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Friday, February 3

Recreation

Long runs, no lines, fresh powder … What’s not to like about Wolf Creek?

Just a 1.5-hour drive from Crestone, Wolf Creek Ski Resort is the perfect day trip for some fun in the snow. You won’t find the locally-owned area on any of the so called ‘super passes,’ and therein lies the charm. It’s not hard to see why the downhill area boasts...

Challenger and Kit Carson in the same day

On September 17, Sasha Petrovick of Moffat summited both Challenger Peak and Kit Carson...

How the Great Sand Dunes were saved

The Great Sand Dunes National Park is a familiar site for residents of the...

The Monte Vista Crane Festival happens March 11-13

Cranes. Towering, snowcapped peaks. Small-town hospitality. The migration 20,000 or so greater Sandhill Cranes and a...

Colorado’s disappearing sub-alpine forests

By November, those who heat their dwellings with wood stoves should have a good stock of firewood, mainly of beetle-killed spruce trees from dead...

GIS data shows dangerous climbing patterns in the Sangres

The tragic death of a woman climber (Madeline Barharlou-Quivey) on Kit Carson Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Range this last October makes the...

Prime locations to view fall colors by foot or car

The last breaths of summer have nearly been taken here in the San Luis Valley. Golden seas of sunflowers signal that the precious months...

Hopeful in the San Juan Mountains

Mosquitos swarmed around my head as I ate a hot, rehydrated chicken and rice freeze-dried dinner. A dozen elk grazed peacefully a few hundred...

Exploring the prickly world of Crestone cacti

If there is one local plant you should know, it is the prickly pear cactus (or Opuntia polycantha). No plant can do more damage...

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