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Our local lodging businesses face more challenges than ever with the rising costs of doing business, stagnant occupancy levels and direct competition with short-term rentals (STR) which do not have

The place that made me

The list reads like a veritable hall of fame: Beck, Parker, Struble, Lowdenslager, Neimi, Edmondson, Adams, Elsnes and Hatcher. What is this list? Is it perhaps the name of the

Working to protect West Slope water users

At the Colorado River District, we are working to ensure that whatever the future holds, there’s water on the West Slope to support our way of life. Whether you grow

Kate Gienapp

Most of us know the motto “reduce, reuse, recycle.” This hierarchy of waste management has been effectively drilled into the minds of most Americans and yet for the most part,

Mike Ritchey

Rumbling along the baby blue highways of this or some other great nation early on a bright Sunday morning accompanied by the stirring gospel sounds of the Blackwood Brothers coming

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Oh, the places we’ve gone. Serving as a small-town journalist is much like the role of a tour guide. For the last 12 years, I’ve proudly worn that badge, taking

Will Shoemaker

Get ready for a dog fight. Or, more accurately, something a little more vicious. Like a wolf fight. Fittingly, this year is shaping up to see Colorado’s voters — pumped

Andrew Sandstrom

In part two of this series we will focus on the Tourism and Prosperity Partnership’s (TAPP) primary and oldest mission — tourism marketing. Like many of us here in the

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I have a confession. I love to read, love the library and have little affinity for electronic gadgets. It all started about a million years ago when I was a