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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 — […]

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Landowners shut down access to three Colorado fourteeners citing liability, impacts

Landowners who own the tops of Colorado’s Mount Lincoln, Mount Democrat and Mount Bross on Thursday closed access to the trio of Mosquito Range fourteeners.  The closure triggered an upswell of lamentations from Colorado’s peak-bagging community. But the closure is expected to last only this month.  “It is a temporary closure,” said Julie Mach, conservation […]