• Pikes Picks: A musical trip to Long Beach; raise a glass to Nano 108 Brewing

    By michelle karas and seth boster The Gazette -
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Long Beach original Catch West Coast rapper/producer Warren G (aka Warren Griffin) at The Black Sheep on Wednesday. His G-funk single "Regulate" with Nate Dogg got lots of radio play in the mid-90s and still rings familiar. It samples Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin" for an...

  • Happy Trails: Outlook Ridge at Mueller State Park

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jun 23, 2017

    Outlook Ridge Trail at Mueller State Park We in Colorado Springs are spoiled by the proximity of Mueller State Park, a gem among this state's protected places. You'll find some of the best fall colors inside or outside the park as you drive along the aspen-flanked Colorado 67. The...

  • WATCH: A day in the life of a Colorado whitewater rafting guide

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    BUENA VISTA - The river through Browns Canyon is high and rowdy, and Meg Bendik is in her comfort zone. She raises her voice to be heard over the waves crashing against the raft. "Back left!" the guide shouts, and two on the boat's left side paddle backward. "Forward right!" and...

  • 7 things you likely didn't know about Colorado Springs' founding fathers

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    It is thanks to a handful of fathers of the founding variety that we're celebrating Father's Day in Colorado Springs. Today, we reflect on the city's founders. Here are seven things you didn't know about them: 1. Colorado Springs' leading man, Gen. William Jackson Palmer, would be...

  • When will the Waldo Canyon Trail reopen? Questions answered 5 years after the massive fire

    Seth Boster
    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    Five years after the Waldo Canyon fire, that is a question still being posed by the public, said Pikes Peak District Ranger Oscar Martinez of the U.S. Forest Service. Conservationists call Pikes Peak’s granite-based soil  “kitty litter,” for its pebbly, porous condition, which...

  • Colorado state parks: Ridgway

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    Ridgway Description: Some Coloradans swear that this area on the Western Slope is the most scenic place in the state. The visual treats are on a full platter at this recreation paradise a short drive from Ouray. The San Juan Mountains flow in the background of a sparkling reservoir, a...

  • Pikes Pick: Country artist continues to set himself apart

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jun 18, 2017

    Jason Isbell has done it again. He's the best recording singer-songwriter in my book, and that's reinforced by "The Nashville Sound," the new, folky album by him and his band. It's not on the same level as 2013's "Southeastern," but then again, it's not fair comparing anything to the...

  • Restoration across the Waldo Canyon burn scar, slow, but steady as it goes

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -By seth boster - the gazette
    Updated: Wed, Jun 14, 2017

    TELLER COUNTY They keep their eyes peeled, searching for life. They are quiet, focused intently on the job in this remote pocket of the Pike National Forest, this area where signs of death are everywhere - from the bloody deer leg on the steep slope to the valley below, where the...

  • Happy Trails: Ute Indian Trail

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    UTE INDIAN TRAIL Say hello to all those crazies at the Manitou Incline. Wave as you go on your far less tortuous way. This historic trail starts directly to the right of the stair stepper's base, and while challenging at points, this option allows many more chances to breathe and...

  • Colorado ski resorts report second best season ever for 2016-17

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    Colorado Ski Country announced Thursday that its 22 member resorts have tallied a combined 7.3 million skier visits for the 2016-17 season, a figure the trade association expects will account for the state's second busiest season ever once finalized. A record 13 million were...

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