby family woke up Tuesday morning to discover they had an unwanted visit from a member of the Steamboat Springs' animal kingdom. “We just went out in the morning, and it was pretty clear that a bear had gotten in there

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