Telluride

Bente Birkeland/ Capitol Coverage

Coal mining has been a mainstay in many parts of western Colorado. But the jobs are going away. The recent closure of a mine – and a soon to be closed power plant in Montrose County – could cut tax revenue as much as 70 percent. Both local and state groups are laboring to find a replacement economy in a region that’s not used to rapid change.

Mountain Collective adds new ski resorts

Aug 9, 2016
Telluride Ski Resort

Mountain Collective passholders can now add Telluride and Revelstoke to their ski vacation plans this year. 

The additions now make the Mountain Collective pass valid at 14 different resorts, including Aspen Snowmass, resorts in Wyoming, California, Utah and formerly, Whistler Blackcomb. The Canadian resort was purchased earlier this week by Vail Resorts for more than a billion dollars. 

Wide gaps in health throughout the state

Feb 25, 2016

  Colorado residents have vastly different health outcomes based in part on where they live in the state. Rocky Mountain PBS News analyzed health data to rank each of the state’s 64 counties based on a variety of health indicators from obesity to smoking. Bente Birkeland sat down with data reporter Burt Hubbard to learn more about the trends and growing health disparities.