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Ski Resort Expansion

Slump Mutes Call of the Wild As Joblessness Dims Conservationist Ardor, Ski Trails Loom for Colorado Mountain

The promise of new jobs amid a recession is weakening the resolve of some rural residents to keep wildlands from development. That dynamic is evident around this historic mining town of about 1,650, which had long opposed a ski-resort expansion from nearby Mt. Crested Butte to the neighboring national-forest lands...

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