Peter Sherman, a Western Colorado University dean, decided four and half years ago that the outdoor industry needed some more leaders and that Western was the school for the job. In collaboration with Luis Benitez, Colorado's outdoor industry chief, Western State has become the first University to offer an Outdoor Industry MBA. "We developed this whole program from the ground up and we need people that can keep working but continue pursuing an education," Sherman said. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s first-in-the-nation outdoor MBA program is hitting its stride just as the industry needs it to

When Western Colorado University took the leap in 2018, it hoped to register six students — maybe even 10 — to the outdoor MBA program. They enlisted 23.

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Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

There was a sense this week that Trump's "go home" controversy marked an intensifying phase in the president's approach and that Cory Gardner may have offered an early clue for 2020 campaigns on how to respond

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A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.