Outdoors

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Jake Burton Carpenter, a snowboarder first and foremost, leaves Colorado legacy of community and persistence

Colorado ski resorts lined up against snowboarding even after Jake Burton Carpenter persuaded Berthoud Pass to open to athletes "surfing" the snow in 1978.

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Stung by boycott movement, Backcountry.com CEO forging deals with businesses targeted in trademark debacle

"They do want to turn this around," says owner of avalanche educators sued by Backcountry.com over trademark she held.

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Snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

The founder of Burton Snowboards died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded.

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Aurora, Colorado Springs own water near Leadville. They may need to redraw a wilderness area to access it.

The first step for the Front Range cities, which want to act on their decades-old water rights, is to drill test bores for a proposed dam that would flood a Holy Cross Wilderness access road

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Illegal pot farms on public land in California and Colorado create environmental hazard

Colorado has had its share of large outdoor marijuana grows discovered on public lands

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Snowsports Industries America buys Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo in trade group’s first turn toward consumers

The move gives SIA -- the 65-year-old founder of the annual Snow Show that is now part of Outdoor Retailer’s annual winter trade show in Denver -- its first consumer-oriented enterprise

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Glenwood Springs is spending $1.2M in tax money on a public affairs campaign to fight a mine above town

The city is assembling a war chest to ward off an "existential crisis" stemming from a politically connected company, Rocky Mountain Resources, that wants to expand a limestone mine just above Glenwood Springs' famous hot springs

After decades of negotiations, restoration efforts on Colorado’s heavily diverted Fraser River are showing signs of success

Waterway improvements in Grand County are impressive, but with major Front Range water projects looming, environmentalists worry gains are just "a Band-Aid."

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Backcountry.com fires its attorneys, partners with company it targeted in trademark lawsuit as CEO vows to make amends

But the company isn’t withdrawing 50+ requests that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office cancel the trademarks of other companies, Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen said in an interview with The Sun.