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With Colorado schools resuming classes amid coronavirus, the outdoors provides a safe place to learn

Whenever Kimbal Musk visits an elementary school to talk to kids about their school garden, he usually winds up introducing at least one of them to a cherry tomato. “Never is there a time when at least one of the kids (doesn’t say), ‘What is that?’ And I have to say, ‘This is a cherry […]

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Nathan Fey, director of Colorado’s outdoor recreation office, ferries river conservation and rural economic development skills into his new job

Nathan Fey is the new director of the Colorado Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry. Fey, who has served as acting director for the past month, is a sixth-generation Coloradan who spent 12 years as Colorado’s regional director for American Whitewater. He grew the national organization’s network of regional paddling groups to more than 20 from […]

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To help students improve inside the classroom, Manitou Springs Middle School is taking them outside

MANITOU SPRINGS — On a brisk winter day in Manitou Springs, a group of sixth-graders romp around the Flying Pig Farm. Pikes Peak, dusted with snow, demands at least a glance, but the kids are interested in something smaller. “I want to feed the goats!” three students announce in near unison. Barak Ben-Amots, a Manitou […]