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Colorado plans to abandon its battle against the emerald ash borer

The devastating pests detected in Broomfield and Westminster last month signal it’s time to lift the Boulder County quarantine and start planting a new urban forest

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In a twist, Colorado asks the EPA to lower the state’s air rating from “moderate” to “serious”

The EPA will hold a Friday hearing on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and eight other northern Colorado counties from "moderate" to "serious"

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One-way-only mountain bike trail ups the adrenaline on Clear Creek County’s emerging trail network

The 1.3 mile downhill trail, called The Sluice, is a key feature of the new Floyd Hill Open Space trail system that reaches over the hill into Clear Creek Canyon

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Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

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Not sure which season ski pass to buy? Here are 10 questions to help guide your decision.

Resort operators punish poor planners with staggering walk-up ticket prices. But there’s no reason to get burned in Colorado, ground zero for the ski-pass war.

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He climbed and descended 50,000 vertical feet for 13 days — blind. His dog, Lulu, showed him the way.

Trevor Thomas, the world's only blind, sponsored through-hiker, returned to Colorado with a new dog to take a second run at the daunting Collegiate Loop Trail.

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Colorado liftmaker Leitner-Poma entering boom as ski industry battles heat up and cities seek to innovate

Massive investments in resort infrastructure are one part of the surge, but the Grand Junction-based company also sees a future in solving urban traffic problems with its gondola systems

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60 years ago, the first woman to complete a U.S. marathon ran to the top of Pikes Peak and back down again

Now, hundreds of women gather each year to follow Arlene Pieper Stine's tracks in running’s ultimate challenge, the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

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The Colorado Classic has world-class cyclists, big parties and four days to prove it can survive

“It’s the part we can’t control.” After going all in to create the only Olympic-qualifying race for female cyclists in the Western Hemisphere, organizers are just waiting for the crowds.