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Ski. Shovel. Repeat. Just another day in Crested Butte’s snow of a lifetime.

CRESTED BUTTE — An epic storm cycle has made Crested Butte the snowiest spot in Colorado — more than 90 inches of new snow fell over 10 days.

Denver Post journalists Jason Blevins and Helen H. Richardson take us into the deep powder and show the scene in Crested Butte, where so many have said it’s like nothing they’ve ever seen before.


Scraping shovels. Beeping backhoes. Bomb blasts.

The Crested Butte powder-day alarm clock.

Brother’s death leads Colorado software engineer to connect victims of opioid abuse through maps

After his little brother died of Oxycontin abuse, Jeremiah Lindemann tried volunteering in a rehab center for people addicted to opioids.

He felt awkward, unhelpful and sad, so he stopped. Years would pass before Lindemann, a mapping software engineer from Thornton, found a way to honor his brother and, at the same time, help other families grieving loved ones who overdosed on opioids.

Colorado jail deaths steadily increased, more than doubled from 2011 to June of 2015

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Jan. 17 (two days after publication) when the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office finally responded to The Denver Post with information about its in-custody deaths.  

The number of people who died in Colorado’s jails more than doubled in four years, following a national trend of a rising death toll among inmates in city and county jails across the country.


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