Thumbin' It

  • Purgatory offering free season passes to first year college students in an effort to attract more students to town
  • Gov. Jared Polis championing education in his first few days, with proposals to freeze in-state tuition at FLC and fund all-day kindergarten, which would save districts millions of dollars
  • A robust holiday shopping season helping to lessen the sting of this summer's fires for local businesses, with the City's November sales tax up 7.9 percent over last year and 1.9 percent year to date
  • Apathy on the part of residents when it comes to keeping bears out of trash (and alive), with a recent survey finding that many folks don't even lock their bear-resistant cans
  • Signs of accelerating climate change, with U.S. CO2 emissions shooting up in 2018, the largest increase in eight years, and the U.N. finding that oceans are warming 40 percent faster than they were five years ago
  • The continuing epidemic of depression among area youth, with one-third of area teens saying they experienced prolonged feelings of sadness and hopelessness in a 2017 survey