Colorado Springs local Brad Saren has been climbing in Garden of the Gods since 1994. While he says most of his community service is centered around anchor and hardware replacement, he’ll still pitch in on a trail day. His daughter Ava watches him work. (Joe Purtell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

As climbing skyrockets, so has its environmental impact. “We really have to step up.”

Climbing coalitions have popped up around the U.S. and are working to manage the impact on trails while lobbying local and national governments to keep public lands accessible

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John Hickenlooper violated Colorado’s gift ban, independent ethics commission rules

The commission is still deliberating five other complaints about flights on private planes and his attendance at an exclusive conference in Italy

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CEO of Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride among those indicted for chicken price fixing

The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017

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After 12-day reopening, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to close on Sunday due to lack of snow

A-Basin Chief Operating Officer Alan Henceroth said the mountain will close Sunday less than two weeks after reopening May 27