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Body of 24-year-old climber from Colorado recovered from Bolivian peak

Rescue workers said Daniel Granberg died atop the Illimani mountain


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.


Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains offer suggestions for pending wave of funding

High country homebuilders, housing advocates, businesses and leaders are preparing for an unprecedented flow of state and federal housing support as the affordability crisis worsens.


Here are some of the radical ideas to help alleviate Colorado’s high-country housing crisis

In Crested Butte, workers ponder a midsummer strike while Frisco leaders weigh a first-ever emergency declaration as the lack of affordable housing in Colorado communities threatens communities.


Opinion: Mental health can be a powerful concern in Colorado’s mountains

The mountain West has earned the morbid nickname of “the suicide belt” because our rate of suicide is drastically higher than the national average.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s old license-plate style — remember the green mountains? — may actually make a comeback in 2022

The retro plates would be available for an upcharge under Senate Bill 69, which would also require Coloradans to get new plates when they buy a new car


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.


“The great urban exodus:” Colorado resort towns see flood of second-home buyers, burst in school enrollment

Schools in Aspen, Vail and Crested Butte are reporting record interest and enrollment as part-time residents relocate to their vacation homes and urban buyers flock to mountain retreats.


Downed tree samples are aiding research of last snow season’s epic avalanche cycle in Colorado

CAIC has harvested 730 tree disks or cookies so far over the past two summers for research by its partners


Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

A billionaire-backed agricultural outfit in southeast Colorado and a fledgling oil railroad project in Utah want to run trains on Union Pacific’s long dormant tracks between Cañon City and Dotsero.


This is how much Colorado’s mountain communities stand to lose without skiing, restaurants, bars and lodging 

As mountain communities grind to close, coronavirus and economic worries turn to summer. “It’s time to show the world how tough we really are,” Telluride tourism chief says. 


Excerpt: A dog’s diagnosis leads to the savoring of mornings and appreciation for every detail

In "Rough Beauty," the author and her canine companion, Elvis, refuse to await the end and instead relish the days

Book Excerpts

Colorado author Karen Auvinen was often asked why she chose to live alone in the mountains. She wrote the answer.

The experience of writing about her time in the mountains helped her see how she was "rooted in landscape" and "to see that I have a place after all"

SunLit Interviews