Fans cheer on cyclists at the finish line during Stage 1 of the 2019 Colorado Classic on Thursday in Steamboat Springs. (Matt Stensland, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The Colorado Classic has world-class cyclists, big parties and four days to prove it can survive

“It’s the part we can’t control.” After going all in to create the only Olympic-qualifying race for female cyclists in the Western Hemisphere, organizers are just waiting for the crowds.

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Now we know how much money is at stake on the 2019 ballot with Proposition CC and TABOR refunds in Colorado

New economic forecasts show the state may refund as much as $1.7 billion to taxpayers in the next three fiscal years -- but not all will benefit the same

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Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative