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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 Columns

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.

Opinion Columns

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.

Outdoors

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.

Environment

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.

Coronavirus
A Vail employee in an empty lane between lines of skiers reminds skiers to keep their masks over their nose. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

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.

Environment

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.

Wildfire

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.

Business

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

Outdoors

“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.

Outdoors

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

News

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

Environment

Opinion: Recovery from East Troublesome fire will take sustained support

Opinion Columns

“Worse than anything you could have imagined”: How the East Troublesome fire became so destructive

The Colorado Sun interviewed about a dozen firefighters, first responders and evacuees to piece together a timeline of the East Troublesome fire’s terrifying 100,000-acre run on Oct. 21

Wildfire

More than 300 homes were destroyed by the East Troublesome fire

The fire burned nearly 200,000 acres and killed two people -- Lyle and Marilyn Hileman -- who refused to evacuate on Oct. 21 when the blaze expanded across Grand County

Wildfire

Northwest Colorado gets a gigabit broadband boost from U.S. Department of Agriculture

Yampa Valley Electric Association awarded $6 million to build 209 miles of internet fiber to connect Moffat, Eagle and Grand counties. About 264 households and dozens of farms and businesses will benefit

Technology

The Cameron Peak fire has burned more than 200 homes

As of Wednesday, the Cameron Peak fire in northern Colorado had destroyed 442 buildings and damaged another eight

Wildfire

About 100 homes destroyed by East Troublesome fire have been identified so far

But that number could rise. Grand County's sheriff says crews are finding more destroyed homes "every direction that we turn"

Wildfire

One Colorado couple fled the East Troublesome fire with ballots. For others, voting options are abundant.

Voting isn’t the top priority for evacuees, but officials say they are doing all they can to ensure those affected by fires can still cast ballots

Election 2020

2020’s wildfire season is historic, charring more acres than any year before. But Colorado has a complicated past with its forests.

Drought, 20th century practices and increased human-nature relationships also contribute to this year’s destruction

Wildfire
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