Telluride Ski Patrollers Jim Greene and Eric Auraf ire charges from Avalauncher Gun 3 toward Palmyra Peak. The patrollers responsible for avalanche mitigation are required to have explosives handling certification. (Brett Schreckengost, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Telluride’s avalanche-battling arsenal: WWII cannons, 3D mapping and discipline

The “steep and deep” resort uses one of the largest and most diverse tool boxes in North America to mitigate avalanche hazards

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Colorado’s Senate president blocked a Facebook commenter. That cost taxpayers $25,000 — and he’s not the first to prompt a payout

Leroy Garcia, a Pueblo Democrat, agreed as part of a settlement to not remove comments from his official Facebook page or block users in the future

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Polis, Democrats will seek voter approval to boost nicotine taxes to raise money for education and health care

The increased tax on cigarettes and a new tax on vaping products is expected to raise about $300 million annually if approved by voters in November, sources say

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Effort to develop Colorado-run health insurance option heads to Gov. Polis’ desk

The public option legislation directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Regulatory Agencies to deliver a proposal in November