Articles By Joe Purtell
Whenever crews move dirt in the Garden of the Gods, an archaeologist helps link the present to the past
Colorado Springs reaches out to Native American tribes to give them a voice in preserving artifacts and their cultural heritage
The average American farmer is 58 years old. Many inherited their generations-old operations from parents and grandparents, but now find they don't have anyone who wants to take over.
Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence
Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche cycles
Project to make depleted open space owned by the city healthy again could be a blueprint for carbon capture and land management
American Alpine Club library's archive of images by early mountaineers holds clues for researchers documenting the retreat of glaciers worldwide
Lutes and language: How Colorado’s Tibetan families fight to retain their culture from half a world away
Families from across the state, some generations removed from exile, converge every Sunday in Boulder to share Tibetan traditions. Some drive hours to preserve their past.
The backcountry resort business plan aims to “revolutionize the culture of skiing here in Colorado by giving people more options"
When people die in the outdoors, help for their loved ones is scarce. The climbing community aims to change that.
With climbing comes death. And survivors guilt. Now it’s time to talk about it.
Climbing coalitions have popped up around the U.S. and are working to manage the impact on trails while lobbying local and national governments to keep public lands accessible