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Q&A: Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory steps back and reflects on next generation of ski resort bosses

The U.S. ski industry was forged by soldiers. We all know the story about 10th Mountain vets returning from war with visions of ski runs and chairlifts that would spark dozens of American resorts. Innovators who worked every job at the ski area took the reins from those soldiers, creating even more lifts, better grooming […]

Posted inColoradans, COVID, Education, News, Technology

In the age of social media, a new app aims to help Colorado teens make friends off their phones

Barely out of bed and still waiting for the fog of sleep to lift, Ameera Sierra used to start her mornings staring at an endless stream of selfies, tweets and Snapchat stories. It was almost a ritual for the 17-year-old: Roll over, turn off the alarm, grab the phone and begin scrolling, the glow from […]

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A rural Colorado school district is spending $3 million to connect kids’ homes to the internet. Will it be enough?

SAN LUIS — Tucked in a canyon deep in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo mountains, Kimba Rael’s home doesn’t always get cell service or a stable connection to the internet. “It’s a ‘dead zone,’” said Rael, principal of Centennial School District R-1 in San Luis near Colorado’s southern border. One of the few live spots where […]

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A former DU student launched an app to change charitable giving. Now he hopes to turn it into the next big social media platform.

Nearly three years ago, Reyn Aubrey abandoned his business studies at the University of Denver to launch a digital application called PocketChange, which reimagined charitable giving by offering individuals the power to turn online inspiration into small, instant donations. He thought he was thinking big. But on second thought, he wasn’t thinking big enough. The […]

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Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.

FORT MORGAN — The necklace attached to No. 36911 tracks her every move. The black-and-white Holstein, backed up to a milking machine on a hot June day in a breezy barn, is on Bluetooth, just like the rest of the 4,500 dairy cows at Quail Ridge Dairy southeast of Fort Morgan.  The wireless transponder dangling […]

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Colorado ski resort operators turbo-charged technology last season, and many of the upgrades are here to stay

For many years, resort captains have been slow and steady with investment in technology. The behind-the-scenes stuff — wireless networks, point-of-sale and lodging reservation systems, online ticket sales — typically was overshadowed by flashy projects involving new chairlifts and terrain.  The coronavirus turbo-charged ski resort interest in decidedly unsexy technology, which is now a top […]

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JBS ransomware attack disrupts meat production across the globe, including at Greeley plant

By Rod McGuirk and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat processing company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization […]

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Opinion: Recycling water has to become the norm because it is too scarce and too valuable to waste

Like millions of teens around the world, my daughter enjoys long showers. Unlike many fathers of teens, however, I see a bright side to the family water bill. We’re not just taking showers. We’re growing grapes.  Our family lives in Israel, the international capital of water recycling, where nearly 90% of our supply is used […]