Eric Larsen spent 53 days skiing and swimming to the North Pole in 2014, an expedition many suspect will be the last human-powered mission to reach the top of the world as a warming climate melts the ice cap, making it impossible to traverse. (Eric Larsen, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Crested Butte adventurer is skiing to the South Pole like ice is an endangered species

Eric Larsen could break the speed record for 700-plus mile journey, but he hopes the adventure will amplify discussion of climate change, melting polar ice caps

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold

Ruthe Farmer, of Lafayette, has gathered teachers, technologists and developers to build a virtual timeline of computer science

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Illegal voting conviction in small Colorado town that prompted call for federal investigation is overturned

Marie Rossmiller was convicted last year of voting in the wrong precinct of tiny Pitkin. In May, a judge ruled that the case had been improperly handled by a lower court.