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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…

Rejecting spoiler label, Green Party’s Menconi says he has a real shot at beating Bennet

Rejecting spoiler label, Green Party’s Menconi says he has a real shot at beating Bennet

Former Democratic Eagle County commissioner and current Colorado Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate Arn Menconi is headed to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week “to meet…

Manufacturing official touts benefits of economic diversification for Western Slope

Manufacturing official touts benefits of economic diversification for Western Slope

Colorado has never been a major hub of manufacturing. Its cities will never be mistaken for those in America’s Rust Belt industrial heartland, and most Coloradans are fine with that…

Winds of political change shifting on climate issues in Colorado, experts say

Winds of political change shifting on climate issues in Colorado, experts say

Coloradans care about climate change, surveys say, and analysts point out that politicians seeking congressional seats or the White House ignore the issue at their own peril in this critical…