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Can skijoring, one of Colorado’s favorite extreme sports, go mainstream?

SILVERTON — On a freezing day in late February, a racer clicks into his skis along Notorious Blair Street, ready to race. He tightly grips a cotton rope that’s tethered to a cowboy’s saddle, anticipating a sharp jolt before the horse sets off down the snow-covered straightaway, reaching 40 miles per hour in a mere […]

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PHOTOS: Snow-sculpting competition returns to Breckenridge

As temperatures hovered at -14 before dawn Friday, a group of carvers meticulously shaped snow sculptures in Breckenridge. Nine teams of artists from around the world were putting in finishing touches after traveling to the high-elevation ski town to compete in the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Each had four days to carve a sculpture from […]

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PHOTOS: Short on powder, Colorado’s ski resorts let snowmakers rip

Ski resorts across the country are leaning more heavily on snowmaking guns as warmer, shorter winters threaten a business model based on snow. In Colorado, the reliance on man-made snow has been essential to the start of the 2021-22 ski season, with all of the state’s 13 major river basins reporting precipitation through November well […]

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PHOTOS: Vigil for Boulder shooting victims brings community together in crisis

With candles, songs and flowers, hundreds of mourners gathered to remember the victims who died in the King Soopers shooting this week. Wednesday night’s vigil was not the first remembrance for the deceased. Houses of worship had held virtual services since the shooting and people gathered Monday night in a park near the grocery store. […]

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“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

FRISCO — At 9,097 feet above sea level, 15 artists used 16 letters to send a message and start a conversation about racism and diversity in Colorado’s mountain towns. “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” painted by artists on the pavement on Main Street in Frisco in 20-foot letters between Madison and First avenues, presents an impossible-to-ignore challenge […]