The Knox family of Florida was more than delighted by the scenery near Silverton, but they were stunned by the avalanche destruction they saw during a tour with Silverton Rock Pirates. They said it felt similar to hurricane damage. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Southern Colorado is learning a tough lesson: Too much snow is a headache for the summer economy

Trail openings around Silverton are delayed for weeks and one big trail run is cancelled. But operators are making up for lost revenue with avalanche tours.

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Court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule forcing companies to show their clean-up ability

The mining industry has a legacy of bankrupt companies abandoning polluted sites and leaving taxpayers to cover cleanup costs.

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How a discarded title for her previous book became a Colorado author’s inspiration for the next one

"Burning Ridge" didn't quite fit the last K-9 mystery Margaret Mizushima wrote. But it set her on a course for a new type of crime novel.