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Colorado mountain town asks locals to open up their homes to teachers

EAGLE — Brian Trommater’s bedroom window opens up to a view of mountain slopes peeking out from behind clusters of trees, giving him a vantage point that often leaves him dazed by the thought that he’s living a dream. It’s an expansive backdrop for an otherwise tiny place to call home: His apartment covers about […]

Posted inClimate, Energy, Environment, Equity, Housing, News

This is the first net-zero affordable housing project in Colorado’s high country. It certainly won’t be the last.

Jeremy Duncan enjoys scrolling through apps and websites regularly to check his family’s energy consumption at his home in Basalt.  “Holy Cross shows you how much you are saving, and SolarEdge has a feature where you can look at solar panels and see which panels are used most,” Duncan said. “You can break it down […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

Colorado is conducting an ambitious Front Range bald eagle survey

Colorado has launched a four-year study of American bald eagles to determine how the protected raptors have adapted to population growth along the metropolitan Front Range and identify planning measures that could ensure the bird’s future. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the study, involving biologists and volunteers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and […]

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Two Western Slope startups sell to public companies, signaling investor interest in rural entrepreneurs

  Two Western Slope startups sold to industry heavyweights this month, reflecting a win for rural entrepreneurs who have been championing Colorado’s nascent rural startup ecosystem beyond Denver and Boulder. This week, Eagle e-bike pioneer QuietKat sold to outdoor conglomerate Vista Outdoor Inc., which owns brands like CamelBak, Bell, Giro and Camp Chef. Vista Outdoor […]

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Remembering Seth Bossung: A master at building relationships that matter

Ask anyone who would best know and pay tribute to our friend Seth Bossung, 52, and they would say Adam Palmer. But their spirits are laughing and cavorting together in eternity now, so here we are, a collection of friends whose lives were touched — and forever changed — by Seth and his family.  Seth […]