• Texas family asks Colorado hikers to help find their missing son

    Marie Saavedra, 9news
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    More than a week of worry has turned a dining room table in Hurst, Texas into the command center of a nationwide search. Sandy McSpadden and Hap Herndon are the parents of Dayne Herndon. They, along with his step-parents and friends have sat together since Monday, Feb. 12 praying for...

  • The Snow Blog: Wolf Creek hit with 20 inches of snow in first of three storms

    Liz Forster
    Updated: Thu, Feb 22, 2018

    Where to Ski This Weekend After a healthy storm rolled through Colorado Monday and Tuesday, the state is on track to see more snow falling through the end of the weekend. Snow is expected to arrive in three waves: Wednesday night into Thursday, Friday afternoon into Friday night...

  • Trails to Colorado 14ers and along Continental Divide make national priority list

    By Joey Bunch AND SETH BOSTER ColoradoPolitics.com and Gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    More than 200 miles of trails on Colorado's fourteeners and 3,100 miles along the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada are on the U.S. Forest Service's new high-priority maintenance list. The trail systems dear to Colorado are among 15 designated under the National Forest System...

  • Forest Service releases draft of plan to manage Hanging Lake

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The U.S. Forest Service has released a tentative plan to manage crowds at the popular and overused Hanging Lake Trail area in Glenwood Canyon. The Post Independent reported Tuesday that the plan is still subject to a formal objection process. It comes...

  • Happy Trails: A 'secret' lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    Lake of Glass, Rocky Mountain National Park If you've never been to Rocky Mountain National Park, be advised: The hike to Lake of Glass should not be your introduction. Certainly, more treacherous journeys can be had in the 265,000-acre treasure, such as the ascent up resident...

  • Skiing Colorado: Purgatory Resort

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    Purgatory Resort Durango serves as the hub for endless outdoor fun in southwest Colorado. Mountain bikers feast on the surrounding bounty of singletrack, and baggers of 14,000-foot peaks have a variety from which to choose. The scenic ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

  • Bald eagles seem fewer across southeast Colorado, but they remain at one oasis on the plains

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    HASTY - A great horned owl perches on a tamarisk branch, looking out to the water until noticing that people behind it are taking pictures from the bluffs. Then the wings burst, and the bird is gone. Oh well. Southeast Colorado's birders, including Manny and Michele Manikoff, don't...

  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Feb. 19, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    Climbing ONGOING UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs. Cycling ONGOING Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club - 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com....

  • The Snow Blog: More snow in the forecast for Colorado mountains over long weekend

    Liz Forster
    Updated: Wed, Feb 14, 2018

    Where to Ski This Weekend It’s a good week to be a skier in Colorado. On Monday, a storm dropped 10 to 25 inches in the southern mountains, 12 inches at Steamboat and Snowmass and 2 to 6 inches elsewhere in the central and northern mountains. Though Tuesday was dry, two storm...

  • At 81, Colorado Springs woman defies the odds on snowboard

    By Seth Boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 13, 2018

    Ann Peacock, 81, has gotten used to strange looks, like the one she got recently at a ski shop, where she came to get her snowboard tuned up. She placed it on the counter and the man behind asked, "Is this your snowboard?" "Yes, yes it is," Peacock said matter-of-factly. "And I'm...

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