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    No more water for Aspen - for now

    The Colorado Supreme Court denies Aspen Ski Co. water to expand its Snowmass resort.

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    Four-ton bandage applied to trampled peak

    Forest Service employee Loretta McEllhiney finds creative ways to restore heavily trampled and eroded hiking trails on Colorado's Mt. Elbert.

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    Falling arches

    Tourists Jim and Dafang Lin witness a 44-foot slab fall from Utah's 306-ft. Landscape Arch.

  • Essays

    Xerox copiers and black helicopters

    A tongue-in-cheek consideration of Colorado Republican Scott McInnis' search for waste at the Department of Interior, the closing of national parks and the Christian Coalition's involvement in both.

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    Ski resort flops in midst of land boom

    A controversial Colorado proposed ski resort, Lake Catamount, suffers a setback when the major investor pulls out.

  • Essays

    Learning the trick of quiet

    The writer muses about loving and protecting the landscape of one's own backyard.

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    Moab area acts to regain control of public lands

    Changes in management of Moab-area public lands, including new visitor fees, may help protect an over-used landscape.

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    Ranchers charge tourists for a dose of reality

    "Recreational ranchers" earn extra money from tourists who pay for a chance to work as cowboys.

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    Seeking power, a few ski workers go union

    In a few resorts, beleagured ski workers are turning to unions for help.

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    He came to ski and stayed to help

    J. Francis Stafford, the Archbishop of Denver, makes socioeconomic justice and worker's problems in ski country a priority.

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    It always comes down to finding a place tolive

    Creating low-cost housing in ski country involves overcoming a variety of hurdles.

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    Pedro Lopez, entrepreneur

    Pedro Lopez and other workers who live in trailers near the Beaver Creek resort will have to move because the industry is buying the trailer park's land.

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    Ski bums wrapped in concrete

    Ski workers Jeremy Bernier and Jim Noland sleep in a van in the maintenance room of a parking garage because they can't afford housing in Vail.

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    The Leadville-Indy 500

    Single mother Alma Perez has to start her day at 5:30 am to commute from Leadville to her ski industry job in Vail.

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    Working 24 hours straight

    Former ski bum Greg Smith now juggles three jobs to make ends meet.

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