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Udall ski-area alternative activity bill clears committee vote

Sen. Mark Udall’s bill to promote year-round recreation at ski areas cleared a critical committee vote late last week and is headed to a...

Udall, Bennet back San Juan wilderness, but will they support two...

Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet earlier this week introduced the Senate version of U.S. Rep. John Salazar’s San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act,...

Mountain Resorts Struggle With Labor Shortages as Immigrant Crackdown Continues

It was a quiet May Day in the mountains of Colorado, and much calmer on the immigration-rights demonstration front across much of the state...

European-style Ski Trains Eyed as Option for Easing I-70 Gridlock

Ludwig Kurz, former Vail mayor and current director of community relations for nearby Beaver Creek resort, would like to see people in ski boots...

I-70 Toll Debate Brings Mountain Rail Concept to the Forefront

The battle lines drawn over a proposed toll on Interstate 70 into Colorado's high country are much more than mere Western-Slope-versus-Front-Range wrangling. The debate...

Recent Wildfires Underscore Urgency of Dealing with Pine Beetle Epidemic

Even as winter weather rolled back into Colorado Thursday and squelched three wildfires that Tuesday scorched thousands of acres, killed three firefighters and destroyed...

How Green Is Vail?

Vail Resorts Inc.'s announcement that it would offset 100 percent of its energy use with wind power, making it the largest corporate purchaser of...