Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

The Colorado Sun

Eagle, CO, United States

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  • The Colorado Sun
  • Outside Magazine
  • High Country News
  • The Denver Post
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • SGV Tribune
  • The Cannabist
  • REVERB

Past articles by Jason:

It’s official: Voters decide to reintroduce wolves in Colorado

Proposition 114 passed as a flurry of Front Range-votes widened the initiative’s margin of victory, paving the way for the animals’ return to the Western Slope. → Read More

What the Worst Winter in 60 Years Did to Ski Resorts

Now that resorts are happily closing the book on this dud of a winter, they are bracing for the potential of another flop and wondering if battling the warming climate is as essential to running a ski area as powering chairlifts. → Read More

A hedge-fund owner is ‘murdering The Denver Post’ —

Without jobs, journalists can’t be the watchdogs of democracy. → Read More

Rising revenues at Colorado ski areas result in record rent payments to Washington

Since 2008, the 24 Colorado resorts on federal land have sent increasing rent checks to the nation’s capital. For the 2016-17 season the check was $26.3 million, up from the previous record of $25.6 million for 2015-16. → Read More

Trump’s tariffs could make those hiking boots, ski jackets and backpacks a lot pricier

New tariffs proposed by President Donald Trump could significantly increase the cost of technical outdoor gear, an industry association says, potentially injuring the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy. → Read More

The mountains are starved for snow, but a warm winter is speeding up construction projects in the high country

Residential and commercial construction projects in the high country are pacing ahead of schedule thanks to the mild winter. → Read More

Cordillera residents lose yet another legal challenge to conversion of lodge into high-end drug treatment

In yet another blow to Cordillera community residents fighting the conversion of the former Lodge & Spa at Cordillera into a high-end addiction treatment center, a U.S. District judge has dismissed the homeowners' latest lawsuit against the previous owner of the lodge. → Read More

Fee hike for Colorado hunting, fishing licenses and state parks clears Senate in unanimous vote

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the $8 increase in residential hunting and fishing licenses -- the first since 2005 -- will help offset rising costs and maintenance backlogs on dams. → Read More

Fee hike for Colorado hunting, fishing licenses and state parks clears Senate in unanimous vote

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the $8 increase in residential hunting and fishing licenses -- the first since 2005 -- will help offset rising costs and maintenance backlogs on dams. → Read More

Smaller ski areas join forces in the shadow of Epic-Ikon season pass battle

Smaller, independent resorts are joining together to offer affordable season passes that counter the ski industry's transformative Epic and Ikon passes. → Read More

Smaller, independent ski areas join forces in the shadow of Epic-v-Ikon season pass battle

Smaller, independent resorts are joining together to offer affordable season passes that counter the ski industry's transformative Epic and Ikon passes. → Read More

Someone stole a bright orange Sno-Cat from Minturn. Social media sleuths tracked it down.

When John Brandenburg’s vintage Sno-Cat, called “General Lee,” went missing in Minturn, he turned to social media for help. And boy did Facebook deliver. → Read More

Vail Resorts reports $64.6 million income bump in three months thanks to Trump's tax overhaul

Vail Resorts second-quarter earnings shows Epic Pass sales fueling an increase in resort revenue despite declines in visitation, spending. → Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park will open 2-mile stretch of lakeside trail to mountain bikes

Two miles? That doesn't sound amazing. But getting to pedal is about 18 years in the making. → Read More

Mountain Collective pass adds Montana’s Big Sky, offering 2 days at 16 resorts for $409

Mountain Collective pass adds Big Sky, offering two days at 16 resorts and growing under the shadow of the Ikon versus Epic pass war. → Read More

Colorado pipe sculptors built PyeongChang halfpipe that staged historic contests, harvested six U.S. medals

Copper Mountain pipe builders Mark Pevny, Jake Ingle join Austrian partner Alli Zehetner in building the athlete-heralded PyeongChang Olympic halfpipe where American skiers and snowboarders won six medals. → Read More

Colorado’s Aaron Blunck, Alex Ferreira, Torin Yater-Wallace go 1-2-3 in Olympic halfpipe qualifying contest

Crested Butte's Aaron Blunck, Aspen's Alex Ferreira, Basalt's Torin Yater-Wallace lead qualifying into PyeongChang Olympic halfpipe, fueling hopes for a USA sweep. → Read More

Elizabeth Swaney, an American skiing for Hungary, delivers average-skier perspective to Olympic halfpipe contest

A popular internet meme pines for average people in Olympic contests to provide a point of reference. → Read More

Colorado’s Toby Dawson, Peter Olenick grooming next generation of Korean freestyle skiers

They love their home-country skiers here. Every time a South Korean athlete takes to the snow, the Olympic crowds erupt. → Read More

Montana’s Maggie Voisin just misses podium in the most progressive Olympic slopestyle contest ever

BONGPYEONG, South Korea — Montana’s Maggie Voisin, competing in her second Olympics at age 19, finally landed the run of her life on Saturday, linking three huge 900s in a row on the PyeongChang Ol… → Read More