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Why have gray wolves failed to gain a foothold in Colorado?

The Green River Corridor holds the promise of a pathway for gray wolves to disperse from Wyoming to Colorado. So why aren’t they using it?

Environment

Citizen scientist records retreat of Colorado glaciers one ski run at a time

Public policy analyst Jonah Siefer has skied every month of the last three years and his casual observations mirror those of climate scientists tracking the loss of ice fields.

Climate

Texas man dies in hunting accident in southwest Colorado

Gregory Gabrisch, 31, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound in the San Juan National Forest north of Rico

Outdoors

Alterra Mountain Co. sues insurance company over $200 million in denied coronavirus losses claims

Ski resort operator says Lexington Insurance paid virus claims in 2015 and 2018 but denied $200 million in 2020 COVID damage "simply because the claim is large."

Business

Weed helped turn him into an ultrarunner — and he’s far from the only one

Denver author Josiah Hesse explores the open secret of stoned athletes in his new book “Runner’s High”

Outdoors

Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.

Outdoors

First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.

Outdoors

Wolves may need protections after states expand hunting, Biden administration says

The position is an abrupt turnaround for agency officials who spent years in court defending their decision under the Obama administration to allow wolves to be hunted and trapped

Environment

U.S. Forest Service puts brakes on plan to truck logs through Nordic ski area on Grand Mesa

Timber hauling may start in spring 2023, after Grand Mesa Nordic Ski Council has a chance to plot trails out of the way of big trucks.

Outdoors

Climber dies in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains

The 44-year-old climber was attempting to ascend Crestone Peak and the Crestone Needle

Outdoors

How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado

Mount Lindsey in the San Luis Valley is the latest fourteener to shut down in the wake of a court decision that made the Air Force liable for injuries to a cyclist

Outdoors

Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging ski areas’ use of waivers to avoid lawsuits

Charlotte Redden appealed her argument against the blanket immunity provided to resorts in ubiquitous liability waivers to Colorado’s highest court, which declined to hear her case. “This is a tragedy for ski safety in Colorado,” said one lawyer.

Outdoors

Crested Butte lured an outdoor publication to town as a tourism bid. Now overrun by visitors, the partnership must evolve.

Three years after Blister’s move to Crested Butte, the gear review site's relocation yields deeper partnership and bigger picture goals.

Outdoors

Body of 24-year-old climber from Colorado recovered from Bolivian peak

Rescue workers said Daniel Granberg died atop the Illimani mountain

Outdoors

Changes to logging planned near Grand Mesa Nordic ski trails could cut conflict. But will the sawmill agree?

The Forest Service and Grand Mesa Nordic Council proposed two ways to keep skiers out of the way of 85,000-pound logging trucks

Outdoors

Utah has landed two outdoor industry trade shows in the past year. Is it vying to reclaim Denver’s Outdoor Retailer, too?

With The Big Gear Show and the Fly Tackle Dealer Show setting up camp in Salt Lake City, stakeholders wonder if Utah is trying to woo back the outdoor industry after a turbulent past.

Outdoors

Sweetwater Lake is now permanently protected, thanks to its new owner, the White River National Forest

The lake and the 488 acres around it, adjacent to the Flat Tops Wilderness, will now be protected from residential developers and saved for public access.

Outdoors

A recent timber sale is about to send 250 giant logging trucks through a pristine Grand Mesa Nordic skiing area

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council has dealt with logging near its Skyway trail system before. It’s the timing of this operation that has them worried.

Outdoors

Big Agnes started by sketching plans on beer-stained napkins. 20 years later, the gear company is a local hero.

The maker of ultralight camping gear could have sold or left Steamboat Springs for somewhere that it's easier to do business, but boss Bill Gamber says Big Agnes is "pretty happy with the way things are."

Business

Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.

As coal mining fades, a diverse coalition of Moffat County residents and leaders is planning for the next chapter with a focus on protecting resources while managing recreation and tourism.

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