Jason Blevins

Position: The Colorado Sun

Colorado sues BLM over Western Slope management plan

Gov. Jared Polis didn’t like the Bureau of Land Management’s long-range management plan for the Uncompahgre Plateau, saying the expansion of oil drilling in the region did not jibe with state laws...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What impact are ski areas having on coronavirus spread?

Colorado’s resort communities are teetering on the edge of increased restrictions as a potential surge in COVID-19 cases from the busy holidays looms. But public health officials in eight...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado appeals court upholds waivers, protecting ski areas

A Colorado Court of Appeals panel last week delivered the first state appellate decision affirming the use of waivers to protect ski resorts from lawsuits filed by injured skiers. Charlotte...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrongful death lawsuit targets Silverton Avalanche School

The family of a Longmont man killed in an avalanche safety class near Silverton is suing the guide, school and local rescue group as well as the maker of an avalanche airbag and its private equity...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus drives blistering sales of Colorado mountain homes

Prices are at record highs. Supplies of mountain homes for sale have never been lower. Across Colorado’s high country, resort community real estate sales have set records since July. Through...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to ramp up messaging after avalanches kill three skiers in two days

Ethan Greene’s team at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center on Friday capped a week of warnings detailing an increasingly touchy snowpack with three dire social media blasts pointing to...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Up to 55 injured skiers and snowboarders arrive at Colorado ERs each day

Chris Arnis was with his crew, carving spring snow on his home hill. It was a good Sunday for the lifelong skier. It was a little shy of 4 p.m., March 15, 2015, when it happened. Arnis, a ski coach...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Vail Resorts losses continue as pandemic impacts stretch into ski season

Vail Resorts, the largest ski area operator in North America, reported continuing and growing losses as the pandemic threatens travel and haunts the coming ski season. The company reported a 50%...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eager crowds help Colorado ski resorts prepare for holiday crunch

Winter Park delayed its opening a couple weeks to early December and the pent-up demand almost overwhelmed the Grand County resort on its first Saturday. Lines were long on Dec. 5 and, as skiers...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado’s tourism ad dollars serve a new purpose: avalanche education

In a normal year, late fall features Colorado ads enticing would-be vacationers from New York, Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix with images of powdery playgrounds. But in this anything-but-normal year,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Intentional discharge’ leads to rare criminal charges in Colorado death of hunter

Harry Watkins and Simon Howell had hunted together for several years in densely timbered, steep terrain outside Kremmling. Watkins, a 52-year-old from Pennsylvania, and Howell, a 26-year-old from...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Coronavirus-wary Colorado skiers are willing to sit out a season

Since 2006, Magellan Strategies has polled voters, helping to measure Colorado’s political winds. Last month they turned their analysis to skiers, asking a mountain of questions about the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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