Peter Thomas, of Golden, rides his mountain bike at the Lunch Loops recreation area near Grand Junction, on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019. (Barton Glasser, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Electric-powered bikes are now allowed on BLM and National Park trails — and not everyone is happy about it

The new rule issued by Interior Secretary aims to ease management and clarify conflicting rules by allowing e-bikes access to all bike trails. But trailbuilding and wilderness groups lament the lack of public involvement in the decision.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published
Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

George Gore’s bloody legacy could soon be erased from Colorado’s mountains, replaced with a nod to the Utes

A Summit County resolution would rename the Gore Range, which spans four Colorado counties, the Nuchu Range, the pick of Ute tribal leaders

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John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race

The former Democratic governor is viewed skeptically by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry as his position on hydraulic fracturing evolves

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Trinidad’s Temple Aaron seemed destined to die. But the 131-year-old Jewish synagogue’s fate was never sealed.

A group of strangers, unwilling to let Temple Aaron fade away, stepped in to help keep the synagogue’s doors open. This weekend, when Rosh Hashanah begins, a few dozen Jews will pray there in person -- just as they have been doing for more than a century.