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Meet Colorado’s ultrarunning, Coors-chugging, self-described “rave twink”

Michael Mitchell picked up ultrarunning, amassed 87,000 TikTok followers and won the Steamboat Marathon — all in under a year

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Their family ran the Denver-owned Echo Lake Lodge on Mount Evans for decades. The city’s new plan does not include them.

Bill Carle's family has been serving tourists at some of Colorado’s most venerated locations for nearly 130 years

Business

Q&A: Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory steps back and reflects on next generation of ski resort bosses

Rusty Gregory winds down 40 years of ski area management, says Alterra is in able hands with Jared Smith, who used tech to help Ticketmaster dominate sales

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Colorado’s outdoor industry knows it could be much more inclusive. Here’s how it plans to get everyone outside.

More than ever, the outdoor industry acknowledges that there’s a large — and growing — population that doesn’t feel included, and it’s a diverse group of all colors, sizes and challenges

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Ski Granby Ranch settles lawsuit with family of mother killed by faulty chairlift

Kelly Huber was killed and her daughters injured when they were thrown from the Grand County chairlift in December 2016

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First Vail Resorts got into a fight with Vail’s town council. Now it’s tangling with Park City’s planning commission.

The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday night sided with a group of locals who are fighting Vail Resorts’ plan to upgrade three chairlifts at the largest ski area in the U.S.

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2 people die in separate river accidents in western Colorado

One of the deaths happened in the Colorado River while the other occurred in the Roaring Fork River

Water

Federal officials ignore Colorado governor’s plea to stop capturing wild horses, plan Western Slope roundup this week

Gov. Jared Polis had requested the U.S. Bureau of Land Management halt mustang roundups in favor of a more humane option, particularly after the deaths of 145 horses in Cañon City

Environment

Rainbow Gathering picks remote area near Steamboat Springs for its angst-inducing 50th annual meeting of tribes

“Largest non-organization of non-members in the world” will reprise first Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes in the Routt National Forest

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Cyclist dies after running out of water on Palisade Plunge trail near Grand Junction during heat wave

Temperatures reached a record 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Grand Junction on Saturday. Authorities have not released the name of the man who died.

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How to plan a hike during wildfire season in Colorado

As fires grow stronger and more frequent, knowing how to avoid a fire and what to do if a fire sparks on the trail is essential, experts say.

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Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for DUI crash that killed Colorado cycling champion

Ryan Scott Montoya was sentenced on Tuesday in the 2021 death of Gwen Inglis

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Colorado ski areas set a new visitor record during the 2021-22 ski season

Visitation to Colorado ski areas surpassed 14 million in 2021-22 and industry giant Vail Resorts posted the best three months ever in early 2022.

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As more people turn to extreme sports, Colorado doctors are rethinking how they treat athletes

Professional climber, BASE jumper Steph Davis urges doctors to treat extreme athletes differently, saying mental strength helps them overcome perceived physical weaknesses

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All-Black team nearly doubles number of Black athletes who’ve summited Everest. Is the next generation watching?

The Full Circle Everest team included Denverite Thomas Moore and Eddie Taylor, a teacher and track coach at Centaurus High School in Lafayette

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Plan to shutter buildings surrounding Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake has locals wondering if it was better off in private hands

Sweetwater Lake is becoming a state park under a deal reached with the U.S. Forest Service. But the Sweetwater Lake Resort may become collateral in the process.

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Over 20 years, the Hayman fire’s footprint opened a window into Colorado wildfire future

The burn scar spread over four counties and may never be what it once was. But it remains the poster child for the new norm.

Wildfire

Florida man killed in Memorial Day weekend avalanche at Rocky Mountain National Park is identified

Christopher Clark, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, died in the incident. He was 25.

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A Colorado adventurer who has climbed Mount Everest and visited the North Pole faces his biggest challenge yet: late-stage cancer

Crested Butte polar explorer Eric Larsen was told by doctors last year that he had maybe three years to live. But his latest scans haven’t detected any cancer.

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Southwest Colorado is home to one of America’s oldest bicycle races. It takes an army to keep the wheels moving.

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic celebrated its 50th anniversary with record attendance over the weekend

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