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2 years 2 months ago

Ski season slow but optimistic

If you're looking for a weekend getaway, ski resorts would love to have your business! We visited Monarch Mountain to find out about the season so far. "Season pass to monarch, this is definitely my favorite mountain in the state of Colorado," said Xandy Bustamante, a skier and snow...

3 years 2 weeks ago

Monarch butterflies drop 28 percent in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - A report says the number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 28.1 percent this year. The report released Thursday and carried out by the World Wildlife Fund, private donors and Mexico's National Commission on Protected Areas says the Monarchs covered 7.14 acres (2.89 hectares) of...

3 years 1 month ago

Snow has skiers and businesses anxious

Colorado's recent snow has caused headaches for some; blocking off roads and shutting down schools. However, skiers and snowboarders aren't too upset; it's the snow they've been waiting for. The stores that keep them stocked up are happy to see it too. "Definitely a big sigh of relief,"...

4 years 4 months ago

Monarch, Durango now open!

DENVER (AP) - Two more Colorado ski resorts are opening for the season. Durango Mountain Resort and Monarch Mountain were set to welcome skiers and snowboarders on Friday. That will bring the total number of resorts open for the season to 15. Resorts have benefited from some early season storms....

4 years 11 months ago

Monarch expects record ski season

Ski season isn't over yet, but there are hints that smaller Colorado ski areas closer to cities had more to cheer this season than destination resorts. Among resorts that have already closed, Sunlight says it expects a 10 percent increase in skier days from last year. Eldora also projected...

4 years 11 months ago

Monarch Mountain on pace for record season

Monarch Mountain expects to end its ski season Sunday with a record for skier visits. Spokesman Eric Ramsey said Friday that the resort should finish with around 183,000 skier visits, which would top the high of 176,000 from two seasons ago. Eldora Mountain Resort also ends the season Sunday and...

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