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Grand Lake, still reeling from East Troublesome fire, is being shaken again by mayoral recall over housing

Like a dozen Grand Lake mayors before him, Steve Kudron smiled and waved at his constituents during the annual Buffalo Days parade last month. But Kudron added a twist no one had ever seen in 74 years of Buffalo Days. The vintage Hummer he paraded in sported a sign reading: “Vote No! Stop the Recall […]

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Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis

While touring a temporary neighborhood of student-designed solar houses in Denver a few years ago, college sophomores Gabi Abello and Hannah Blake wondered out loud: “This is so cool. We have to do this. Why doesn’t CU have a team?” The two University of Colorado Boulder engineering students became the leaders of that team, which […]

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Coronavirus prepared schools for a second crisis — the East Troublesome fire. But students now have double the trauma.

After evacuating in the smoky dusk on Wednesday, with the glow of nearby flames lighting their way, Scott Hicks and Courtney Lincoln were settling into a friend’s home when an email from a former student landed in both their inboxes. The message, spelled out in all capital letters, signaled a cry for help, with fire […]