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Jason Blevins
Position: The Colorado Sun

Ron LeMaster, beloved ski coach, killed in collision at Eldora Mountain Resort

72-year-old was skiing Tuesday when he collided with a snowboarder

Coloradans typically reject tax increases, but there’s an exception

Open space advocates hope recent support for outdoor spaces is not a pandemic blip

Snow may not be piling up at Colorado ski resorts this season, but anxiety sure is

Coronavirus is still a worry, but now ski hill operators must wrestle with too few workers and not enough places to house the ones they’ve hired

Feds say COVID cost the outdoor recreation industry $156 billion in 2020. But did it really?

Annual analysis shows a 19.5% decline, but that includes losses outside the industry

Colorado’s 2020-21 avalanche season was tied for deadliest. It’s helping forecasters hone warnings.

Slides killed 37 backcountry travelers last winter in U.S., including 12 in Colorado

Colorado governor urges board to reconsider naming mountain ‘Mestaa’ėhehe’

Gov. Jared Polis said ‘dots and dashes’ made it hard to pronounce

Colorado ski resorts are in an uphill battle for workers amid the historic labor shortage

‘Help wanted’ ads outnumber ‘for rent’ listings in communities enduring housing, worker shortages

Colorado ski resort offers a $49+ chance to skip the lift line, triggering a skier backlash

U.S. senator calls on Powdr to kill the program

Monarch Pass could serve as a new model for wildfire mitigation in treacherous areas

About 90% of the tall spruce on Monarch Pass have been killed by beetles. If a fire were to spark there, the repercussions would be devastating

When people die in Colorado’s outdoors, sometimes friends are the ones to find them

Groups of skilled friends have found their fallen comrades in the backcountry

Should river towns be forced to build costly parks to get recreational water rights?

Nonprofit argues communities should be able to protect rapids without building features

How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado

Mount Lindsey in the San Luis Valley is the latest fourteener to shut down in the wake of a court decision that made the Air Force liable for injuries to a cyclist