A “once in a lifetime” bond: Aspen mourns the death of Zoot the avalanche rescue dog
The 11-year-old Airedale terrier was battling cancer
Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020
Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.
Colorado man among 5 killed in Alaska backcountry skiing helicopter crash
Greg Harms was a backcountry guide and new dad from Aspen
Colorado wildlife officials use helicopter to transport and study pregnant elk near Aspen
Colorado Parks and Wildlife's study of survival rates of calves under a year old among herds across the state focuses how human recreation may be influencing the behavior of elk.
State-border jumpers can get vaccinated in Colorado — even if no one’s happy about it
Colorado officials say an address is not required to book a vaccine appointment, but counties say they’d rather prioritize their own full-time residents
Pitkin County has the worst coronavirus rate in Colorado. And experts aren’t sure why.
Although skiing and outdoor activities are mostly safe, indoor gatherings before and after a day on the mountain have been responsible for some transmission.
Pitkin County, with Colorado’s highest coronavirus incidence rate, is moving to red-level restrictions
The change means indoor dining will cease in Aspen. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery at restaurants still will be available, though there will be an 8 p.m. last call and tables can only have people from the same household.
FBI aids in investigation of gas pipeline sabotage that turned heat off in Aspen
Black Hills Energy "hopeful“ to begin re-lights for residential customers by Monday evening, but a snowstorm in the forecast could slow the process.
Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes, sets 2020 as historic high mark
Driven by high-end sales, real estate markets in Colorado’s resort communities have set records since July. Most resort towns saw sales through October surpass all sales in the record-setting 2019.
Colorado ski resorts work to stay open as COVID cases snowball
The skiing itself doesn’t feel much different during the pandemic. But “the après ski scene is just gone,” one Telluride visitor said.
Precautions help Aspen remain a popular destination during coronavirus
The small town made people feel safer than in big, crowded cities. Outdoor activities are Aspen's calling card, and the mountains were a perfect place to escape the doldrums of months-long lockdowns.
Federal prosecutors charge Texas billionaire with Colorado ties in $2 billion tax fraud scheme
Prosecutors also announced that Robert F. Smith, founder and chairman of Vista Equity Partners, will cooperate in the investigation and pay $139 million to settle his own tax probe
COVID exodus fills vacation towns, including Colorado’s high-country destinations, with new medical pressures
From the shores of Long Island to the resorts of the Rocky Mountains, traditional vacation destinations have seen a major influx of affluent people relocating to wait out the pandemic
Record demand for Colorado resort homes is further pinching affordable housing for locals
As more urbanites flee to Colorado’s high country, home prices rise, inventories fall and rents soar. And that spells trouble for locals looking for homes near their ski-town jobs.
So you need to get to Colorado’s Western Slope? Here are your options.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging people to stay away from western Colorado for the near future
“The great urban exodus:” Colorado resort towns see flood of second-home buyers, burst in school enrollment
Schools in Aspen, Vail and Crested Butte are reporting record interest and enrollment as part-time residents relocate to their vacation homes and urban buyers flock to mountain retreats.
A busy summer is pulling Colorado’s resort communities out of the coronavirus downturn. But will it last?
Resorts communities got creative this summer with open main streets and socially-distanced events. Those opportunities aren’t possible in winter, leaving town leaders fretting about future business, especially if ski resorts aren’t operating like normal.
Downed tree samples are aiding research of last snow season’s epic avalanche cycle in Colorado
CAIC has harvested 730 tree disks or cookies so far over the past two summers for research by its partners
Homeowner undergoes surgery after bear attack in Aspen
Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a team with tracking dogs located the bear on the backside of Aspen Mountain before tracking it to a mine shaft and killing it
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