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Curious Nature: Ute origin story of coyote explains its trickster nature, colorful character (column)

February 19, 2018 — A predator of livestock, pets and even children on rare occasions, the modern coyote has been vilified in Anglo-American culture. Coyotes are the most abundant livestock predators in Western North America, causing the majority of sheep, goat and cattle losses. But coyotes have worn many

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Panthers wrap up regular ski season while looking towards state championships

February 19, 2018 — Middle Park's alpine ski racers took to the slopes once again last week for the second to last race event before the state championships will be held later this week near Leadville. The ski action got underway last Friday at the Loveland Ski Area southwest

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‘River bottles’ found in area streams contain hazardous materials — don’t touch

February 19, 2018 — Over the past week, residents of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties have encountered an influx of bottles turning up on river banks. The bottles are similar in size to a water bottle but are easily recognizable, as they have all been mostly encapsulated in duct

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Abandoning a campfire in Colorado could carry up to six months in jail under proposed law

February 19, 2018 — Leaving a campfire unattended in Colorado could soon be punishable by up to six months in jail under a bill in the state legislature that aims to stamp out an increasingly common source of wildfires. The measure, which sailed through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives on

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CAIC issues avalanche advisory as NOAA warns of looming winter weather

February 18, 2018 — Sunday has been sunny and warm in eastern Grand County but do not let the seemingly spring like conditions fool you, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has a special avalanche advisory for Grand County and most of the north central Rockies while the National Weather

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Joy Rondeau preps for Paralympic games

February 18, 2018 — Over the last year Joy Rondeau has been on a metaphorical roller coaster but despite the ups and downs the young woman, who recently qualified for the Paralympics, continues to push herself to her physical limits all while placing her faith, hopes and fears in

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Winter Park Resort bucks bad snowpack perception

February 17, 2018 — For months reports have been coming in from all over the country regarding the well-below average snowpack that's plagued winter resorts this season, but while some are suffering, other are thriving. Despite dry spells in November and December, Winter Park Resort is sitting pretty. The

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Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand ‘Why?’

February 17, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders "what happens next?" and finds out. For example, he wanted to know whether ski racers switching from skinny slalom skis to fat skis for overall skiing affected their race

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Skier rescued after going out of bounds at Aspen Mountain late Friday

February 17, 2018 — A skier from Massachusetts was rescued late Friday evening after going out of bounds at Aspen Mountain and getting lost. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning that the man called ski patrol about 2:30 p.m. Friday and said he was lost near Walsh’s

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Parks & Wildlife to hold Sportsmen’s Roundtable event in Eagle next week

February 10, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold it's semiannual Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable event on Thursday afternoon in Eagle County, inviting the area's hunters and anglers to attend a discussion with their delegates and representatives from CPW. "As delegates for all hunters and anglers, we are

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Colorado lawmakers consider fee increase to fund Parks & Wildlife

February 10, 2018 — The population in booming, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for solutions to keep up. A bipartisan team of Colorado lawmakers is pushing the Hunting, Fishing, and Parks for Future Generations Act in front of the state Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, in an

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3 to see: Medal rounds for men’s snowboard slopestyle, downhill ski and women’s ski moguls highlight Saturday, early Sunday action

February 10, 2018 — Though Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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East Grand Middle School shows its skill at Aspen meet

February 6, 2018 — The boys and girls East Grand Middle School Nordic Ski Teams skated their ways to good finishes at the Aspen invitational ski meet Saturday while competing against schools from across the Rocky Mountain region. In team results, the girls' team took fourth place out of

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Middle Park ski racers post strong showing at Winter Park Resort

February 6, 2018 — Downhill ski racers from Middle Park took on the competition at home last week with a giant slalom race at Winter Park Resort that once again saw freshman Ella Wiser leading the Panther pack. Girls Team Race action got underway Friday at the Winter Park

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Ride the Rockies cycling tour will focus heavily on Middle Park this year

February 4, 2018 — Ride the Rockies has announced route plans for this summer's 33rd annual cycling tour of the high country and while the event is billed as a circuitous route through Colorado's majestic mountains the focus will largely be on Middle Park with three of the ride's

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Middle Park ski racers post strong showing at Winter Park Resort

February 4, 2018 — Downhill ski racers from Middle Park took on the competition at home last week with a giant slalom race at Winter Park Resort that once again saw freshman Ella Wiser leading the Panther pack. GIRLS TEAM Race action got underway Friday at the Winter Park

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Steamboat’s Howelsen Hill one of the oldest operating ski areas in the country

February 4, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The city of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club might be underselling the historic value of the city’s oldest ski hill. The two entities have for years used some qualifiers to describe Howelsen’s place in ski area history. The

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Aspen Skiing Co., Alterra lobby for Xcel’s renewable energy plan

February 4, 2018 — Aspen Skiing Co. is teaming with its new sister organization, Alterra Mountain Co., to support a proposal by Xcel Energy to close two coal-burning power plants in Colorado and shift to a significantly larger share of clean power. Auden Schendler, Skico’s senior vice president of

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Leadville woman recounts lessons learned about adventure, Soviet culture from first-ever 5,200-mile ski, bike, paddle along Eurasian border

February 3, 2018 — As Callie Morgigno of Leadville and her new English friend Charlie Walker held up their tent with their nearly frozen knees somewhere deep in the Ural Mountains of Arctic Russia, it hit them. They began to realize more and more why no one ever before

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Vail’s Steadman Clinic doctors Randy Viola and Tom Hackett heading to Olympics

February 3, 2018 — Vail is sending a big group to the Olympics, and we’re not just talking about athletes. The Steadman Clinic, based in Eagle and Summit counties, has a long and proud tradition of being the primary orthopedic provider for the U.S. Ski Team, going back to

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