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Vail Resorts plans big investment in affordable housing. Town of Vail promises a fight.

Vail Resorts’ project in Vail joins several other proposals around the high country facing stiff opposition as communities balance density in rural settings with a need for workforce housing.

Housing

This is the first net-zero affordable housing project in Colorado’s high country. It certainly won’t be the last.

Despite the extra building cost, a 27-unit affordable housing community near Basalt is embracing a “net-zero” technique

Environment

Solo backcountry snowboarder, 29, dies in avalanche near Ophir

Five people have died in Colorado avalanches this season, three were snowshoers

Outdoors

A Black separatist group’s utopian dream for land near Telluride withered after an armed standoff

The Black Hammer group had $100,000 and a real estate contract for 40 acres where they planned a settlement free of cops, COVID and white people

Equity

Summit County reinstates mask mandate as Colorado’s high country becomes one of the nation’s COVID hotspots

Summit County had the highest per capita incidence rate in the country on Wednesday, about 400 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people

Coronavirus

Telluride man accused of assaulting police during Jan. 6 riot

The 68-year-old suspect is accused of punching a Metropolitan Police officer in the face. He was arrested on Saturday near the ski resort town.

Crime and Courts

Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?

Just 15% of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from landfills in Colorado in 2020.

Environment

Colorado mountain communities vote “yes” on new short-term rental fees but reject heavier regulation

Voters in end-of-the-road Crested Butte and Telluride stopped short of restrictions intended to slow and limit short-term rentals in the tourist-dependent communities.

Business

A flurry of policy experiments in Colorado serves as “regional laboratory” for regulating, limiting short-term rentals

Crackdown on short-term rental properties across Colorado mirrors national effort as communities grapple with escalating home prices and a shrinking workforce.

Housing

Original Thinkers festival kicks off with an ode to joy in troubling times

Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival begins with a documentary exploring the relationship between Archbishop Demond Tutu and the Dalai Lama

Culture

Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival is aimed at allowing us to “move forward in this confounding world”

Telluride’s four-day ideas festival connects speakers, musicians and artists around documentaries, with a virtual festival running through October.

Culture

An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities

Breckenridge and other mountain towns are trying to slow the growth of vacation rentals in an effort to ease housing and labor issues

Housing

Desperate for teachers and staff, some rural Colorado schools are offering their workers child care

Faced with persistent staffing shortages, some rural school districts have decided to open child care centers themselves.

Education

Students who kept Colorado’s resort-town economies alive during COVID are now headed back to school

As seasonal workers return to classrooms, merchants cut hours and service in Telluride, Crested Butte and Breckenridge.

Business

Woman falls to death climbing Telluride’s via ferrata route

Anissa Laverne Larson, of Tucson, was traversing the route with a friend Thursday morning when she apparently slipped and fell

Outdoors

EPA plan to truck toxic mine waste through Telluride isn’t sitting well with locals

EPA says there will be short-term pain for long-term gain from moving final tailings pile on Telluride’s Valley Floor across town to a monitored mine-waste repository. 

Environment

Flooded with tourists, Colorado mountain towns are starting to limit short-term rentals to combat housing crisis

Colorado resort towns are limiting vacation rentals as communities weather waves of tourists, a housing crisis and a labor shortage.

Housing

Behind Wyoming and Colorado’s anomalous twin COVID-19 spikes despite their political differences

Coronavirus

Colorado mountain towns say they can’t handle any more tourists amid labor, housing crises

Colorado tourism cheerleaders hasten their transition from destination marketing to management as resort town locals call for more housing and less promotion.

Business

Family, friends mourn after Telluride man dies during hike

29-year-old Patrick Eells told his girlfriend on Sunday he planned to hike and run the Sneffels Highline, and he was considering summiting Mt. Emma

Outdoors
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