Skier Conor Crowley makes his way down a trail at Aspen Mountain in 2016. The resort is one that can be accessed by Alterra's new Ikon Pass. (Nathan Hahn, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Alterra expects to sell 250,000 Ikon Passes, Vail Resorts says Epic Pass sales are up

Analysts are watching sales by the two Colorado-based resort giants for clues about the health of the North American ski industry.

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades