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.
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.
How three families that lost their homes in Colorado’s record-breaking 2020 wildfires are coping
Some are ready to rebuild. Others are still weighing their options.
Squeezed by two megafires: Northern Water’s race to save Grand Lake
Colorado's largest exporter of water from the Western Slope had to use an untested backup system to make sure water kept flowing from taps on the Front Range.
Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes, sets 2020 as historic high mark
Driven by high-end sales, real estate markets in Colorado’s resort communities have set records since July. Most resort towns saw sales through October surpass all sales in the record-setting 2019.
Eager early-season crowds are helping Colorado ski resorts fine tune operations before the holiday crush
Ski areas are tweaking traffic flow, adjusting lift line mazes, revisiting uphill policies and repositioning workers as they adjust operating plans in the first few weeks of the strangest ski season ever
“Intentional discharge of an aimed firearm” leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter
Suspect Harry Watkins was “horrified” after fatally shooting his hunting buddy, Simon Howell, in Grand County. “It was reasonable to fire,” Watkins’ attorney says.
West Virginia hunter fatally shot in Colorado
Grand County sheriff's officials say 26-year-old Simon Jacob Howell, of Ridgeley, West Virginia, was shot by a fellow hunter west of Kremmling on Monday morning
Colorado’s Arapaho and Roosevelt forests will reopen Tuesday after 19-day closure due to wildfire threat
People will once again be able to access U.S. Forest Service lands in Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Grand and Larimer counties