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In this May 25, 2020 photo, an American Airlines jet is seen parked on the tarmac at Colorado's Eagle County Airport in Gypsum, Colo., before departing on a 29-mile flight to Aspen, the shortest commercial jet flight in the country. The U.S. Department of Transportation is allowing American to cancel the route, which it was forced to fly to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines (Jason Blevins/The Colorado Sun via AP).

Virus created the country's shortest commercial jet flight

May. 30, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — The rental cars are stacked bumper-to-bumper. Hundreds of them wedged into two parking lots. The rest of the airport lots are deserted. Fewer than two dozen cars are scattered across the sprawling asphalt outside the Eagle County Regional Airport. Inside the recently expanded terminal,...

Signs stand at the lines to the lift at the reopening of Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort, which closed in mid-March to help in the effort to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Keystone, Colo. The ski area is the only one in the state to take advantage of the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions by Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Skiing is back in Colorado for lucky few with reservations

May. 27, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Skiing is back in Colorado after a more than two-month closure caused by the coronavirus, but only a few have been lucky enough to score reservations at the only reopened resort in the state. Arapahoe Basin near the Continental Divide west of Denver opened Wednesday with restrictions and at...

Colorado park to consider vehicle reservations amid pandemic

May. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Park officials in Colorado have announced that bus service to a scenic area in White River National Forest will likely not be operational this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Park supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams made the announcement Thursday, citing plans to find alternative...

Michela Blosfield waves to members of the Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing as the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets fly over UCHealth Memorial North Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, May 6, 2020, to salute local health care workers, first responders and essential workers. (Chancey Bush/The Gazette via AP)

Flyover passes over Colorado hospitals, prison

May. 6, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado got a flyover to salute health care workers and others responding to the coronavirus outbreak and to boost morale. The Colorado Air National Guard launched F-16 Fighting Falcons from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon. Their first destination was the Sterling...

Scenic roads in Colorado remain closed amid coronavirus

May. 6, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced the highway over Independence Pass near Aspen will remain closed until at least June 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the road to the top of Mount Evans west of Denver won't open until at least the beginning of July. Highway 82...

Elizabeth Villwock, manager of The Emporium market, surveys items for sale on the porch of her business after reopening to offer curbside pickup following the expiration of a statewide stay-at-home order while still dealing with the dangers of the new coronavirus Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Castle Rock, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Aspen joins several Colorado communities requiring masks

Apr. 28, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Aspen has joined a few other Colorado communities in mandating that people wear masks in public. On Monday, the Aspen City Council approved a public health order that requires face coverings inside businesses open to the public as well as outdoors whenever people cannot stay at least six feet...

Locally built internet provider improves Colorado service

Apr. 19, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned on a new broadband system. But this wasn’t built by a typical telecom. It took a band of local governments and partners from 14 rural communities to stitch together the 481-mile network,...

Colorado issues warning about bears waking from hibernation

Apr. 13, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife department issued a call to avoid situations that attract bears and allow access to food as the animals wake from hibernation. The department reminded residents and visitors in the state's mountain areas to keep food out of cars and lock ground-floor...