An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities
Breckenridge and other mountain towns are trying to slow the growth of vacation rentals in an effort to ease housing and labor issues
Ethics complaints from mountain counties spur probe of state Division of Property Taxation
Eagle, La Plata and San Miguel counties are asking for an audit or investigation into a cozy relationship between a state tax official and a lawyer representing hotels in litigation with the counties
Colorado Supreme Court ends decade-long fight over teen skier’s death in Vail inbounds avalanche
Taft Conlin was killed in an avalanche on Prima Cornice in 2012. His family argued for years that Vail Mountain failed to properly close the run when slide danger was high.
White River forest chief sticks with controversial route for road to future mansions despite wildfire, wildlife concerns
Both the developer and wildlife advocates oppose the road accessing the inholding — but for different reasons
You’ve seen the murals. Now meet the pro snowboarder behind them.
Pat Milbery channels lessons from carving snow into bright murals across Colorado. “He almost embodies his design,” said the Avon official who hired him.
Storage units becoming as hard to get as affordable housing as wealthy remote workers take over the high country
Waitlists are growing for tens of thousands of storage lockers in mountain communities as new homeowners arrive, residents relocate and local workers scramble for rental homes.
Survey of Colorado’s high-country residents a “wake-up call” on the devastating implications of the affordable housing crisis
The consequences of workers and permanent residents being priced out include mountain communities being forced to rethink their relationship to the tourism economy.
Here are the wildfires currently burning across Colorado
Lightning sparked three of the largest wildfires burning right now in the state
Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains offer suggestions for pending wave of funding
High country homebuilders, housing advocates, businesses and leaders are preparing for an unprecedented flow of state and federal housing support as the affordability crisis worsens.
State tax official who is required to be neutral advised luxury resort owners on how to minimize property taxes
A top official at the Division of Property Taxation met regularly with a tax agent involved in litigation with Eagle, San Miguel and La Plata counties. The state’s property tax boss says it’s “a strong working relationship with all constituents.”
Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out
More than $15 billion in property sales in 2020 in seven resort communities marks a 61% increase over 2019. Historic sales volume and sky-high prices are pushing locals out of mountain towns.
Opinion: 3 Colorado county leaders on how the new legislative plan for transportation could be revved up
The time for investing in our future is right now. Let's not kick the can down the road — again.
Colorado ski areas aren’t talking about skier fatalities this season. So we asked coroners instead.
At least 11 skiers were killed in traumatic crashes during the 2020-21 season, according to 16 county coroners surveyed by The Colorado Sun.
Cops on skis keep the peace at Vail and Beaver Creek. But they’re more likely to lend a friendly mitten.
One-of-a-kind patrols have been a fixture at Eagle County ski areas for 16 years, though loss of lift privileges may be the biggest incentive for safe behavior.
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.
Aurora, Colorado Springs get federal OK to test if controversial reservoir in Eagle County wilderness is feasible
Front Range cities need the additional water storage to meet their growth projections. But Holy Cross Wilderness boundaries would need to be redrawn to build it.
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
3 men killed in avalanche near Silverton identified as prominent Eagle County community members
One of the victims, Adam Palmer, was a newly elected Town of Eagle trustee. Andy Jessen co-founded Bonfire Brewing in Eagle. Seth Bossung managed projects for the county’s energy efficiency department.
Opponents urge federal board to reject revival of Tennessee Pass railroad along Arkansas, Eagle rivers
Shipping hazardous material through Arkansas River Valley is “unconscionable,” Chaffee County commissioners say, joining more than 50 residents, business and environmental groups raising opposition to returning trains to long-dormant lines.
Climbing coronavirus cases in Colorado’s high country aren’t tracking back to ski resorts
Health officials in eight counties have not traced positive tests back to lift lines, chairlifts or ski slopes.