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High Stakes For Would-Be Weed Farmers in Ouray County

By Samantha Tisdel Wright
In contrast to Adams County in the Denver Metro area, where more than 1,600 people applied to a lottery system which last week granted a total of just 10 applications for marijuana testing, manufacturing, growing, and retail sales, there has not turned out to be much competition – so far – for the available slots in Ouray County.

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Finding Humility: A First Step in Avalanche Education

By Allison Perry
As I came to realize throughout that weekend I spent learning how to speak the language of avalanche, snow pack, depth hoar, surface hoar, leeward slopes, wind loading, and terrain management, the more intangible lessons our instructors imparted upon us were by far and away the most important.

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The Crossroads of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

By Allison Perry
Mental health professionals in the area believe challenges can only be conquered with a bigger emphasis on making resources more available, increasing awareness, expanding treatment options, and focusing on prevention education – especially for teens and children.

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Will Agriculture Be the ‘Sacrificial Lamb’ of Water Plan?

By Gus Jarvis
With most of the state’s future growth and development projected to take place on the Front Range, how can the Western Slope’s four basin roundtables (of the state’s nine total) come together with common goals and needs to be a unified voice in the face of water uncertainty in the future?