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Parked: Colorado towns are taking action to preserve their remaining mobile-home...

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jeff Morehead’s cat slips through the small, square door carved into his wooden fence, a gateway from Morehead’s mobile home lot...

In Aspen, even doctors need affordable housing

Homes in Aspen and surrounding Pitkin County are routinely listed for sale for amounts in the many millions, out of reach for most mere...

Sen. Udall wants to create more Colorado wilderness, establish new national...

Saying the economy is intrinsically intertwined with the environment, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall rolled out a proposal Sunday to designate 236,000 acres of new wilderness in central Colorado and establish a 20,000-acre national monument along the Browns Canyon stretch of the Arkansas River.

Pitkin County eyes re-starting drilling regs discussion even as industry litigation...

The Pitkin County commissioners have rekindled the idea of taking a much tougher regulatory stance on natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale, according to the Aspen Times.

Mountain real estate crash breaks records set during 1980s energy bust

VAIL -- Last year saw a new record number of foreclosures in Vail, Beaver Creek and surrounding Eagle County, but it also saw a significant increase in home sales over 2009, which may wind up being the low mark in a mountain real estate crash unlike anything since the 1980s. Counties throughout the high country -- from Pitkin (Aspen) to Routt (Steamboat) to San Miguel (Telluride) – all set new records for the number of foreclosures, according to the Denver Post, surpassing dubious marks all established in the 1980s.

Write-in candidate Curry already ‘pushing hard’ for recount

Unaffiliated write-in and third-party candidates are trying to closely watch this year's mid-term election, but strictly enforced six-foot poll watching rules are making that task more difficult. Independent state Rep. Kathleen Curry, hoping to spark a surge of unaffiliated candidates in future elections, is particularly troubled by what's happening at the polls.

Fannie and Freddie freeze innovative home alt energy programs

Innovative homeowner alternative energy financing mechanisms approved by voters last November in Pitkin, Eagle and Gunnison counties have been put on hold due to...

Aspen carbon monoxide poisoning indictments a campaign issue

The indictments of two building inspectors and the owner of plumbing and heating company for the deaths of a Denver family of four in...

Pitkin County, leery of lawsuits, taps brakes in weighing new drilling...

While not exactly a hotbed of natural gas drilling, according to the Aspen Times, Pitkin County - home to Aspen and the scenic Roaring...

Western Slope oil and gas industry balks at EPA greenhouse gas...

Oil and gas officials on Colorado’s Western Slope this week were predictably critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to expand its controversial...