Pitkin County's commissioners on Wednesday approved further study of a section of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail through the Crystal River Valley. One possible alignment of the trail could follow Colorado Highway 133 as it parallels the Crystal River. (Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism)

Pitkin County approves segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail with promise of decades more scrutiny

“This is a really long process ... but this is just the beginning," said Gary Tennenbaum, the head of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

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It took an act of Congress to get two Colorado peaks named for renowned alpinist couple who died while climbing in Tibet

A years-long effort to name Fowler and Boskoff peaks succeeded where many others failed. Here’s the story of the energy behind the effort.

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What Denver International Airport looked and felt like Friday on its busiest day ever

The Colorado Sun spent 9 hours at DIA talking to airport employees and passengers -- and going behind the scenes -- to figure out what the droves meant