Jason Blevins

Position: The Colorado Sun

Owner of Los Angeles Dodgers is buying up Crested Butte’s downtown buildings

Billionaire investor Mark Walter, the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is staking a claim in Gunnison County. A lot of claims, actually. The Chicago financier this year has quietly acquired six...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado mountain towns rebound – and then some – from coronavirus

John Norton, Gunnison County’s tourism czar, was talking to his board last April. The ski resort had closed abruptly. Lodging and restaurants were closed. Visitors were being told to leave. The...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal judge ends Colorado’s plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal dollars cannot be used to fund a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions in the Upper Arkansas River Valley as part of...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police on skis lend friendly mitten at 2 Colorado resorts

For 16 years, the Mountain Patrol has put skiing law enforcement officers on the slopes of Vail and Beaver Creek

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Crested Butte ending free-for-all camping, designating sites

Dave Ochs spent some long days last summer working on a new bike trail up the Slate River above Crested Butte. The executive director of the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association was driving...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor recreation leaders ask Congress to loosen rules restricting fund dollars

The pandemic has pushed an unprecedented number of Americans outdoors. It’s also crushed state and local budgets that are struggling to match federal dollars used to support public lands and parks....

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police on skis help keep the peace, but they’re more likely to lend a friendly mitten

VAIL – Detective Greg Schwartz spied a couple in need and skied up to them in front of the bright yellow “Slow Skiing” sign on Vail’s Northwoods run. “Can I take it for you?” he asked, reaching...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial declared in case against snowboarders who triggered avalanche

Summit County Judge Ed Casias sent out 40 summonses to local residents for Thursday’s docket. Only a fraction showed up – not enough to help decide one of the more interesting high-country cases in...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Tumbling rock destroys bridge to Ouray Ice Park, pipeline to power plant

Workers arriving early at the Ouray Ice Park on Tuesday found a disaster. A boulder the size of a pool table had sheared off the canyon wall and destroyed the metal walkway accessing the park’s...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Avalanche center boss will testify in case against Summit County snowboarders

A Summit County judge has rejected the Colorado Attorney General’s argument that forcing the boss of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to testify in a rare criminal case could have a...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stress threatens Colorado search and rescue teams

As 17 men and women bored into the cement-like snow, even using chainsaws to grind into the ice, an avalanche released behind them, burying their exit road. “That really showed us how reactive the...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vail Resorts thrills investors with low coronavirus losses

Not as bad as expected. That was the theme Thursday as Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz told investors about declines in revenue, income and visits so far in the 2020-21 ski season. Vail Resorts reported...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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