Kiana Garcia rides out the dirt waves on the warm up course in late July. She is preparing for the upcoming race season when school starts again. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado mountain biking program teaches girls to conquer trails, with an eye toward helping in other parts of life

The Cycle Effect brings the recreation and competition of affluent mountain communities to traditionally underserved residents -- with payoff for perseverance

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Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Ski Cooper’s expanded expert terrain, financial vibrancy reveals model for nonprofit ski area management

Think of Ski Cooper as the craft-beer of Colorado's ski industry, said Dan Torsell, the area's general manager

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The Witches of Manitou Springs: History, hysteria and wand-waving Wiccans behind a stubborn urban myth

Focus on the Family is concerned enough to issue a warning, but it’s tough to actually track down someone practicing magick in the shadow of Pikes Peak

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Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships