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House passes Polis bill to allow Minturn to use water rights, fill Bolts Lake

House passes Polis bill to allow Minturn to use water rights, fill Bolts Lake

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? Well, a lot of people. But on Tuesday the House of Representatives actually passed a bipartisan bill that should prove very helpful for…

Polis on drilling local control: ‘My constituents don’t feel safe in their homes’

Polis on drilling local control: ‘My constituents don’t feel safe in their homes’

Even if a controversial local control oil and gas question fails to land on November’s ballot, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, says the Colorado Legislature will ultimately have to deal…

Polis says wilderness bill ‘well-positioned to get it done’

Polis says wilderness bill ‘well-positioned to get it done’

Congressman Jared Polis, a Boulder Democrat who represents Summit and eastern Eagle counties, expressed optimism this week that his long-running battle to add more than 40,000 acres of federal land…

Vail’s sister-city Mexico deal thriving despite political storm clouds

Vail’s sister-city Mexico deal thriving despite political storm clouds

Vail is the most popular ski destination in the nation with more than 1.6 million skier visits this past winter season, but it’s also one of the top spots for…

As cost of mountain living skyrockets, Dems push for minimum wage increase

As cost of mountain living skyrockets, Dems push for minimum wage increase

With housing and health care costs skyrocketing out of control on Colorado’s Western Slope, some lawmakers and political candidates are backing Initiative 101 as a way to provide some relief…

Spike in drug prices contributes to skyrocketing cost of living in mountain towns

Spike in drug prices contributes to skyrocketing cost of living in mountain towns

Already paying among the highest health care costs in the United States, residents of Colorado’s mountain communities are facing another wave of high costs: pharmaceutical drug prices spiraling out of…

Bennet to include Camp Hale in Senate version of Polis wilderness bill

Bennet to include Camp Hale in Senate version of Polis wilderness bill

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet hopes to “as soon as possible” introduce a Senate version of the Continental Divide Wilderness and Recreation Act floated in the House by U.S. Rep. Jared…

Vail Resorts to acquire Whistler Blackcomb in billion-dollar deal

Vail Resorts to acquire Whistler Blackcomb in billion-dollar deal

Vail Resorts on Monday announced it will acquire Whistler Blackcomb ski area in British Columbia, Canada, in a deal valued at more than a billion dollars, adding a third country…

Former CD3 candidate Beinstein leaves GOP, blames anti-Semitic Trump tweets

Former CD3 candidate Beinstein leaves GOP, blames anti-Semitic Trump tweets

Carbondale law-school graduate, temporarily lapsed Republican and soundly trounced candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Alex Beinstein knows that his withdrawal from the GOP in protest of Donald Trump’s anti-Semitic…

Sanders strategically endorsed Clinton but still has shot at nomination, Bernie-backer insists

Sanders strategically endorsed Clinton but still has shot at nomination, Bernie-backer insists

Michael Gibson isn’t headed to Philadelphia next week for the Democratic National Convention. As a Bernie 2016 field organizer for Western Colorado, Gibson’s presidential candidate all but threw in the…