Climbing is making its Olympic debut. Here’s what you need to know about the sport and its Colorado athletes.
The disciplines of climbing, what players to watch, how scoring works and more
Wildlife officials ask anglers not to fish the Dolores River for the first time ever as rain fails to dent Western Slope drought
Fish and wildlife leaders say they have their eye on potential closures of the Animas and San Juan rivers as well.
Some of the priciest Denver real estate is going to the frogs in major Cherry Creek upgrade
Turning a mini-Grand Canyon on Cherry Creek Drive South into a pleasure cruise for wildlife, humans and their dogs is a multimillion-dollar prospect for just 1 mile, but reviews are ecstatic.
A northwest Colorado town is betting on the Yampa River to help it transition away from a coal economy
How emergency declarations in Colorado’s high country housing crisis smooth the path to more homes for locals
A "disaster" resolution over housing in Crested Butte enables the town to bypass codes, buy a hotel, remove limits on downtown camping and curtail short-term rentals. More communities are planning similar declarations as high country housing crisis reaches a crescendo.
20 years of planning saved Rocky Mountain National Park from the worst of the East Troublesome fire. It will take 20 more to fix the damage.
“We’ve been fighting this fire for 20 years,” Rocky Mountain National Park's fire manager says. The work kept two of the largest Colorado wildfires on record from laying waste to the third busiest park in the national system.
Colorado ski area rent to federal landlords fell 20% in 2019-20
Colorado ski areas sent $24 million in rent to the U.S. Treasury after the pandemic-clipped 2019-20 season. Newly proposed legislation could allow local forests like the White River National Forest to retain up to 75% of rent collected at ski areas inside their boundaries.
Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns
Inundated with by go-anywhere motorized vehicles, local governments are struggling to find a balance between welcoming the spending by “motorheads” and keeping their towns from resembling sets for a Mad Max movie.
Loveland man dies after ski crash at Rocky Mountain National Park
The man was skiing on a north-facing trail on Sundance Mountain between Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road when he fell 400 to 500 feet
Discovery of gray wolf pups won’t change Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s reintroduction work
Wildlife officials say the confirmation of the first wolf family in Colorado since the 1940s will help biologists establish more gray wolves in the state.
National Ski Patrol, Colorado Mountain College will get “refresh” from former GOCO leader
Chris Castilian is leaving Great Outdoors Colorado after four years in which he helped create a new state park, forge a new strategic vision and distribute $270 million in lottery-funded grants
Why Rocky Mountain National Park’s new online reservation system is only a short-term fix
Attendance has soared by 1.5 million since 2012, leading the park to introduce temporary measures to manage visitors
Northwest Colorado under “extremely critical” fire warning for first time in 15 years as Western Slope drought worsens
About 45% of Colorado, all west of the Continental Divide, now in some state of drought
Two popular Colorado waterways are shut down amid raging currents, large number of rescues
Officials across Colorado are restricting access to rivers along the Front Range as high flows, low temperatures and debris make it unsafe for rafters, tubers and kayakers — especially those unaware of the rivers’ strength.
It’s official: Colorado has its first gray wolf pups in 80 years
Two wildlife officials each spotted a litter of at least three wolf pups hanging out with their parents over the weekend
59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season
78% of ski area operators said this season exceeded their expectations, according to a National Ski Areas Association survey
Pueblo’s Arkansas River levee is a Colorado gem. It’s also a reminder of the state’s deadliest disaster.
A 24-foot wall of water fed by torrential rain along the Front Range slammed through the narrow Arkansas River channel in downtown Pueblo on June 3, 1921.
Four hikers injured in avalanche on Torreys Peak near Georgetown
The hikers sustained minor injuries and were able to leave the mountain on their own or were evacuated, Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said.
Family, friends mourn after Telluride man dies during hike
29-year-old Patrick Eells told his girlfriend on Sunday he planned to hike and run the Sneffels Highline, and he was considering summiting Mt. Emma