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Resorts, desperate to stem crushing traffic, bet on a new ridesharing app that splits lifts to the lifts

Utah’s Snowbird ski area typically boasts the best snow in the country. Yet, even with its new partnership with the wildly popular Ikon Pass, it’s one of the loneliest resorts, with a very low skier-per-acre tally. That’s because it has a long, snowy and often-crowded driveway winding up Little Cottonwood Canyon. “The comfortable carrying capacity […]

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To help students improve inside the classroom, Manitou Springs Middle School is taking them outside

MANITOU SPRINGS — On a brisk winter day in Manitou Springs, a group of sixth-graders romp around the Flying Pig Farm. Pikes Peak, dusted with snow, demands at least a glance, but the kids are interested in something smaller. “I want to feed the goats!” three students announce in near unison. Barak Ben-Amots, a Manitou […]

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“It’s succeeded beyond our expectations”: Adam Lerner, MCA Denver’s chief animator, is leaving at a high point

When he leaves his post as head of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in June after an acclaimed 10-year run, Adam Lerner will not be involved in the search for his successor, will not accept any sort of emeritus role if offered, and hopes to be merely a donating patron. Won’t he at least […]

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A monumental question: Can Denver’s Beat Generation fans create a tribute to a movement and its inspiration?

Mark Bliesener wants to build a monument. The 69-year-old fixture in the local music scene wants it to recognize and celebrate two men who launched a literary and cultural movement that influenced untold young minds — including his own — and still reverberates. And he wants it to remind Denver visitors that of all the […]

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We the (faithful) People: A coalition of religious groups is pushing to redefine faith in Colorado politics

A coalition of faith groups is showing up at the state Capitol every Tuesday and taking on two big tasks: Pushing legislators for policy that reflects their values and trying to redefine the political voice of the faithful in Colorado. At the launch of Faithful Tuesdays in February, prayers from a Reform rabbi and a […]

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Women-only Colorado Classic picks up big sponsor, giving the race financial stability and long-term viability

VF Corp hasn’t officially moved to town, but the giant outdoor gear company has signed on as a title sponsor of the women-only Colorado Classic bike race, signaling its commitment to playing a key role in its new community. The two-year deal announced Wednesday also puts the race on firmer financial footing than its predecessor, […]

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Trouble in Dinosaur: Cop fired, town hall searched as border town reckons with new pot money, old problems

Dinosaur is out there. In so many ways. This town of 320 people, give or take a few, is smack dab up against the Utah border in sparsely populated Moffat County. Its closest neighbors are Rangely, 18 miles to the east, and Vernal, 33 miles across Colorado’s western boundary. For years, Dinosaur has had just […]

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The very old (and very new) works drawing more young viewers to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

With persistent talk in theater circles about the need to attract younger, more diverse audiences, it is perhaps ironic that the first big play of Chris Coleman’s tenure as Denver Center Theatre Company artistic director is an adaptation of an 800-page 19th century Russian novel. How many millennials were turned off by the mere title: […]