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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

REDSTONE — For years, April and Steve Carver would pass this riverside hamlet and admire the iconic Redstone Castle from afar. They had spent decades restoring the historic shine to the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, but the castle seemed beyond their financial grasp. “Then we watched it sell for $6 million and said nope, […]

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What really led A-Basin to quit the Epic Pass cash cow? “Parking is our pinch point.”

The deluge of weekend Epic Pass skiers has forced Arapahoe Basin to abandon its decade-long partnership with Vail Resorts. “We are pretty darn full on weekends and we don’t need any more people on weekends. If anything, we could probably whittle those numbers down a little bit,” Arapahoe Basin’s longtime leader Alan Henceroth said Monday, […]

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Climbing gyms are hot, but longtime climbers worry gym rats aren’t learning basic real-world safety

Long before Marcus Garcia had scaled the frozen faces of some of the largest mountains on Earth, he was an 18-year-old kid in a Dallas climbing gym. A fit athlete with little adventure climbing experience, Garcia was approached by an experienced climber who offered to take him on a trip to Eldorado Canyon, near Boulder. […]

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In anthology “Blood Business,” editors sought to plumb the depths of desperation

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez series, five vampire novels, a graphic novel, some short fiction, and numerous ghostwritten books. He lives in Denver. Joshua Viola is an author, artist, and former video game developer. In addition to creating a transmedia franchise around “The Bane of Yoto,” honored with more than a […]

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Women continue to scale outdoor-industry mountains. And they’re giving others a hand on their way up

In what is now at least the second year of what many call the “Year of the Woman,” Colorado has emerged as a national leader in the outdoor industry movement to make a leader’s gender unremarkable. Not that long ago, a female president of the board, a female CEO or a female entrepreneur was noteworthy. […]

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Crested Butte’s Alley Loop series, Colorado’s nuttiest race on skinny skis, starts and finishes with a big “whoop”

CRESTED BUTTE — It was 5 degrees when the first contingent of nearly 900 Nordic ski racers poled away from the Elk Avenue starting line Saturday morning in a cloud of frosty breath, a clatter of bells, and a racket of whoops and hollers. Neon tutus fluttered over skin-tight racing suits. A few Viking horns […]

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There’s a lot of buzz around “immersive” experiences in art, theater and entertainment. But is it art?

From escape rooms to Meow Wolf’s debut in Denver next year, from Natura Obscura, running through April at MOA in Englewood, to an upcoming food/performance mashup by The Catamounts and Savory Cuisines, and including two projects on tap for DCPA’s Off-Center, “immersive” is everywhere — including the commode. “Immersive is a buzzword that has now […]