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After 24 years and facing foreclosure, Granby Ranch ski area’s owner is surrendering the resort

Marise Cipriani walks away from her Grand County resort, saying a lender nixed a deal to sell as the town of Granby grows impatient over long-delayed road repairs

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Colorado’s snowy winter and wet spring were a boon to the state’s reservoirs. These satellite photos show it.

At the start of August, Colorado reservoirs were at 80% their capacity. A year ago, their fill ratio was just 60%.

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2 women die Friday in Gunnison Basin, bringing Colorado’s spring runoff death toll to at least 5

A Colorado Springs woman, Roberta Sophia Rodriguez, is also missing in the South Fork of the Rio Grande

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Colorado’s rivers are starting to swell — but there are still feet of snow left to melt in the high country

Snowpack levels in some of the state’s river basins remain at about 50% of their peak. A man was killed rafting the Eagle River last week.

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Colorado’s drought is at its lowest level in at least 19 years

The U.S. Drought Monitor released a report Thursday showing that just roughly eight square miles in Colorado -- or 0.01 percent of the state -- is under abnormal dryness. And that might just be from a map-drawing error.

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Colorado’s drought situation continues to improve, with just 11% of the state under dry conditions

Snowpack still is at 155% of average and the slow melt is allowing more water to be captured in reservoirs drawn nearly dry last year

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Colorado’s snowpack delivered an epic ski season. Now it’s rafters’ turn — even if they’re a little nervous

Snow that piled up this winter could come rushing down too fast and too fierce for river fun

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Snow tires, chains or AWD are required on I-70 when it’s snowy. But motorists could soon need them all winter long

Colorado could soon make its temporary traction law into an all-winter-long, snow-or-shine rule on Interstate 70 from Morrison to Glenwood Canyon. Checkpoints might be used for enforcement.

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Guides’ familiarity with terrain, underestimating danger possibly had role in fatal Jones Pass avalanche

Hans Berg, a photographer and guide with Empire-based Powder Addiction snowcat skiing, was killed March 7 in a massive slide that broke trees “like popsicle sticks”