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Lessons for Silverton: Ski, tourism towns like Vail, Moab can coexist with Superfund sites

Lessons for Silverton: Ski, tourism towns like Vail, Moab can coexist with Superfund sites

A little over eight months after EPA contractors accidentally released 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater into the Animas River near the scenic ski town of Silverton in Southwestern Colorado,…

Report: Native Roots interested in naming rights for Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Report: Native Roots interested in naming rights for Sports Authority Field at Mile High

CBS 4 TV in Denver is reporting that Native Roots, a marijuana dispensary chain owned by Vail developer Peter Knobel, is interested in purchasing the naming rights for Mile High…

Bill to lower Western Slope health insurance rates passes out of state House

Bill to lower Western Slope health insurance rates passes out of state House

A bipartisan bill in the state House aimed at lowering Western Slope health insurance rates, sponsored by Dillon Democrat Millie Hamner and co-sponsored by Steamboat Springs Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush,…

Colorado ski-town homes more attractive as Front Range housing prices keep climbing

Colorado ski-town homes more attractive as Front Range housing prices keep climbing

With ski season winding down in Colorado’s high country and the Denver-Boulder housing market so strong, real estate experts say Front Range buyers appear to be turning their attention to…

Western Slope lawmakers scramble to bring down runaway health insurance costs in high country

Western Slope lawmakers scramble to bring down runaway health insurance costs in high country

A bipartisan bill to study geographically leveling the playing field for health insurance customers in Colorado’s mountain resort region passed out of the state House Committee on Health, Insurance and…

I-70 traction bill skids out again, but debate may have increased tire sales

I-70 traction bill skids out again, but debate may have increased tire sales

Colorado’s state Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday killed a bipartisan I-70 traction bill sponsored by Vail-area lawmakers Sen. Kerry Donovan and Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush aimed at reducing the number…

CO2’s ‘nasty little brother’ methane grabs headlines from Colorado to California

CO2’s ‘nasty little brother’ methane grabs headlines from Colorado to California

Twelve hours after Atlantic Media’s Route Fifty published a Rocky Mountain Post story looking at Colorado’s groundbreaking methane rule, The Nation posted a column by climate activist and Middlebury College…

Presidential front-runners Trump, Clinton differ dramatically on state control of public lands

Presidential front-runners Trump, Clinton differ dramatically on state control of public lands

The heated rhetoric in recent years aimed at the federal government for its ownership and management of public lands in the West – a trend Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last…

Bill to shine spotlight on skyrocketing drug prices killed in Colorado House committee

Bill to shine spotlight on skyrocketing drug prices killed in Colorado House committee

Editor’s update: A transparency bill targeting runaway drug prices that had widespread and bipartisan support in both chambers of the Colorado Legislature — and the support of the Eagle County…

Colorado high country backs Sanders, Rubio on Super Tuesday

Colorado high country backs Sanders, Rubio on Super Tuesday

Colorado’s Western Slope experienced somewhat of a landslide on Super Tuesday as Democratic caucus-goers came out in force for far left-leaning social Democrat Bernie Sanders. Anger continued to carry the…