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Hello, dear readers. I’d say “good morning,” but it’s hard to feel too good waking up on a Monday when hopes for the statewide playoffs are gone until next season (barring some sort of ‘Angels in the Outfield’ situation with the Rockies).

So to ease the pain of having to watch Av and Nugget free playoffs, we’ve got a whole weekend’s worth of news to catch up on, so let’s dive in, shall we?

P.S — There’s not much time left to nominate local small businesses as Colorado’s Best! Click here and choose your region to ensure your favorite stores get the recognition they deserve.

Eldora ski patrollers practice a sled rescue at Eldora Mountain Resort. (Nick Lansing, special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado ski resorts do not release cumulative details or reports on resort deaths. Therefore Jason Blevins examines 16 provincial coroners at the end of each season to compile statistics that would otherwise be unseen.


Colorado Springs is one of the metropolitan areas with the most real estate agents in the country and all that Tamara Chuang According to reports, this means that the effects of the housing market are being felt even more sharply.


Players from California demonstrate the pelota game at Plaza Urrutia. The pediment, built in Grand Junction by Basque immigrants in the 1970s, was officially named a state historical monument. (Joaquin Garcia, special to The Colorado Sun))*

The nearly half-century-old Plaza Urrutia court – a three-sided concrete court that the Basques call a pediment – ​​has been officially established as a state historic site, far from the brink of demolition. Nancy Lofholm reports.


To say this year’s election is big is an understatement, but as election season heats up, The Sun is laying out plans for how we’ll cover the races and ballot initiatives that impact the entire state. Read more to see how our approach will focus on policy over politics and how readers like you can help guide our reporting.


When the Colorado Mushroom Farm in Alamosa abruptly closed, generations of migrant workers lost a lifeline. In response, farm workers – with the help of local lenders – formed the Sand Dunes Mushroom Cooperative. But as they learn the tricks of the trade, Tracy Ross reports that the entrepreneurs are fighting headwinds in a system that favors wealthy white owners.


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