An abandoned coal mine near Aspen has become a mountain biking park for the masses
Well-heeled owners offer clean up of the Coal Basin mine and perpetual access to a new trail network there. The unusual public-private collaboration could serve as a model for restoring environmental danger zones.
Minturn wrestles with the decade-old promises of a big-dream developer
In 2008, resort developer Bobby Ginn offered Minturn residents $162 million in perks if they annexed his mountaintop project, which he never built. So what about those million-dollar promises?
In rural towns like Kit Carson, a housing and development conundrum born of rising costs, disrepair — and lots of asbestos
As existing home stock deteriorates, locals struggle to reconcile needed business development with sparse affordable housing. A small town’s future can hang in the balance.
Investors behind Idaho Springs gondola say they’re victims of fraud, sue loan broker and escrow agent
The Mighty Argo Cable Car group argues “fraud has been committed,” but promises the $32 million project to build a gondola resort complex will be completed
U.S. Forest Service rethinks road through public lands to ritzy Vail Valley development
Following objections to Berlaimont Estates, the White River National Forest’s supervisor must scrutinize the impacts of 19 luxury homes on the broader landscape
Forest Service OKs access road to Eagle County community surrounded by public land. But not the one developers wanted.
Florida investors the behind a plan for Berlaimont Estates, 19 luxury homes on 680 acres, suggest they may sue if the Forest Service doesn’t change the approved road alignment.
Opinion: Forever means forever. Colorado’s iconic landscapes require “perpetual conservation easements” protection
Entrepreneur buys Vail Mountain Lodge, Terra Bistro, Vail Athletic Club with plans to convert resort property to Gravity Haus Vail
Jim Deters is expanding his new “mountain country club” model for resort lodging to Vail and Winter Park only weeks after opening his first property in Breckenridge
Mike Coffman: Aurora can do better than being a laboratory for suburban development
Parked: Mobile homes are Colorado’s affordable housing crutch. But they’re disappearing as land becomes more precious
Mobile homes provide the bulk of unsubsidized, affordable housing in Colorado but their numbers are shrinking and ownership is moving from mom-and-pop to corporate
Opinion: Denver is facing an affordable housing crisis – we all have to look past our own front door
Opinion: For voters in local Colorado elections, it’s the growth, stupid!
Opinion: David Bernhardt is not the Secretary of the Interior that Colorado needs
Opinion: New oil and gas bill puts Colorado water at risk
Cañon City falls short in TV small-town makeover contest
After making the finals, Cañon City officials and business owners said they believed being in the competition gave the town a boost that will help it keep moving forward -- regardless of whether they won
He fled China 30 years ago in search of the American dream. Now, he helps others build a better life in Greeley.
Yukwan Lee is living the American dream -- but in this case it’s the Chinese dream, too.
Cañon City seeks a makeover to become a destination, not just a drive-through prison town
New businesses, outdoor recreation options and a dose of town pride has residents hoping more tourists will stop and stay in the historic town.