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History Recreation

Abandoned

During the peak of Colorado’s ski area operation, there were up to 200 different ski areas in operation.  Today, there are about 30. Why did some survive and others shut down?  What happens to a ski area when the lifts stop turning? A new documentary called “Abandoned” examines these questions…

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Weather/Climate

I hate La Nina

Last Sunday, I got really excited.  Really excited.  After waiting all winter for a decent snow storm, it seemed we would finally get our spring upslope snowstorm.  Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, wrote of the models that forecast storms, predicting 1-2 feet of new snow, favoring the east side of the…

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Waiting for a Pattern Change

Ugh.  You know things are bad when there is a fire ban in place on Halloween.  You know it’s really bad when people are walking around in shorts and flip flops, and November begins twenty-four hours from now.  October has come and gone with one day of seasonably cold weather…

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Surprise snow storm

You know it’s bad, when the snowplow that is expected to keep our local roads cleared of snow ends up upside down in Boulder Creek.  That’s what happened this morning around Nederland and Boulder, when a surprise snowstorm dumped almost a foot of snow in the area.  Boulder Canyon shut…

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