Pitkin County

Colorado’s governor advises going outdoors to ease coronavirus isolation. But take it easy, first responders plead.

People are getting cabin fever in the coronavirus crisis. But search and rescue crews worry adventurers in need may stress an overburdened system. “Everything is the backcountry now,” a SAR team member says.

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Coronavirus is running so rampant in Colorado’s mountains residents, visitors should “minimize all contact with other people”

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Sunday issued the alert about Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison counties, where there have been about 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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“A test of our Colorado character”: High country will be hardest hit by coronavirus, governor warns

There were 33 confirmed coronavirus cases in Colorado on Tuesday, at least 17 of which were rooted in the high country. In Aspen, nine people were diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday alone.

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U.S. House approves largest Colorado wilderness bill in 40 years. But not everyone is happy.

Rep. Diana DeGette’s wilderness package would protect 660,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado, but its future looks bleak in the Senate and White House

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“He had it good and it wasn’t enough”: How a resort executive’s stolen-ski scheme shocked Aspen

A Pitkin County judge says Derek Johnson’s crimes -- including stealing and reselling skis for more than $3 million over 12 years -- dwarfs other embezzlement cases in the ritzy community.

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Colorado communities do what state lawmakers wouldn’t: Raise taxes on cigarettes, vaping products

The initiatives, mostly in mountain communities, follow a new state law that allows them to license and tax cigarette sales without penalty

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Parked: Colorado towns are taking action to preserve their remaining mobile-home parks

Cities, counties and housing authorities in Colorado are buying mobile home parks to spare them from market-rate redevelopment

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The man who developed Colorado’s mountains sees a bright future ahead for places that are “a retreat from the crazy changing world”

Harry Frampton, who leads East West Partners, has some controversial ideas for solving the high country’s housing crisis