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Short-term vacation rentals surging in Colorado mountain towns

Jennifer Dahir-Kanehl works 50 hours a week at a Breckenridge restaurant to pay her mortgage. This past winter she and her boyfriend eschewed a roommate, opting instead to rent a spare space through Airbnb, joining the ever-swelling tide of high country homeowners hosting short-term guests.

At the restaurant and at the hotel where her boyfriend works, it’s a struggle to keep employees who can’t find a place to live. Dahir-Kanehl knows she could rent her spare bedroom, with its separate entrance and private bathroom, to a local worker.

Fatal home explosion reignites debate over drilling setbacks, but with a twist

For years, Colorado environmental and public safety activists have warned of the perils of permitting oil and gas extraction near homes, pressing for bigger buffers and greater caution.

Colorado-led “American Ninja Warrior” phenomenon leaps into Magness Arena this weekend

When Brandi Lebsack and her 11-year-old son, Kaden, first dived into “American Ninja Warrior”-style training last year, they made the 120-mile round trip from their home in Castle Rock to a gym in Longmont twice a week so he could run an obstacle course inspired by the famously punishing TV series.


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