Jake O'Connor checks out a ReActive Adaptations Hammerhead full-suspension bike he is designing and building in his Crested Butte shop. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

“This thing is going to change everything”: Crested Butte bike builder, after his own injury, delivers adventure to chair-bound athletes

ReActive Adaptations -- hand-cycles that start at around $8,000 -- bring paraplegics and quadriplegics back to trails

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How will Western water be affected by climate change? A tiny Colorado flower may have the answer

Researchers are scouring the landscape near Crested Butte to gather data and inform climate computer models used around the world

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Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal

PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation

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“I can’t afford to live here”: Colorado teachers plea for wage help, but solutions still prove divisive

Democrats are proposing a state fund for pay increases while Republican lawmakers want to give bonuses to high-performing teachers. But, either way, the path for state funds to reach teacher paychecks remains tricky.