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A new plan — again — for Colorado’s Cuchara Mountain. But this time it’s not about skiing and condos.

CUCHARA — Mike Moore was in the galley kitchen of his bed-and-breakfast last summer preparing eggs for his guests in this southern Colorado village, when he overheard a pair of visitors discussing their plans to develop a headquarters for their nascent adventure company. The two, Jeff Moss and Shayne Young, were in town to look […]

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A southern Colorado town is dreaming of a revived ski hill in the wake of Texas investors’ big busts

The deep-pocketed Texans who spent decades dreaming big and losing millions as they struggled to develop a ski resort above southern Colorado’s Cucharas River Valley are long gone. The runs are weedy and lift towers rusty.  But nearly a decade after the last Texan decamped, a band of locals have carved a modest plan to […]

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“Flood buddies” and sandbags: Southern Colorado readies for rain after last summer’s massive fire

Southern Colorado residents who watched the Spring Creek Fire sweep across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains last summer now look worriedly at the more than 108,000 acres of charred land. This year, they vigilantly watch for rain clouds. Even a quarter inch of rain pouring onto those devastated slopes could bring a new disaster to […]