Climbing legend Malcolm Daly, right, helps Neptune Mountaineering customer Vicki Karn as she tests gear on the try-before-you-buy wall installed when the Boulder shop was overhauled by new owners. (Brian Metzler, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Neptune Mountaineering hit rock bottom. But new owners remade the Boulder shop as an outdoor adventure hub.

It's got a cafe and a try-before-you-buy wall. But owners see magic in innovation and in August will begin to showcase new gear from crowd-funded startups

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EPA settles lawsuit with Utah over Gold King Mine spill

Utah’s lawsuit was one of several legal claims filed over the incident, but no other settlements have been reached, the EPA said Wednesday

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These Colorado school districts are welcoming students back for in-person learning this fall. Here’s why they feel it’s safe.

District leaders are weighing health risks against students’ learning and mental health needs. Some will open school buildings in a few weeks.

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Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

A lawsuit and a group of hikers, climbers and paddlers are pressuring Colorado Parks and Wildlife to adjust the new rule, which applies to people who aren’t hunting and fishing.