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Right-wingers go for gold medal in hypocrisy over Obama Chicago bid

As conservatives continue to gleefully hurl javelins Barack Obama’s way for his failed bid to even get his adopted hometown of Chicago on the...

Clean-energy improvement districts cropping up on Nov. ski county ballots

Voters in both Pitkin and Eagle counties – homes to Aspen and Vail ski areas, respectively – will be asked to approve special clean-energy...

Florida developer backs out of troubled resort project near Vail

VAIL -- A Florida developer looking to build a massive private ski and golf resort off the back side of Vail Mountain near Minturn...

High-speed-rail $20 billion price tag raises eyebrows around the state

Even before it issues its final report later this month, the Rocky Mountain Rail Authority is generating plenty of buzz for its $15 billion...

Polis takes progressive health message to a conservative corner

EDWARDS — The question put to Congressman Jared Polis by a man at Wednesday’s health-care town hall in Edwards drew a loud cheer from the majority of clearly conservative mountain-dwellers feeling disenfranchised by the ultra-liberal freshman Democrat from Boulder.

Minturn mayor not worried over suspended resort development

MINTURN — Mayor Gordon “Hawkeye” Flaherty is not at all concerned that a proposed private ski and golf development south of his town of 1,200 may never get off the ground due to the languishing mountain real estate market, nor is he waiting on “a pot of money” from the developer to address the struggling former railroad town’s sagging infrastructure.

Humor of Polis ‘Colbert Report’ segment lost on Post reporter

Apparently somebody forgot to tell the Denver Post that Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central is satire. Initially acknowledging the “TV funnyman” is a...

High country sees spike in medical marijuana dispenseries

John Denver would have been proud. His adopted hometown of Aspen is getting a medical marijuana dispensary –- this time right downtown. According to the...

Wildfire fuels debate on state versus national roadless rules

VAIL — A small but scary wildfire that broke out in the national forest above West Vail Friday afternoon perfectly underscored the ongoing debate between the state’s Department of Natural Resources and environmentalists over Colorado’s controversial roadless rule.

Vilsack to keynote North American Biochar conference in Boulder

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will be the keynote speaker Monday evening, Aug. 10, at the North American Biochar conference at the University...