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USA Pro Challenge Stage 5  in Breckenridge. (credit: CBS)

USA Pro Challenge Boosts Tourism, Economy In Mountain Towns

The cyclists in the USA Pro Challenge are pedaling across Colorado’s mountain towns this week as they race toward the finish line. But it’s those stops between Aspen where the race kicked off and Denver where it all wraps up that are really making a difference.

08/22/2014

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Several Colorado Towns & Cities Now Have Plastic And Paper Bag Fees

When the Fort Collins City Council approved a plan requiring retailers to charge 5 cents for every disposable bag, it followed several Colorado communities that have enacted similar measures.

08/21/2014

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Top 15 Podium Kisses At The USA Pro Challenge

One of the most fun parts of professional stage races like this week’s USA Pro Challenge for riders has to be after a win when they pose for photos and get a kiss from a pretty lady.

08/20/2014

Kiel Reijnen of the United States riding for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling wins the stage over Alex Howes of the United States riding for Garmin Sharp during stage one of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on Aug. 18, 2014 in Aspen.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kiel Reijnen Of UnitedHealthCare Wins Stage 1 Of USA Pro Challenge

Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling won the first stage of the USA Pro Challenge on Monday, edging Alex Howes of Garmin-Sharp in a two-man sprint across the finish line.

08/19/2014

Tejay van Garderen of the USA riding for Team BMC speaks during the press conference prior to the 2014  USA Pro Challenge at the Hotel Jerome on Aug. 17, 2014 in Aspen.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

USA Pro Challenge Begins With Aspen-Snowmass Race

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is once again starting in Aspen.

08/18/2014

A Dumpster in Aspen where a bear was observed (credit: CBS)

Campsite Closure Near Aspen Latest Of Several Bear-Related Encounters

The closure of 11 campsites near Aspen this weekend due to bears follows a string of bear-related encounters that have worried officials.

08/18/2014

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Bears Force Closure Of 11 Campsites Near Aspen

The U.S. Forest Service has closed 11 backcountry campsites near Aspen because of bears.

08/17/2014

USA's Tejay Van Garderen crosses the finish line at the end of the twentieth stage, a 54 km individual time trial, as part of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 26, 2014 between Bergerac and Perigueux, western France.  AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG        (Photo credit should read ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

Van Garderen On Home Ground At USA Pro Challenge

Three weeks after finishing fifth in the Tour de France for the second time, Tejay van Garderen returns to racing Monday in the weeklong USA Pro Challenge.

08/17/2014

Stage six of the USA Pro Challenge from Golden to Boulder on August 25, 2012 in Boulder County, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Cyclists Gearing Up For USA Pro Challenge

The top cyclists in the world are arriving in Colorado this week to prepare for the USA Pro Challenge.

08/13/2014

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Judge: Aspen’s 20-Cent Paper Bag Charge Is A Fee

Aspen’s 20-cent charge for paper bags at grocery stores is a fee, not a tax, and can remain in place, a state judge ruled Monday.

08/12/2014

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