Aspen Skiing Co. engages activism beyond outdoor issues

In this March 4, 2018 photo, Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan poses at Aspen Highlands in Aspen, Colo. Kaplan and his company have come a long way in their activism, stepping, purposefully, into the spotlight on testy issues and becoming arguably the most politically active of Colorado's large outdoor industry businesses. The resort now champions some of the nation's most divisive topics, from immigration to climate change and LGBTQ rights. (Jesse Paul/The Denver Post via AP)

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — One of the first times that Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan got a full understanding of the political power of his position overseeing the sprawling, ritzy resort came in 2006.

Colorado elk bugling family’s prowess turning heads

In this Wednesday, March 28, 2018, photograph, Tom Diesing works to build a reed used in his elk calls at his Loveland, Colo. Diesing manufactures calls for his company, Mile High Note Game Calls. (Austin Humphreys/Colordoan via AP)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — One can only imagine the confusion the calling causes Tom Diesing’s neighbors and the elk that occasionally wander into his west Loveland neighborhood.

New bathing methods open to all babies at WY hospital

This photo taken April 10, 2018, shows Ashleigh Tieszen watching as her newborn daughter Adaline is given her first bath by Kylee Gledson, a CNA at Wyoming Medical Center, and Tieszen's other daughter, Aubrey, 3, in Casper, Wyoming. The hospital recently started offering new swaddle bathing and delayed bathing routines for newborns. (Josh Galemore, Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Ashleigh Tieszen smiled at her newborn daughter in the small tub at the foot of her hospital bed. Her 3-year-old, Aubrey, helped rinse her baby sister.

GOP candidates clash in state treasurer debate

From left, Julie Ellsworth, Vicky McIntyre, and Tom Kealey debate during the “Idaho Debates” between the GOP candidates for state treasurer, on Idaho Public TV on Thursday. Aaron Kunz / Idaho Public Television

Three Republican candidates vying to become the state’s next treasurer traded barbs and defended their backgrounds Thursday during their first and only televised debate.

Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is buying ads on Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned television stations that blast Sinclair for forcing reporters to read conservative-leaning corporate statements on air. John Heenan's ad will air starting Monday on stations in Missoula, Bozeman and Butte. (AP Photo/ Steve Ruark, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group’s own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation’s statements on air.

Romney seeks Utah GOP nomination at convention

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, poses for a photo as he greets students at Utah Valley University, in Orem, Utah. Romney is gearing up for arguably the biggest challenge of his Senate campaign: A Utah Republican party convention where he'll have to face down nearly a dozen contenders in front of a far-right-leaning audience. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he’s still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat.

For Oregon woman, welding both work and play

In this March 22, 2018 photo, welder Morgan Bledsoe uses a grinder to cut down metal pieces to size at the TEKFAB facility in Albany, Ore. (Amanda Loman/Albany Democrat-Herald via AP)

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — When Morgan Bledsoe’s car broke down, the single mother of three decided she wanted to take a diesel technology course at Linn-Benton Community College to learn how to take care of such problems.

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