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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Colorado voters may face ballot question to repeal TABOR after court ruling with “broad implications”

The 5-2 opinion reverses a state title board decision in January that ruled the ballot measure violated the single subject clause of the state constitution

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Democrat attorneys general are among Trump’s largest roadblocks. Where does Colorado’s Phil Weiser fit in?

Colorado’s attorney general has already filed or joined eight lawsuits against the Trump administration. Phil Weiser says he is simply trying to protect the state, but some Republican critics argue he’s going too far.