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Matriarch of Colorado outdoor volunteerism stepping down from “mothership of community stewardship”

BRECKENRIDGE — Ann Baker Easley deftly navigates an icy trail that winds past a wooden troll, an ice rink and a railroad park.  “Pretty sure we built this. We worked on a lot of trails around here,” says the chief executive officer of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, which in the past five years has funneled […]

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Opinion: As Biden orchestrates a response to climate change, Colorado can serve as a model

President Joe Biden’s executive order in January directing the federal government to create a Civilian Climate Corps marks the recognition of an existential threat we are facing on our planet.   In Colorado we are facing a new era of mega-fires, declining access to water, and other potentially devastating effects of climate change.  President Biden’s executive […]