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The plans for a new hotel at the bottom of Aspen Mountain will get their first public review this summer. Developers of the Gorsuch Haus hope to build just over 60,000 square feet and put nearly all of their required affordable housing off site. Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The land use application for the project was deemed complete by the city of Aspen two weeks ago. Jim DeFrancia is one of the developers behind the project. He met with city staff yesterday and was told public hearings will likely begin in July.

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Another controversial development proposal is being considered for the El Jebel area, with Eagle County Commissioners reviewing The Fields proposal on Tuesday night.

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 Three judges from the Colorado Court of Appeals visit Glenwood Springs High School this morning as part of the Colorado Judicial Branch’s Courts in the Community, an outreach program established 30 years ago.

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A man is calling Roaring Fork Valley residents, claiming to be a Pitkin County Sheriff  and then asking for money.

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The nonprofit designation of Aspen Power Plant was questioned by attendees of a community meeting held last week.

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  Buying and using health insurance can be time-consuming and complicated. A statewide nonprofit recently reviewed data on complaints, and found a top issue has to do with which doctors a patient can see.

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  There’s a long-held view in conservation that management to help big game is also good for other wildlife. But that may or may not be the case. The new research could affect what managers are doing to help mule deer near Meeker.

James Hannaham is the author of God Says No and Delicious Foods.

Just three months out from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Republican Party remains very much divided over their candidates for president. Ted Cruz closed Donald Trump's lead Saturday, sweeping all of Colorado's 34 open delegates at the GOP state assembly in Colorado Springs.

Republicans here though are as split as anywhere else in the country over the race.

Colorado is debating whether to form an office of fantasy sports — to regulate and create rules around pay-for-play fantasy leagues. The industry estimates that 800,000 people in the Centennial State are fantasy sports players, and 150,000 pay in the daily sports leagues.

So why does the legislature want make a play here?

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With less than two weeks left in the state’s annual legislative session, lawmakers still have some big items they want to tackle. Bente Birkeland sat down with statehouse reporters as part of our capitol conversation series to discuss the end of the session.

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the city of Longmont's hydraulic fracturing ban and the moratorium in Fort Collins Monday. The state's highest court said that Longmont's ban conflicts with state law and is invalid and unenforceable. The court ruled that state law also preempts the moratorium in Fort Collins.

A Colorado commission studying American Indian representations in public schools released a report that recommends that schools not use American Indian mascots. However, if the schools do choose to do so, they should partner with a tribe to make sure it is done in a respectful way.

Right now, 30 Colorado schools use some type of American Indian mascot or imagery.

Bernie Sanders will be assured the majority of Colorado's delegates at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Hillary Clinton though, still has momentum in the state with the support of super delegates, like Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. The support of party insiders means Clinton will likely have 37 delegates from the state versus Sanders' 41.

Which still makes it an open question for Colorado: If the state is pulling for Bernie Sanders, but the super delegates lean for Clinton, will voters opt to support Clinton if she's the nominee?