What if school was a place where students could discover, go outside frequently and, most importantly, help make the teaching decisions?
"We still remain behind typical conditions for this time of year in terms of open terrain and base depth," said Vail CEO Rob Katz.
Some nonprofit agencies, like Community Options in Montrose, are in a bind. Paying their workers more is straining their budget.
The Mesa Land Trust and the Black Canyon Regional Land Trust have teamed up to do more to protect the Western Slope's scenery, from recreational hotspots to peach country.
Telluride High School was closed Monday as various law enforcement agencies searched the building.
State regulators have relaxed testing requirements for drilling near Project Rulison, the site of an underground nuclear bomb explosion in 1969.
Even with advances and efficiencies, not every energy company can make it work in Western Colorado — the costs are just too high.
The proposed natural gas export terminal brings hope to West Slope leaders but concerns about eminent domain and economic viability have slowed the project.
The school district’s per pupil funding, at $7,500, is among the state’s lowest, ranked 171 of 178 districts. The average age of a school is 44 years.