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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Campaign to recall Colorado Senate President Leroy Garcia fails, decides not to turn in all of its signatures

The effort said they will turn in about 120 signatures, but not all of the ones they collected, in protest of what they said was "voter intimidation"

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$1 billion has flowed from venture investors to Front Range companies this year

More exits, larger funding rounds and more entrepreneurs are the result of years in the making. Will it last as unicorns fumble and recession concerns rise?