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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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold

Ruthe Farmer, of Lafayette, has gathered teachers, technologists and developers to build a virtual timeline of computer science

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Illegal voting conviction in small Colorado town that prompted call for federal investigation is overturned

Marie Rossmiller was convicted last year of voting in the wrong precinct of tiny Pitkin. In May, a judge ruled that the case had been improperly handled by a lower court.