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Skier dies after crash at Breckenridge Ski Resort

December 17, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE — A 21-year-old skier passed away at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Sunday, succumbing to injuries suffered while at Breckenridge Ski Resort earlier that day. The individual has been identified as Daniel Giger, a University of Colorado Boulder student and native of Newport

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1 year after fire, Sherpas near completion of lodge rebuilding project in Nepal

December 16, 2018 — A little over one full year after a late night fire engulfed and subsequently destroyed their mountain lodge Nepal natives Tashi and Lakpa Sherpa are back in business thanks in part to the generosity of more than a few local citizens. In late November 2017

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to raise fees to state parks

December 16, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will modify entrance fees to state parks beginning Jan. 1. The increase will include a cost of $8-$10 for a daily vehicle pass, up to $4 for an individual daily pass and to $25 for a dog off-lease annual pass. The

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Upper Colorado River basin states approve drought-management agreements

December 16, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — The Upper Colorado River Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to execute three agreements designed to bolster Lake Powell’s and Lake Mead’s water levels, which have been falling due to persistent drought and encroaching aridification in the Colorado River system. The members of the

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Grand Lake budget anticipates fifth straight year of $1 million plus sales tax revenues

December 9, 2018 — Grand Lake's Board of Trustees adopted the town's official budget for the coming year in early November and the fiscal picture for the municipal government remains steady as sales tax receipts continue to grow. Grand Lake's overall budget for the coming fiscal year anticipates expenses

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Does cannabis cost or pay? Study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

December 9, 2018 — Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice president of public

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Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, committed to going 100 percent carbon-free by 2050

December 9, 2018 — As the world turns its back on promises to curb carbon emissions, one of America's largest utility companies has stepped up and promised to eventually eliminate its own. Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest electric utility, announced Tuesday that it intends to go 100 percent carbon-free in

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Strong sales tax growth buoys Granby’s 2019 budget

December 2, 2018 — Granby's town budget for 2019 was approved early last week and according to projections the municipal government should see a surplus of over $76,000 next year. Last Tuesday Granby's board approved a series of resolutions and ordinances that collectively served as formal adoption of the

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TripAdvisor names Grand Lake as a top destination for northwest Colorado

December 2, 2018 — Grand Lake is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and in late November it was recognized by the travel review website TripAdvisor as one of top destinations in the state. TripAdvisor, which regularly publishes its own lists of top resorts, attractions

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Colorado increased seat belt usage this year

December 2, 2018 — Colorado drivers are getting better about using their seat belts, but they’re still trailing behind drivers in the rest of the county. According to a new survey published by the Colorado Department of Transportation earlier this month, seat belt usage in Colorado increased by 2.5

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Community mourns Bindu Sky Pomeroy, ‘The Mayor of East Vail,’ who died Tuesday on Vail slope

November 28, 2018 — MINTURN — Beloved local Bindu Pomeroy was mourned by the community on Tuesday, Nov. 27, as word of the local teacher’s death spread fast among his many friends. Pomeroy was a well-known snowboarder, nicknamed “The Mayor of East Vail,” and died doing what he loved

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Bear in Steamboat Springs breaks into five cars in three days

November 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Some Steamboat Springs residents are ready for the local black bear population to go to sleep for the winter. In the past three days, one bear has broken into five cars and caused serious damage. "We set a trap for the animal,

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to open new Beavers chairlift, terrain on Monday

November 26, 2018 — The wait is officially over for Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. The Summit County ski area at the Continental Divide will open lift service to a portion of its 339-acre terrain expansion into The Beavers on Monday. As opposed to last year when The Beavers terrain

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Grand Lake man looks to develop miniature golf course downtown

November 25, 2018 — A new miniature golf project is in the works for the western end of downtown Grand Lake and visitors could begin playing on the as yet undeveloped course as early as next summer. Long time Grand Lake area resident Brian Reynolds and his wife Gretchen

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Bennet, Hickenlooper secure funding for watershed protection

November 25, 2018 — On Tuesday, Sen. Michael Bennet and Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that they had secured $20.2 million in Emergency Watershed Protection funds for wildfire recovery projects in La Plata, Huerfano, Costilla and Eagle counties. Through mitigation of post-fire flooding and watershed restoration, the projects will protect

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opens Pallavicini Lift

November 25, 2018 — Amid Saturday’s prolific snowstorm here in Summit County, up at the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area on Saturday opened its much-loved Pallavicini chairlift for the season. On his blog on Saturday morning shortly after A-Basin opened its lifts for the day, ski area chief

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In setback to gun advocates, Colorado’s large-capacity magazine ban survived yet another court challenge

November 25, 2018 — Colorado’s large-capacity magazine ban survived yet another legal challenge by gun advocates in a recent decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals. The 2012 Aurora theater shooting prompted the state legislature to enact gun control legislation. That legislation, which came in 2013, included two new

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Building Community through Ecology, Events, and Education

November 23, 2018 — Headwaters Center is a non-profit community center in Winter Park that has become the hub for entertainment, events, and higher education. And in 2019, Headwaters Center will add water education through a highly interactive, one-of-a-kind experience—Headwaters River Journey, our water-focused exhibit, which is currently under

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At Northwest Colorado Health, commitment to community is essential

November 23, 2018 — It's a sunny fall day, and Ellen Parri is visiting Denise Bevard at her home in Kremmling. They sit on a sofa in a warmly lit room. Get-well cards adorn a table nearby. Parri is a Home Health and Hospice nurse with Northwest Colorado Health.

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Grand County’s State Rep. KC Becker selected as Colorado’s next Speaker of the House

November 19, 2018 — Grand County's representative in the state legislature, KC Becker, will soon become one of Colorado's most powerful politicians after she is formally sworn in as the next Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives. Becker, a Democrat hailing from the Boulder area, was recently selected

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