outdoor recreation industry

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Luis Benitez leaving outdoor recreation office he built to work for outdoor juggernaut VF Corp

“I have an opportunity here to take the things that we have talked about in the public sector and galvanize and rally the private sector.”

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Women continue to scale outdoor-industry mountains. And they’re giving others a hand on their way up

Decades of work has put women in corner offices and board seats. They say now it's time to make the outdoor recreation club a little less white

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Montrose wants a piece of Colorado’s $62.5 billion outdoor recreation economy with new 150-acre business campus

Layers of federal, state, city incentives luring outdoor companies, including one of Colorado’s first Opportunity Zone investment projects

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Largest public lands bill since 1993 would protect 400,000 acres across Colorado

Michael Bennet’s Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act lands as the Colorado senator enjoys rare spotlight following tirade over government shutdown Thursday on Senate floor

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Ouray’s iconic ice park has a plan for its future that could be a blueprint for other troubled Western wonders

Ouray Ice Park to remain volunteer-managed under new plan after a thorny proposal to shift management to the city. Fees for groups could become a model for pay-to-play in popular recreation areas.

Angela Hawse takes helm of American Mountain Guides Association board as group leans on women to foster change in guiding culture

“We are at the forefront and it’s a really exciting time for us to rattle some cages and bring more awareness to issues,” she says.

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Battle over Carbondale to Crested Butte trail begins and ends at the top of McClure Pass. Economics are why.

Cyclists on the Gunnison County side of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail welcome the pathway, but don’t expect a connection to neighbors over the mountains

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Pitkin County approves segment of Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail with promise of decades more scrutiny

“This is a really long process ... but this is just the beginning," said Gary Tennenbaum, the head of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

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Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail stirs passions as final vote looms

The “high-priority” 83-mile trail will encounter highways, rivers and neighbors concerned about limiting the impact on wildlife and the environment as the state pursues a more expansive trail connection