Articles By Jason Blevins

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Colorado boat sales boom as people use rivers to keep adventure flowing during coronavirus

Salida stand-up-paddle board maker Mike Harvey calls the demand “insane,” joining a chorus of watercraft retailers and manufacturers reporting record business

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Eagle County rolls out welcome mat, says “summer of the part-time resident” will aid coronavirus recovery

As Colorado resort counties wrangle with pandemic-ruined summer plans, some are focused on locals and a trickle of out-of-towners. The Vail Valley is asking second-home owners to come home again.

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Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County's sheriff cited recent crowding on Boulder Creek in his decision to ban all swimming, tubing, kayaking and rafting on Clear Creek through June 25

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Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines

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With Olympic dreams delayed, one Colorado athlete declares: “This is the time when champions are made”

Sophia Herzog, a paralympic medalist, is turning to the Arkansas River with pools closed because of the coronavirus.

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Quarantine on wheels: People are turning to RVs to save their summer travel plans from coronavirus

A survey of 4,000 U.S. and Canadian residents released last week by the world’s largest network of private campgrounds showed people are eager to find a way to get away and get outdoors.

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U.S. Forest Service ranks protecting Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake high on its list of funding priorities

A promise of support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund bolsters the year-long campaign to protect the Garfield County lake and its surrounding acres from development

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Colorado’s tourism marketing budget revived as lawmakers bet travelers will be crucial to coronavirus recovery

It looked like the state would zero out Colorado Tourism Office spending on promotion. But without visitors, communities built on travel will founder, budget writers say.

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Colorado now owns Fishers Peak, but funds to build the newest state park are in coronavirus limbo

In a deal that closed in a Broomfield park, Colorado took title to the ranch that will be the newest state park. Developing it, however, will take some financing creativity as budgets are slashed under pandemic pressures.