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Fire Restrictions

Something historic is happening in southwest Colorado.  And no, it doesn’t involve the discovery of gold or other precious minerals.  Instead it has to do with the greatest threat to our precious wilderness areas and forests – wildfire. Historic Closure For the first time in its history, the San Juan…

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Boulder Falls

Driving up Boulder Canyon, the cars in front of me abruptly come to a stop.  After eight years living in Nederland, I’m used to slow traffic in summer.  Seems like everybody wants to get out of the heat and head to the mountains.  But this time is different.  The cars…

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Recreation

Hike of the Week: Twin Sisters

“What’s a good early summer summit hike I can do?” When I worked as a Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, visitors frequently asked this question.  Many of the popular peaks within the park can be snow packed until Fourth of July, which can be frustrating for those anxious…

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‘Tis the Season

As I drive up Boulder Canyon, dust envelops my car.  Except this dust is not of the brown variety, but rather green.  Clouds of green swirl around me, creating a murky haze that makes it difficult to even see the steep granite walls above me.  It is the season of…

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