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Fourth edition of popular Grand County hiking guide released last week

May 20, 2018 — Hiking Grand County, Colorado, a hiking guide that many local residents consider the preeminent guide to trail hiking in Middle Park, has just released the newest edition of the popular book. The fourth edition of the hiking guide went on sale last week at multiple

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U.S. Forest Service announces White River National Forest campgrounds openings

May 20, 2018 — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that many campgrounds in the White River National Forest are open for the season as of May 18. However, some open later in the season depending on weather and conditions. For a complete list of campgrounds in the forest,

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With changes to inspection rules, boating season begins Friday at Green Mountain Reservoir

May 19, 2018 — There will be changes to boat inspection rules as boating season begins Friday morning out on Green Mountain Reservoir between Silverthorne and Kremmling. After the reservoir tested positive last fall for larva of the invasive species “quagga mussel veligers,” inspections and decontaminations for boats entering

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Lady Panthers lose to Longhorns in overtime heartbreaker, 3-2

May 9, 2018 — The Middle Park Panthers' season came to an end on Wednesday afternoon after a hard-fought overtime loss to the Basalt Longhorns, 3-2. The Longhorns are scheduled to play the third seeded Kent Denver Sun Devils on May 12. It was a swift exit from the

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Panthers baseball lose four straight to end season

May 8, 2018 — The Middle Park Panthers Baseball Club struggled to close out the regular season this week, dropping their last four games to finish the year at 8-10. The Panthers were unable to ride the high provided by Jacob Smith's no-hitter last week, losing to The Academy,

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Lady Panthers advance to playoffs, to take on Basalt Longhorns Wednesday

May 8, 2018 — The Lady Panther's seven-game-winning streak was snapped late last week after losing a pair of games to the Roaring Fork Rams, 2-0, and the Aspen Skiers, 2-0. Still, the Panthers are playoff bound after an impressive regular season that saw them go 9-6 and finish

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Prices hike for Green Mountain Reservoir camping

May 7, 2018 — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that Green Mountain Reservoir along with a few other campgrounds will be operated and maintained by the forestwide campground concessionaire, White River Recreation, beginning this summer. USFS will also be raising rates for campgrounds this summer. Pricing for all

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Mary Jane Territory closes ending Grand County 2017/2018 ski season

May 6, 2018 — Grand County's 2017/2018 ski season draws to a close today as Winter Park Resort's Mary Jane Territory welcomed skiers and snowboarders for the final time before the start of summer. It was a good final weekend to get out on the slopes as powder heads

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Fitness Trail: As the weather improves, you can try this Hot Summer Circuit

May 6, 2018 — Circuit training is an integral part of comprehensive exercise programs. And, while most programs are performed indoors, which you would want to continue throughout the year, as the weather improves it is fun to get outdoors too and enjoy a "hot summer circuit". Because you

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Silverthorne’s Steele Spence describes the life of a Winter Olympics judge

May 5, 2018 — Judge or be judged — Steele Spence has been on both sides of the equation. The Silverthorne athlete has tested his mettle as a freeskier at X Games in Aspen, and he’s also watched with a critic’s eye as a judge at the 2018 Winter

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Runner’s high: Marijuana’s place in athletics continues to evolve

May 5, 2018 — Four years after recreational cannabis became legal in Colorado, the psychoactive substance’s role among athletes is still taking shape. The ways in which casual everyday recreationists and elite endurance athletes use marijuana ranges widely. There are those, like ultrarunner Avery Collins, who love to smoke

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Skier visits at U.S. resorts dip about 3 percent to 53.3 million this season

May 5, 2018 — Skier visits at U.S. resorts were down an estimated 1.5 million or 2.8 percent this season compared with the prior winter, the National Ski Areas Association announced Friday. A preliminary study showed ski areas tallied 53.3 million visits this year compared with 54.8 million visits

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Smith tosses no-hitter, leads Panthers past Grizzlies

May 3, 2018 — Sophomore Jacob Smith dazzled on the mound against the Bruce Randolph Grizzlies on Tuesday afternoon, tossing a five-inning no-hitter en route to a 26-0 Panthers win. Middle Park was scheduled for a double header Tuesday, but the Arrupe Jesuit Generals forfeited the game, lifting the

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Panther’s baseball beats Tigers, 7-3

April 26, 2018 — The Middle Park Panthers Baseball Team defeated the Bennett Tigers earlier this week behind strong pitching performances from Junior Ben Kuhnel and Sophomore Jacob Smith, 7-3. The win gives the Panthers their second straight victory, and moves them to 5-5 on the season. Kuhnel threw

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Lady Panthers push winning streak to five

April 26, 2018 — The Lady Panthers continued to roll on Tuesday, defeating the Clear Creek Golddiggers, 10-2. The victory gave Middle Park their fifth straight win, and moved their record to 7-4 on the year. Sophomore Lela Myers got the start at goalie, allowing one goal and making

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Flourishing or floundering? Bald eagle population recovery celebrated, but another threat remains

April 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The United States fought hard to save its bald eagle population, and Steamboat Springs wildlife rehabilitator Tracy Bye was alarmed after seven of the birds were brought to her in a three-month period poisoned by a substance that humans shot into the

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Crews make progress against fire near I-70 at Fruita

April 21, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Authorities say fire crews are making progress fighting a wildfire that has burned 220 acres near Interstate 70 in western Colorado. The fire started Wednesday night on an island in the Colorado River and spread Thursday after winds picked up. The Mesa

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Spring snowpack still dangerous for backcountry skiers despite moderate to low avalanche forecast

April 16, 2018 — It is spring in the high country and while the temperatures are higher and the sun shines longer each day it is also a time of potential danger for backcountry skiers and snowboarders, who may be lulled into a false sense of safety as the

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On the Fly: Wipe away those whitefish blues

April 15, 2018 — Rocky Mountain whitefish get a bad rap, and I’m not sure why. When the trout are in a bad mood, the whitefish can save your day. If you’re not already catching them, look for these hard-pulling fish on the Colorado and lower-to-middle Roaring Fork River,

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It’s rockslide season, and state’s hazard team is using some new technology

April 15, 2018 — The same time of year that brings blossoming daffodils and singing birds also brings something more dangerous: rock slides. Now, technology is helping crews better identify slide zones. The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on a rockslide mitigation project in Glenwood Canyon. That

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