A backcountry skier ascends in the Snodgrass Mountain trail area near Crested Butte on Jan. 26, 2019,, carrying avalanche gear and a rescue beacon. The area is beautiful, but also prone to big snow slides that can capture and kill skiers. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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A condition called aphasia makes language difficult. This CU therapy group seeks to change the narrative — through “applied theater.”

About a dozen clients at the university’s clinic have launched rehearsals of their own interpretation of “The Wizard of Oz.” Already, the experience is stretching their abilities.

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Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

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A deeper look at the Colorado money race ahead of 2020: Who raised the most and where it came from

John Hickenlooper gets boost from national Democrats as Andrew Romanoff holds steady in the primary for U.S. Senate