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How a Colorado family launched a Christmas toy hack-a-thon for children with disabilities that has gone global

Five years ago, a silly toy inspired an enduring tradition of Christmas magic. Fart Blaster, a whimsical gadget spun off the popular “Despicable Me” movie franchise, emits the sound you’d expect, along with flashing lights, when a child pulls the trigger. For Steve and Deana Watson’s then-9-year-old son, Max, who has severe disabilities, it held […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, News, Outdoors

A Colorado photographer thought he was alone in the Wyoming mountains. Then he heard a rescue helicopter.

Satellite messengers can save your life in the backcountry. Press the SOS button on your palm-sized Garmin or Spot device — the two most widely used brands — and search and rescue rains resources down on your emergency, no matter where or what it is. Colorado leads the Rocky Mountain region with 103 search and […]

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Get a Sun membership for yourself (or as a gift) and you’ll be entered in a drawing for 2 passes to Aspen

Good morning, readers! We’re smack in the middle of two important seasons: holiday and ski. So to celebrate both, we’re going to have a little drawing. Starting right now through noon on Sunday, Dec. 23, every new membership (including gift memberships) to The Colorado Sun will be eligible to win two passes to Aspen Snowmass’ […]