Articles By Jason Blevins

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Lender scuttles Granby Ranch deal, files to foreclose on resort weighed down by $62 million debt

A deal to avoid a court battle over ski and golf community is abandoned as lender tells Grand County court: “The property is inadequate security for repayment of the loan.”

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Plan to buy remote Sweetwater Lake and transfer it to Forest Service gets boost from Eagle County communities

With nearly $1 million in donations, the Eagle Valley Land Trust is moving ahead with plans to purchase the 488-acre, privately-owned property surrounded by National Forest land

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Judge rejects challenge to Colorado wildlife officials’ plan to kill black bears and mountain lions

Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., ruled that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists can continue with plans to cull mountain lions and black bears from the Piceance and Upper Arkansas River basins

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Colorado rafting team falls short in second attempt at speed record down the Grand Canyon 

They finished in 37 hours, 55 minutes, missing the 34-hour, 2-minute record set by kayaker Ben Orkin in 2016.

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Entrepreneur buys Vail Mountain Lodge, Terra Bistro, Vail Athletic Club with plans to convert resort property to Gravity Haus Vail

Jim Deters is expanding his new “mountain country club” model for resort lodging to Vail and Winter Park only weeks after opening his first property in Breckenridge

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Newly discovered “Witches’ Pantry” cave above Glenwood Springs could further complicate mine expansion

The cave news comes as Rocky Mountain Resources CEO retires and the company reports monthly losses of $830,000 and cumulative losses of more than $35 million

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Indoor skiing is one entrepreneur’s bet on how to diversify and grow skiing and snowboarding

Indoor skiing ventures in the U.S. have failed before ever being built, but Big Snow Resort — a 1,000-foot slope inside a New Jersey mall — is seeing thousands of skiers a day and turning curious city folks into downhill diehards.

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The ski industry used to only be about operations. Women leaders are helping refocus it on experience.

Vail Resorts, with women at the helm of eight ski areas — including three of its five Colorado resorts — is leading the industry’s charge toward gender diversity.

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Old mining shacks are becoming backcountry ski huts in Colorado’s high country

The North London Mill preservation project in Park County aims to use a long-abandoned gold mill site for outdoor education as part of rural Colorado's shift from extraction to recreation