Colorado’s voter guide to the 2022 general election

Colorado's voter guide to the 2022 general election

Governor Incumbent Jared Polis, Lt. Gov. Diana Primavera (request)Challenger Heidi Ganahl, Lt. Gov. Danny Moore (GOP) Minor party candidates: Paul Noël Fiorino, Cynthia Munhos de Aquino Sirianni (Unity Party), Danielle Neuschwanger, Darryl Gibbs (American Constitution Party), Kevin Ruskusky, Michele Poague (Libertarian Party), Paul Willmon, Kathren May (unaffiliated), Zachary Varon, Sean Hoyt ( unaffiliated) Secretary of … Read more

Bluebird Backcountry joins multi-mountain pass program

Bluebird Backcountry joins multi-mountain pass program

Skiers trek uphill at Bluebird Backcountry resort.Justin Wilhelm/Courtesy photo Sitting between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling, Bluebird Backcountry offers a lift-free skiing experience for backcountry enthusiasts. Last month, the area announced it will have on-site lodging this year for the first time in its short history, and on Sept. 6, it announced it will join the … Read more

Many Colorado Ski Resorts In Region Identified For Wolf Reintroduction

Many Colorado Ski Resorts In Region Identified For Wolf Reintroduction

Back in 2020, Colorado voters narrowly approved a ballot forcing the state to reintroduce gray wolves. After nearly two years of research and planning, the state is preparing to do exactly that throughout the upcoming winter months. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has now given us the general area in which those reintroductions are set to … Read more

Restoring an Upside Down Trout Stream

Restoring an Upside Down Trout Stream

The same source of conservation funding—excise taxes paid by tackle manufacturers via the Sport Fish Restoration Act—that pays for scientific fisheries research and management, boat ramps, aquatic education, and fish population surveys, has righted an upside down trout stream. Colorado’s Swan River heads into the craggy and conifer-studded Rocky Mountains near a tourist mecca of … Read more

Latina political power growing in Lauren Boebert’s backyard

Latina political power growing in Lauren Boebert's backyard

Latinas in and around Aspen, Colorado, are increasingly running for — and winning — elected office, a notable trend in the affluent and traditionally white-dominated mountain communities of this battleground state. Why it matters: Latinos help build and run this area’s famous ski resorts. But they’ve traditionally held little political power. What’s happening: In June, … Read more

Destination Palisade: Don’t miss Colorado harvest season for wine and peaches

Destination Palisade: Don't miss Colorado harvest season for wine and peaches

The best time to visit the Western Slope is harvest season. What’s happening: From Palisade to Paonia each September, the valleys are full of plump peaches, clusters of wine grapes and other ripe fruit for the picking. Stop by the roadside markets to talk to the farmers about this year’s crop and sample different varieties. … Read more

The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

The cheapest and most expensive cities in Europe to visit this year

It may seem paradoxical, but a trip to Europe may be a way to save money on travel this year. Amid has global scramble to find ways to save money while traveling, hotel rates dropped in many European cities. Average airfares originating from the United States are also down, according to travel specialists. Another boon … Read more

How much does it cost to travel full time? Here’s what one country couple

How much does it cost to travel full time?  Here's what one country couple

Ernestas Tyminas felt “stuck” in his role as a marketing manager at a newspaper in Colorado Springs, Colorado. So he requested two months off to backpack through Asia, he said, landing in Beijing in January 2019. “On the first day … I meet this one,” he said, gesturing to Darina Karpitskaya, sitting by his side. … Read more

‘They’re at a hotel or camping in tents or living in RVs’: Military housing benefits lag as rents explode

'They're at a hotel or camping in tents or living in RVs': Military housing benefits lag as rents explode

When Kristin Martin found out her husband was being transferred to Naval Base San Diego, securing housing for their family of five quickly took over her life. On-base housing wasn’t an option — the waitlist for a four-bedroom home in the neighborhoods they qualified for was 14 to 16 months. Neither were the military-only hotels … Read more

Transit System Servicing Colorado Ski Resorts Will Receive $35 Million

Transit System Servicing Colorado Ski Resorts Will Receive $35 Million

Summit Stage, a free transit system that operates among multiple ski resorts along I-70 in Colorado, is set to receive nearly $35 million to begin the transition to a fully electric bus fleet, according to the Colorado Sun. The grant, funded by the recent federal infrastructure law, will provide funding to organizations across the country, … Read more