Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Zornio: Should private citizens be allowed to own or charge for Colorado’s 14ers?

For many Coloradans, summiting the state’s tallest peaks is a rite of passage. From the unparalleled beauty of the Rocky Mountains, to a deep sense of adventure after a long day at altitude, enjoying Colorado’s rugged wild spaces is part of who we are.  But what many outdoor recreators — and even longtime residents — […]

Posted inEnergy, News, Outdoors

Colorado’s energy czar, wife are recovering after a 1,000-foot fall while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park

Will Toor was thinking he was at the end. He was pretty sure his leg was broken. He was shivering uncontrollably in the snow high in the mountains. He’d watched his injured wife limp away to get help two hours earlier.  Every few minutes he’d holler for help.  Then, in the distance, he saw two […]

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SunLit Interview: Jim Davidson’s harrowing experience led to tools for scaling “The Next Everest”

Jim Davidson is a climber and professional speaker with Speaking of Adventure. During his 40 years of mountaineering, he has ascended high mountains on six continents. He is a New York Times best-selling author who wrote “The Next Everest,” which is being published in five languages. Jim coauthored “The Ledge” with Kevin Vaughan which was […]

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

The ramifications of a lawsuit that ended with the U.S. government paying an injured mountain biker several million dollars after a crash on a washed-out trail continue to challenge Colorado fourteener hikers.  And more recreational pursuits could be impacted by the 2019 court decision as private landowners worry about lawsuits filed by people who traverse […]