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Wolf Creek Ski Area set to become state’s first to open

Wolf Creek Ski Area said the slopes would open beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday with three lifts running through Sunday.

Outdoors

Colorado River cutthroat trout restored to Hermosa Creek near Durango

Some estimates show cutthroats are now found in just 14% of their historic natural habitat

Outdoors

Tribes’ ancestral remains return home from Finland to Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park

A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891

News

How Colorado’s independent Wolf Creek ski area plans to navigate a coronavirus reopening

Unlike Vail Resorts, which last week announced a reservation system that requires pass holders to book high-season ski days well in advance, Wolf Creek is adjusting its pricing

Outdoors

Many hoped the Gold King Mine spill would bring change. Five years later, they’re still waiting.

A congressional fix for abandoned mines remains elusive and clean up around Silverton has moved at a “snail’s pace.” Experts say the disaster shed light on problems, but didn’t drive change like they thought it would.

Environment

Storm damage to delay Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s service for months

The railroad's line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.

Transportation

All of this snow is great, but it will likely be months before we know the impact on Colorado’s drought

Snowpack levels in arid southwest Colorado are below normal so far this year, though much better than at the same point in 2017

Environment

Big questions about voting rights — and short-term rentals — splinter tiny Colorado town of Pitkin

Colorado's deputy secretary of state has called for a federal investigation of Voting Rights Act violations after Gunnison County's DA prosecuted eight people for improperly voting in town's first trustee election in a decade.

Growth