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Coloradans’ increased use of public lands during coronavirus is taking its toll

Seth Boster, The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS — Scott Fitzwilliams was supposed to be off work. But as supervisor of America’s most trafficked national forest,“ you’re never off work,” he says. So there he was Fourth of July weekend, supposed to be enjoying the serenity he had always known at a lake within White River National […]

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“A feeling of empowerment and freedom”: It’s become common for women to accompany a hiking tale with a shirtless photo

By Amanda Hancock, The Gazette COLORADO SPRINGS — Lauren Robison had been waiting for the right moment. In awe of the views near the end of a hike through Black Canyon in Gunnison, she thought, “Yup, this is the one.” It helped, too, that no one else was around. Robison planted her feet among some […]