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Hanging Lake trail set to reopen earlier than expected; Blue Mesa marinas will be closed for the summer

Crews plan to build a more sustainable trail to the famous waterfall in Glenwood Canyon that can stand up to the “whims of Mother Nature,” a public affairs officer with the Forest Service said.

Outdoors

“An incredible frustration”: Boulder County fire officials have long sought better wildfire escape routes

The concern about escape paths has gained new urgency after the 2021 Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County.

Wildfire

Vail Resorts plans big investment in affordable housing. Town of Vail promises a fight.

Vail Resorts’ project in Vail joins several other proposals around the high country facing stiff opposition as communities balance density in rural settings with a need for workforce housing.

Housing

Glenwood Springs granted right to build whitewater parks after 9 years in water court

Approvals for in-river recreational water diversions have slowed to a trickle as conservationists call to reform the whole process

Outdoors

Colorado gets $10 million to fight coal seam fires like those burning at Marshall Mesa and Glenwood Springs

Federal infrastructure funds will more than triple the annual coal mine cleanup budget and pay for true extinguishing of decades-long fires after years of frustration

Wildfire

Forest Service seeks to pinpoint Hanging Lake headwaters after fire, floods

The U.S. Forest Service is working with scientific consultants from the renowned Ozark Underground Laboratory out of southwest Missouri

Outdoors

Glenwood Springs is still dealing with the effects of a long I-70 closure this summer. Federal aid is a lifeline.

After a summer of record profits was interrupted by the disastrous shutdown of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, locals are looking to build community resilience.

Business

6-year-old girl who died on amusement park ride in Glenwood Springs is identified

Blunt-force injuries contributed to the death of Wongel Estifanos, the Garfield County Coroner said Wednesday.

News

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed for two days after “incident” on ride leaves 6-year-old dead

The park told The Glenwood Springs Post Independent that “an incident occurred this evening at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on the Haunted Mine Drop ride that resulted in a fatality"

News

Hanging Lake Trail will take a long time to rebuild, but there’s clear water on the horizon

The Hanging Lake trail was buried in mud, rock and charred timber following intense rain. But the oasis was untouched by debris flows and the Forest Service hopes to rebuild a more sustainable path.

Outdoors

Woman seriously injured in moose attack in western Colorado

The woman, whose name was not released, was taking a dog out on a leash when she was attacked Friday night outside a home south of Glenwood Springs

News

I-70 in Glenwood Canyon will remain closed after CDOT finds damage “unlike anything they had seen before”

To detour around the latest closure, motorists are asked to travel north on U.S. 40 through Steamboat Springs, which adds several hours

Transportation

Glenwood Canyon closes again as forest ecologists scramble to seed burn zone and prevent mudslides

Glenwood Canyon closed to traffic for almost three hours on Tuesday as rain threatened more mudslides. Forest botanists are working to stabilize and restore the Grizzly Creek burn zone to prevent more debris flows and highway closures.

Transportation

Judge rejects mining company lawsuit over contested Glenwood Springs quarry

Environment

Wildlife officials ask anglers not to fish the Dolores River for the first time ever as rain fails to dent Western Slope drought

Fish and wildlife leaders say they have their eye on potential closures of the Animas and San Juan rivers as well.

Outdoors

Colorado Mountain College to spend $40M to build housing for students getting priced out of mountain towns

Housing accounts for most of the cost of a CMC degree, so 40 units each are planned for campuses in Breckenridge, Edwards, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs.

Housing

Colorado mountain, resort communities are rebounding — and then some — from coronavirus-scarred 2020

Despite grim projections last spring, many of Colorado’s high-country resort communities saw waves of in-state visitors in the fall and early winter fill local coffers.

Outdoors

With homelessness more visible than ever, Colorado cities don’t have to count outdoor residents

While Denver and Colorado Springs opted out of the annual homeless count during coronavirus, Grand Junction and Glenwood volunteers fanned out to rural camps

Housing

It’s not clear when Hanging Lake will reopen after the Grizzly Creek fire

Hanging Lake, which is designated as a National Natural Landmark, is located about 1,000 feet up a side canyon of Glenwood Canyon

Wildfire

Yes, in-person learning is still possible with “red” COVID numbers. Here’s how it looks in one Colorado district

One bright spot this year? Discipline referrals are down 90% because kids who are in the classroom really want to be there, one principal says.

Education
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