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Colorado-based Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown; Rocky Mountain National Park impacted

Rocky Mountain National Park's gates were open, but staffing was cut back and roads were not being cleared of new snow

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A Colorado photographer thought he was alone in the Wyoming mountains. Then he heard a rescue helicopter.

Dean Krakel accidentally triggered a tricky search and rescue operation while sleeping in his tent -- something that can happen with satellite messengers

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Battle over Carbondale to Crested Butte trail begins and ends at the top of McClure Pass. Economics are why.

Cyclists on the Gunnison County side of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail welcome the pathway, but don’t expect a connection to neighbors over the mountains

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Pitkin County approves segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail with promise of decades more scrutiny

“This is a really long process ... but this is just the beginning," said Gary Tennenbaum, the head of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

The 38-year war over access to a San Luis Valley ranch, called Cielo Vista, could be nearing its end

“This is a unique opportunity in time to begin a new direction,” said William Harrison, the owner of Cielo Vista Ranch says, promising to work with locals to better define their historic right to access his land

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Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail stirs passions as final vote looms

The “high-priority” 83-mile trail will encounter highways, rivers and neighbors concerned about limiting the impact on wildlife and the environment as the state pursues a more expansive trail connection

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A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

"We are seeing a success story. But the source of that success is very complicated," said Ethan Greene, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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Hidden in the Colorado avalanche deaths downturn is a growing trend of avoidable accidents

"My challenge to avalanche educators right now is to develop a way to better instruct people on not just when to turn around, but how to turn around," said Dale Atkins, an avalanche educator.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver passed over, Salt Lake City gets the go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

"We proposed hosting the Games in a new and innovative way, the Colorado Way, but we recognize that now may not be the right time for such a model," said Rob Cohen, who was in charge of Colorado's Olympics exploratory committee