The 32-home Chamonix neighborhood in West Vail exemplifies a unique public-private partnership in offering affordable housing. The project was one of several celebrated at the first-ever U.S. Mountain Community Summit this week in Vail. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun.)

Affordable housing crisis threatens vitality of Colorado’s high-country economies

First-ever Mountain Housing Summit looks for ways to move developers toward “missing middle” projects, and that may mean focusing on wealth creation rather than wealth extraction

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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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No more missed opportunities: Effort to document women’s tech contributions gets start in Colorado

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.