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Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020

Colorado rafting businesses endured a 21% decline in traffic last summer, but early reservations and a not-so-bad snowpack are floating hopes for a rebound this summer.

Outdoors

Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers

Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.

Outdoors

Outdoor recreation leaders ask Congress to loosen rules restricting Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars

The directors of 13 state recreation offices are asking the federal government to adjust requirements that states and local communities must provide matching funds to secure Land and Water Conservation Fund money

Outdoors

“Outdoor Business Town USA”: Steamboat Springs has become a proving ground for outdoor innovation

Routt County's playground is a “perfect package” for enticing and fostering outdoor recreation entrepreneurs

Outdoors

A look at Steamboat Springs’ long list of outdoor businesses

With an educated workforce, easy airport access and great product-testing grounds right out the office door, Steamboat Springs is a true hotbed of outdoor businesses. Here are some companies that call the Routt County town home.

Outdoors

States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act

Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

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The Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. In 2017, the park used Land and Water Conservation Fund support to purchase 2,494 acres of land that allowed for better access to the park. The reauthorization of the fund moved out of committee and to the U.S. House floor on Thursday, only 17 days before it is set to expire, promising a vote that could keep the 64-year-old fund alive. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Outdoor recreation continues to be a mighty economic force, accounting for $788 billion in 2019

In Colorado, about 3.2% of the economy is derived from recreation. Growth this year indicates the role of recreation as critical to national recovery during the pandemic.

Outdoors

After vanquishing the shoelace, Denver-based Boa Technology sells for $454 million

The pending sale marks one of the largest deals in the history of Colorado’s outdoor industry as Boa Technology has evolved into a performance-fit brand used in nearly all outdoor sports

Business

“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships

The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.

Outdoors

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

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Opinion: Let’s create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us

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Opinion: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future

Opinion Columns

Opinion: U.S. Senate should seize opportunity to pass landmark outdoors proposal

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Your bank could help fight climate change — but will it?

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Opinion: Tread lightly when looking at cuts to Colorado’s economic-development programs

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Opinion: Are coronavirus-forced budget cuts an opportunity to reimagine Colorado?

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Opinion: A sure but not simple path to Colorado’s economic recovery

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Opinion: Fully funding conservation fund is essential for Colorado’s economic recovery

Opinion Columns

How four Colorado companies answered the call to make coronavirus supplies for health care workers

Instead of yurts, snowboards and mannequins, some Colorado companies are now making face shields and masks

Coronavirus

Opinion: An open letter to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis about closing ski resorts

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