Record high calls for help are stressing Colorado’s mountain firefighters, emergency responders
Fire chiefs in 15 resort-region fire protection districts report record call volume in 2021 and 2022 as they struggle to hire firefighters, recruit volunteers due to high cost of living and housing prices
30,000 expected at Rainbow Gathering’s 50th anniversary in Colorado, sparking wildfire concerns
Arapaho National Forest and Grand County officials suspect the annual Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes could draw tens of thousands to remote federal land, sparking concerns about wildfire and impacts
The source of Colorado’s high country housing crisis: a doubling of home prices and sales
The dollars spent on homes in six Colorado mountain counties has doubled since 2019, triggering a high country housing crisis.
Authorities responding to avalanche on Berthoud Pass, no victims reported
First responders received a report that two people may have been buried but later determined that no one was caught
Plan to reconnect the Colorado River for the first time since 1985 gets major donation
Plan championed by Trout Unlimited for 1-mile channel around Windy Gap Reservoir would restore flows and allow fish passage
Ski racing legend Bode Miller plans first ski academy at Granby Ranch
Olympian Bode Miller, who is building a $25 million, 125-student ski academy at Grand County’s Granby Ranch ski area says “I want to put something in place that will change our entire education system for sports.”
PHOTOS: Short on powder, Colorado’s ski resorts let snowmakers rip
A dry and warm November in the high country is leading Colorado resorts to rely on the man-made alternative to powder.
In Colorado, one of the fastest aging states, one county had no home health or hospice provider for eight months
Surveys show most Americans would prefer to age and die at home, but home-based care can be hard to find in some remote regions.
As record-setting real estate sales continue in Colorado resort towns, buyers are now looking way down valley
As Colorado resort home sales and prices continue to set records, hamlets that once were out-of-the-way afterthoughts have taken on the attributes of bustling communities.
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
Grand Lake, still reeling from East Troublesome fire, is being shaken again by mayoral recall over housing
Mayor Steve Kudron is the target of a recall election fueled by concerns over housing and keeping the mountain town’s character intact.
Opinion: We’ve destroyed Western watersheds. It’s time for “ecological reparations.”
Impact fees are an opportunity to amend past wrongs.
Mudslides and flash flooding along Colorado’s burn scars could cause disasters, or mere travel delays, all summer long. Here’s why.
Last year’s historic wildfire season increased the area that’s prone to flooding, causing “an abnormal year of flooding events” this year, climate researcher says.
Denver DA’s husband pleads guilty to two counts of attempted arson
Christopher Linsmayer, 69, was charged with attempted arson after he set fires on his property near Kremmling, according to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Bird count examines what happens when high-country Colorado irrigators use less water
As the state mulls paying irrigators to leave water in the Colorado River instead of flooding fields, Audubon Rockies is using bird counts in the northwest part of the state to gauge the implications of intentionally drying the landscape.
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.
Opinion: As county commissioners, we see smart ways to close Colorado’s digital divide
Success requires more than just throwing money at the problem. We’ve tried that in the past, and it failed.
Opinion: The Windy Gap settlement is a win for the West Slope and its waters
As Western Colorado leaders, we congratulate the parties involved in continuing a history of cooperative solutions to benefit water users and choosing collaboration over litigation.
Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation
Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.
Controversial Chimney Hollow Dam project near Loveland moving forward after $15 million settlement
Northern Water will begin construction of the 25-story Chimney Hollow dam this summer.