Luis Benitez speaks at the Pikes Peak Outdoor Alliance's annual State of the Outdoors event in Colorado Springs in 2017. Photo courtesy Luis Benitez.

Luis Benitez leaving outdoor recreation office he built to work for outdoor juggernaut VF Corp

“I have an opportunity here to take the things that we have talked about in the public sector and galvanize and rally the private sector.”

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Idaho Springs voters will decide whether to recall Mayor Michael Hillman after signatures are verified

Recall backers collected about twice the number of signatures required. The recall election will be held in February, March or April

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BLM, citing public ire, demands intensive review of test bores before mine above Glenwood Springs can expand

Colorado River communities and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton want close scrutiny of plan to grow a limestone quarry that many worry could disrupt Glenwood Springs' tourism economy and harm its beloved hot springs