Morning Headlines: Closing Weekend at Eldora and Aspen/Snowmass, a Call for the End of LoHi and RiNo, the Return of Alfalfa's, and More

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April 8 2011, 9:10 AM

Snow Schemes: Recreational snowmobiling isn't the safest pursuit in the world, but it becomes a lot dicier when booby traps are involved (Vail Daily). A safer bet might be tubing, and two hills are "warring" for your patronage (9News).

Anchors Away: With word still out on H&M's plans for Denver, another space is opening up at the Denver Pavilions. One of the downtown mall's original anchors, Niketown, will close its doors for good in May (Inside Real Estate News). Meanwhile, in Boulder a shuttered natural foods grocer, Alfalfa's, is coming back to life (Camera).

TwoSyll Sendup: DenverUrbanism blogger Dan Malouff has had it with two-syllable abbreviated names for the city's 'hoods, and the site's founder, Ken Schroeppel, agrees. They're lookin' at you, LoHi and RiNo.

Demand and Supply: A few of Colorado's most notable brewers are cutting back on their distribution territory in order to focus on better serving their highest selling states (Westword). Among them is Denver's Great Divide, which is hosting a release party tonight (Westword). Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but a limited amount will be available at the door.

Season's End: It's been a long, snowy ski season for Aspen and Snowmass, but this weekend marks the resorts' official close for 2010-11 (Aspen Times). The same goes for Eldora (Daily Camera), and all three mountains are signing off with festivities.