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
A Colorado clinic’s prescription for healthier patients? Lawyers.
Every day in Commerce City, four lawyers join the physicians, psychiatrists and social workers at Salud Family Health Centers’ clinic, where mending legal ills is as important for health as diet and exercise.
Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.
Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.
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.
Colorado’s COVID rent-assistance program is now paying out five times more following changes
Local governments were faster at distributing federal dollars than the state. With the national eviction moratorium over, federal and state improvements have sped up rent payments.
How bad is the housing crunch in Colorado’s high country? Just look at census vacancy data.
The numbers reflect what many high country residents already suspected: a lot of second home owners, vacation rentals and investment buyers
Students who kept Colorado’s resort-town economies alive during COVID are now headed back to school
As seasonal workers return to classrooms, merchants cut hours and service in Telluride, Crested Butte and Breckenridge.
Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs
Among the 113 largest cities examined by researchers for a decade only two qualified as "integrated." One of them was Colorado Springs. Denver ranked as "highly segregated"
What’s Working: Desperate times for employers as 134,000 Coloradans still are on federal unemployment
As the state reports the lowest number of initial jobless claims since the pandemic began, five weeks remain of federal benefits. Plus: Eviction moratorium ends, rental housing assistance available.
Colorado governor extends some eviction protections to residents still waiting for rent assistance
The national eviction moratorium ends Saturday as thousands of Coloradans wait for promised monthly rent help
Flooded with tourists, Colorado mountain towns are starting to limit short-term rentals to combat housing crisis
Colorado resort towns are limiting vacation rentals as communities weather waves of tourists, a housing crisis and a labor shortage.
What you need to know in Colorado as the federal freeze on evictions ends
The CDC's federal moratorium on most evictions expires July 31
Colorado mountain towns say they can’t handle any more tourists amid labor, housing crises
Colorado tourism cheerleaders hasten their transition from destination marketing to management as resort town locals call for more housing and less promotion.
Shipping container hotel in Florence sparks new ideas for Colorado housing
Two entrepreneurs building homes out of shipping containers in an industrial zone hope to seed an affordable community as innovators flock to Florence.
Storage units becoming as hard to get as affordable housing as wealthy remote workers take over the high country
Waitlists are growing for tens of thousands of storage lockers in mountain communities as new homeowners arrive, residents relocate and local workers scramble for rental homes.
As the cost of Colorado housing increases, so does homelessness
About 51% of renter households are "cost burdened" in Colorado, which has some of the highest housing costs of landlocked states, comparable to urbanized coastal regions.
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.
Colorado Mountain College to spend $40M to build housing for students getting priced out of mountain towns
Housing accounts for most of the cost of a CMC degree, so 40 units each are planned for campuses in Breckenridge, Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.
How emergency declarations in Colorado’s high country housing crisis smooth the path to more homes for locals
A "disaster" resolution over housing in Crested Butte enables the town to bypass codes, buy a hotel, remove limits on downtown camping and curtail short-term rentals. More communities are planning similar declarations as high country housing crisis reaches a crescendo.
Crested Butte purchases hotel for seasonal workers as it declares housing an emergency
Rooms in the $2.3 million Ruby Bed & Breakfast will be available to six seasonal employees in both the public and private sector.