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Pikes Peak “bolt war” pits veteran climbers against each other on America’s Mountain

Rock climbing’s “bolt wars” of the late 1980s and early 1990s are long gone. But two Colorado Springs climbers are trying to reignite the decades-old debate over bolts.  Bosier Parsons and Brad Saren last year warned Phil Wortmann they would take drastic action if the veteran climber published a guidebook detailing the granite routes around […]

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U.S. Forest Service to temporarily close public lands in five Colorado counties because of fire conditions

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday will temporarily close lands in five Front Range-area counties because of extreme fire conditions in Colorado and blazes that continue to rage across the state. The agency said access to lands inside three districts of Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will be limited in Clear Creek, Jefferson, Gilpin, Boulder, […]

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Record traffic in South Platte forest district spurs first-ever designated camping plan

Illegal parking spots that become networks of roads pushing deeper into the forest. Piles of garbage left in campsites. Abandoned, smoking campfires. Illegal shooting. And so much poop.  That’s what pushed Brian Banks to the limit. The messes left by the masses have spurred the district ranger of the Pike National Forest’s 450,000-acre South Platte […]