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Zornio: Outdoor enthusiasts in Colorado should prepare to face more extreme wildfires

Wildfires are a fact of life in Colorado. With a hot, dry summer approaching, make preparations before you venture into the outdoors.

Opinion Columns

A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.

Education

Carman: Backcountry with a side of bacon is a soulful alternative to the corporate ski experience

As traditional ski resorts have become more crowded and expensive, the allure of backcountry skiing has grown. Bluebird Backcountry offers a safe way to learn the sport.

Opinion Columns

Dispersed camping is out of control in Chaffee County. Officials are seeking solutions.

An explosion in visitors and degrading outdoor ethics are wrecking natural areas. But simply closing campsites won’t fix the problem, land managers say

Outdoors

Colorado voters typically reject tax hikes. There’s an exception when it comes to funding parks and trails.

Open space advocates hope the recent support for protection of outdoor spaces is not a pandemic blip but a border-to-border commitment to conservation.

Outdoors

Supply chain woes lead to pricey outdoor recreation products

Problems in the global supply chain are creating big headaches for businesses — and for shoppers that are dealing with long waits and higher prices

Business

An overdue Colorado hiker may not have picked up rescuers’ phone calls because he didn’t recognize the number

According to the Lake County rescue team, it made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach a person reported overdue from a hike on Mount Elbert

Outdoors

First-ever all-Black American expedition up Mount Everest vying for more than the summit

Climbers versed in both mountaineering and expanding participation in outdoor recreation hope their mission to the top of Mount Everest opens doors for people of color.

Outdoors

Rep. Herod: We need more equitable access for all to Colorado’s beautiful outdoors

Not all of our communities are enjoying our public lands equally. Legislation could help change that.

Opinion Columns

Mount Evans to reopen this summer with timed-entry reservation system

The highway to the summit is scheduled to open for vehicle traffic June 4, depending on weather

Outdoors

Colorado public land managers rely on education, then enforcement to deal with a crush of long-term campers

Closing heavily used campsites is public lands “triage” as Forest Service and local officials struggle to protect natural resources from a growing wave of backcountry campers and explorers this summer.

Outdoors

Vanlife is booming in Colorado as housing costs climb and work-anywhere appeal grows

Dozens of Colorado companies that customize cargo vans into homes on wheels reporting brisk business as housing prices and rents climb alongside pandemic-fueled push for backcountry adventure.

Outdoors

Opinion: “Getting out, getting along” should be our common environmental mantra

Agriculturalists, hunters and anglers do some impressive conservation work. Recreationists should also pay it forward. And it wouldn't hurt for everyone to get to know each other.

Opinion

Arapaho, Roosevelt National Forests to start requiring reservations after 200% spike in recreation

Beyond reservations, land managers for the 1.5 million-acre area will require bear-proof food storage and some popular camping spots will switch to day-use only.

Outdoors

Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts and the businesses that serve them have a strong advocate in Congress

Rep. Joe Neguse has lifted up the outdoor industry and helped advance the policy priorities that are key to our member companies and to the millions of individuals who spend time in the outdoors.

Opinion Columns

Three Denverites scaled cliffs, galloped horses and raced across Canada to win a million dollars. Were they successful?

Dave Bacon, Paul Montague Jr. and Mindy Murphy spent 29 days in 2019 racing across Canada in National Geographic’s new “Race to the Center of the Earth” reality television series. After pandemic delays, the show premiered last week.

Outdoors

After slow start, Colorado snowmobilers can finally rev up their machines this winter — and take a safety class

The boom in snowmobile sales across the country is an extension of last summer’s pandemic-powered surge in the sales of boats, ATVs, RVs and other outdoor toys that help people get out and away from crowds.

Outdoors

From pets to parks, coronavirus reshaped many Coloradans’ relationship with their surroundings

The isolation that accompanied shutdowns and mandates changed the way we regard lots of things, and some of those changes could endure

Coronavirus

Skier dies from accident at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort near Glenwood

Job Henning suffered head injuries and was found unresponsive at the base of a tree

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