Top 5 web-only stories this week (April 3, 2015)
1. Watch Brittany Markert’s On The Trail videos online, featuring Three Sisters in Grand Junction, Colo.
2. Learn about how California’s measles outbreak impacts Colorado.
According to Rosanna Turner: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes this increase to more measles cases reported in foreign countries that Americans typically travel to, and small sectors around the country where unvaccinated people have spread measles to others who are also unvaccinated.”
3. Learn about Rifle’s upcoming aerial firefighting center.
“Seen as a needed economic boost as the natural gas industry contracts in the region, the new Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting is envisioned as a way to put Colorado at the cutting edge of fighting wildfires,” reported Will Grandbois. “It was created as part of Senate Bill 14-164, which also authorized the State Fire Division to purchase or contract for aerial firefighting assets.”
4. Learn about how to be a health-conscious carnivore.
According to The Kitchen Diva: “Lately, new proteins are becoming available at the market that are good for us and for the environment. Along with many game meats, bison is becoming available at many local grocery stores.”
5. Learn about Vail Resort’s international acquisition.
“Vail Resorts announced Monday that the company has agreed to acquire its first international mountain resort, Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, for total cash consideration of AU$176.6 million (approximately US$136 million), subject to certain adjustments,” a news release reported.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend, as highway crews break down and remove boulders and patch potholes caused by Tuesday’s rock slide.