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Gay rodeo is branching out to women, straight competitors while staying true to its inclusive roots

Gay rodeo started as a safe-haven sport for gay cowboys, but it’s evolved to include straight competitors and families

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A fungus threatens survival of the only toads that live high in the Rocky Mountains

Biologists devised a treatment they hope will save the boreal toad, but first they must catch the tiny creatures to determine if their plan will work

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MAP: At least 16 people have died on Colorado’s rivers and reservoirs this year amid fierce runoff

The Arkansas River has been the deadliest stretch of water in the state so far, with three deaths. Three more people are missing after accidents on rivers.

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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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Technicolor explosion of wildflowers springs from epic snowpack in Colorado’s high country

We have some ideas where to find the humdinger of a flower show, from the Eastern Plains on west. But please don't call it a "super bloom. "

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Campers now want more than just a tent. One Colorado campground is leaning into those changing tastes — and shorter attention spans.

Corporate campgrounds such as Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts and its much larger competitor -- Kampgrounds of America -- have learned that today’s campers need more than stargazing to keep them interested

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Colorado water cops will be on the lookout for drunken boaters over Fourth of July weekend

Sun exposure, dehydration, “vacation brain” can turn a couple of drinks into a costly BUI, Colorado park rangers warn

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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