Broken, but Alive: A half-dozen people have lost their lives in Colorado avalanches this year, and Aspen skier Nick DeVore could have been one of them. Instead, the renowned telemark skier suffered a broken femur Thursday when he was caught up in a backcountry slide near Aspen (Aspen Times).

Glowing Under: Japan’s misfortune is likely to thank for the defeat of a proposed nuclear plant in Pueblo, says state Representative Wes McKinley, who attended an anti-nuke rally on the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl this week at the state Capitol (Chieftain and Latest Word). The Japanese disaster is also being cited as a reason Powertech Uranium Corp. has, at least for the time being, halted its efforts to mine just outside Fort Collins (Greeley Tribune and Coloradoan).

Libyan Anxiety: There are roughly 2,500 Libyan college students in the U.S. and about 400 in Colorado. Along with being worried about their families amid the ongoing violence in their home country, now they’ve been told their school funding may be cut off (CBS4).

#Losing? Charlie Sheen blasted into Denver yesterday for the latest stop on his “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour (Denver Post), saying he was happy not to be in Aspen this time (9News). The sentiment is probably mutual in Aspen, although the city’s housing market is suffering from fewer “super-rich” part-time residents (Associated Press).

The Wrong Side of History: The Colorado Rapids’ Brian Mullan, a Regis Jesuit High School alum and 11-year professional soccer veteran, has been suspended for 10 games after breaking the leg of an opponent during a match last Friday, the longest suspension for an on-the-ball tackle in Major League Soccer history (Post).

Vanessa Martinez co-authored this post.