Video: Llama drama strikes southern Colorado town

Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

TRINIDAD - It started out as a beautiful day in Trinidad, but suddenly the sounds of birds chirping were interrupted by the screams of terrified citizens fleeing a bloodthirsty predator. OK ... that didn't really happen, according to our partners at KOAA. Actually, all that really happened...

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here are many creative methods for catching fish. Two of the more prominent disciplines are fly-fishing and bait fishing.

JuJu Baetis fly is perfect for anglers in the spring

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Iconic Colorado Springs park tops for thieves

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Garden of the Gods is No. 1 — but don't start cheering yet. Turns out that the iconic Colorado Springs park that draws...

Monarch Mountain's kayaks on snow 2014

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About 40 kayakers helped Monarch Mountain celebrate the final ski weekend...

Colorado conservationists hail 50 years of protections under the Wilderness Act

Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

What started as a vision for keeping America's wildest places "untrammeled by man" has reached a milestone.

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What's up? For running pioneer Rick Trujillo, the glory

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GOLDEN — Before running up Lookout Mountain on a glorious afternoon last week, mountain running...

Do you Instagram? Share your photos with us and we will share them with the world

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Colorado is a beautiful state and we capture it often on our smart phones or cameras. Have photos from the Colorado Springs area and beyond...

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