Veteran mountain guide Angela Hawse's Chicks Climbing and Skiing outfitter in Ridgway turns 20 next year. (Photo courtesy Angela Hawse)

Angela Hawse takes helm of American Mountain Guides Association board as group leans on women to foster change in guiding culture

“We are at the forefront and it’s a really exciting time for us to rattle some cages and bring more awareness to issues,” she says.

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More electric vehicles will likely be available in Colorado after a new executive order from Gov. Polis

The move puts Colorado on a path be aligned with California’s zero-emission vehicles standards. The auto industry immediately pushed back

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done

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Cripple Creek is poised for a casino building boom, but some worry that the town’s history will be sacrificed

The seemingly sudden burst of casino company plans to add about 500 new hotel rooms, spas and upscale restaurants to Cripple Creek has people talking about the town’s potential