Articles By Jason Blevins

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A secret freeski race on a remote Colorado snowfield in July? Tell us more — if you can.

Dedicated ski bums have for 54 years, maybe 55, gathered for a secret freeski race on a high-altitude patch of snow. They say it's a miracle change in the Fraser Valley hasn't taken it away.

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This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

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Could a massive southern Colorado ranch become a state park? It’s an idea just “crazy” enough to work.

The City of Trinidad, The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, GOCO and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are fine-tuning a plan to turn the 19,200-acre Crazy French Ranch into a new economic engine.

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“Maybe it was bad luck,” tourist train owner says of massive fire near Durango that led to $25 million lawsuit

Federal prosecutors chase Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chief for damages related to the 53,000-acre 416 Fire. He says he’s been focused on fire prevention since 2002

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Stand-up paddler dies Saturday on Arkansas River, marking Colorado’s eighth water death of the season

Michael James, 40, of Boulder, was last seen in the Buena Vista whitewater park before his body was found downstream

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Paper beer bottles and waterless dye: Here’s how outdoor companies are getting creative to reduce their environmental impact

Gearmakers and retailers large and small are rethinking every aspect of their operation, from water and energy use to packaging and production strategies

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One of Colorado’s first downhill mountain bike trails is closed because of land conflicts

The popular Warren Gulch Trail, in use for 90 years, is being reviewed for a rerouting after clashes on the private property it runs through

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Colorado question pitting ranchers vs. wolf advocates is heading for supermarket parking lots

Supporters will need 124,632 signatures by Dec. 13 to ask voters next year whether the predator should be reintroduced to the Western Slope. They’ll start gathering them this week.

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Will you conserve water, “For the Love of Colorado”?

“No one will ever consider wasting water once this campaign is done,” Denver Metro Chamber president Kelly Brough said of a new campaign to prevent Colorado from becoming high and dry.