Getting two thirteeners in the Wilson Range southwest of Telluride named to honor Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff was a hike. It took eight years and a literal act of Congress. The peaks are the only ones in Colorado known to have been named this way. (Photo provided by Steve Johnson)

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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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