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Seven Peaks Festival pulls out of Buena Vista after county declines to raise its 5,000-person capacity cap

Live Nation sold more than 6,000 tickets for the event before Chaffee County commissioners had reviewed or approved the concert promoter’s permit

Music

Modular housing is getting a second look as Colorado confronts a lack of affordable homes

New Fading West home-building factory in Buena Vista can deliver two houses a day and is drawing interest from communities around the state.

Housing

Transportation board kills plan for trains to return to Colorado’s dormant Tennessee Pass

Colorado Midland & Pacific’s request for expedited approval of a plan to restore rail service was nixed on Thursday by the Surface Transportation Board.

Transportation

Potential operator of trains on Colorado’s Tennessee Pass promises rail line wouldn’t transport crude oil

Communities along the long-dormant line between Cañon City and Gypsum remain wary

Transportation

Colorado ranchers already had beef with Jared Polis. Then came “MeatOut Day.”

Colorado is the only state to proclaim a day of no meat-eating, further exposing the urban-rural divide and food as the new culture war.

Coloradans

New plans for rail traffic over Colorado’s Tennessee Pass spark protest from grain-hauling competitor

Rio Grande Pacific Corp. inked a lease for the long-dormant rail line through Colorado's high country, floating the possibility of oil cars in Browns Canyon

Transportation

Chaffee County calls for more time, study of contentious Nestlé water-bottling plan

Chaffee County's three commissioners want to measure the potential impact of Nestlé’s proposal to pump, truck and bottle up to 65 million gallons of water a year

Environment

Drive-in theaters in Colorado and beyond are seeing increased traffic with big-name concerts, events

Outdoor theaters are feeing the pinch of the slow rollout of new movies, but Garth Brooks and Metallica are keeping rural drive-ins afloat

Business

Inmate, staff member test positive for coronavirus at Buena Vista prison

Three Colorado prison inmates have died from the coronavirus so far

Coronavirus

Rafting season is ready to launch, but coronavirus worries are running high in Colorado

Rafters are betting Colorado’s “safer-at-home” rules will ease as people flood outfitters with reservation requests. But will the water last?

Outdoors

How loud is too loud? Telluride thrives on music festivals, but some locals want to turn down the volume

Complaints over noise divide the resort town of Telluride, where hosts of dozens of annual concerts now must submit sound-management plans.

Music

Colorado’s housing crisis has gotten so bad that small towns are now building people homes

Rural school districts are leading the charge with projects designed to keep teachers in their communities. Resort towns, meanwhile, are struggling to increase their housing stock without ruining their character.

Growth

To help fill the affordable housing gap, a Buena Vista project is creating inventory — one giant box at a time

The nation’s fickle relationship with modular housing may be on the upswing, as one developer scales up to serve rural and mountain communities

Growth

Stand-up paddler dies Saturday on Arkansas River, marking Colorado’s eighth water death of the season

Michael James, 40, of Boulder, was last seen in the Buena Vista whitewater park before his body was found downstream

Outdoors

Voters snap purses shut for statewide tax measures, but are good with taxing tourists and sinners

Some high-country communities OK taxes for schools, open space, but lodging taxes fell in Buena Vista, Cañon City

Politics and Government

Colorado is due for a new state park, but officials hope it won’t take 27 years to develop like the last one

Emboldened by legislation that OK’d increases to fees and licenses, Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins new park planning with access, funding and partnerships on its mind

Outdoors