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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RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

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Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado