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Martin: Today we debut our mental health series
Martin: Today we debut our mental health series

April 5, 2019

Mental health issues are not a problem that can easily be solved, but they can be brought to light. People’s stories can be told and barriers to care can be exposed. That’s the goal of...



Can modular homes save ski towns?
Can modular homes save ski towns?

January 20, 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...





More than snow: The economics of the ski industry
More than snow: The economics of the ski industry

December 26, 2017

The heavens finally opened up this weekend, dumping several inches of beautiful, white snow over Grand County. While the weather was certainly welcomed by most, it was the ski areas, desperate for a jolt of...









Photo gallery: Inside the bulldozer’s devastation
Photo gallery: Inside the bulldozer’s devastation

November 29, 2017

When Marvin Heemeyer made the decision June 4, 2004 to plow through Granby, toppling buildings, destroying vehicles then killing himself, he did so with much devastation for the town of Granby and the region. (Photos...




Gambles rebuild requires some finagling
Gambles rebuild requires some finagling

November 29, 2017

(Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) The owners of the Granby Gambles Store have a few regulatory hoops to jump through before they can start to rebuild a similar building on their...


Mike Rosen: Granby madman no hero
Mike Rosen: Granby madman no hero

November 29, 2017

(Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) “Gadflies feel for Granby attacker.” So proclaimed a recent headline in The Denver Post. To drive home the point, two subheads intoned: “Rage understood” and “Local...


Brower: Attacks on town hearing processes are misinformed
Brower: Attacks on town hearing processes are misinformed

November 29, 2017

(Originally published June 24, 2004 in the Sky-Hi News) I’m reading and hearing it frequently. Those who are inclined to sympathize with Marv Heemeyer’s bulldozer rampage in Granby June 4 frequently say or write something...