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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Boulder County loosens coronavirus restrictions on 18 to 22 year olds

The change allows 18 to 22 year olds to gather publicly in groups of up to two people

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Cameron Peak fire continues to spread, destroy more structures as it becomes Colorado’s 3rd largest blaze

Officials said the fire grew Saturday by about 20,000 acres when winds reaching 60 mph caused the blaze to jump over fire lines. More structures were destroyed.

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With winter travel to Colorado resort communities very unclear, airlines are showing “unprecedented” flexibility

What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.