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  • Female bear shot, left on trail near Glenwood Springs resort

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Wildlife officers are investigating the death of a female bear found shot to death on a trail near Sunlight Mountain Resort, her cub lingering near the carcass. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers say it's a crime to shoot a bear and leave the carcass to waste. The Post Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1qLdsBu )...

  • Flatiron climbers rescued

    Rescuers located and brought two climbers who were stranded during a climb of the third flatiron back down the mountain on Saturday night, according to a Boulder County release. Walt Schaatt, 19, and Henry Allen, 20, called for help from the Flatiron at about 7:40 p.m. The two "were stuck on the third flatiron with no supplies for climbing...

  • Longmont man collapses, dies on trail near Aspen

    ASPEN — A man who collapsed and died Friday while hiking on the Conundrum Trail near Aspen has been identified as a 55-year-old from Longmont. The Aspen Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1sGzsVB ) that Gary Alan Zimmerman collapsed on the trail Friday morning. He was about 4.5 miles below the hot springs. Flight for Life went to the...

  • Colorado fall colors will dazzle this weekend

    Worried that you've missed the fall colors on the path to Cripple Creek? In this case, the best comes to those who wait. A fall display that resulted in untold photos snapped along Colorado 67 and posted to Facebook and Twitter last weekend appears to be reaching a dazzling new pitch. Now the gold of changing aspens is complemented with...

  • Golden drives: Places to see Colorado's aspens

    Here are a few suggestions for areas to explore to see the aspens change: Pikes Peak region - If you're staying close to home, be sure to consider a drive to Cripple Creek. Take U.S. 24 west through Woodland Park. At Divide, take 
Colorado 67 south. Hikers might wish to check out Mueller State Park or Pancake Rocks along the way. - Also...

  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife seeking tips after dead bear, elk found

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS - Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating the death of a female bear discovered along the Babbish Gulch Trail near Sunlight Ski Resort, Friday, Sept. 26. The bear's cub was found lingering near the carcass. It was successfully captured by wildlife officers who plan to release the healthy cub into the wild....

  • Severed bear head found in Routt was legal hunt

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A severed bear head discovered in a Steamboat Springs neighborhood came from a bear that was legally hunted. The head was found Thursday, ironically on Bear Drive at Val d'Isere Circle. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports (http://bit.ly/1CvtwzO ) that Colorado Parks and Wildlife determined that the head came...

  • Colorado Springs hikers hit by basketball-sized rock, rescued

    Two hikers were hit by a basketball-sized rock Friday morning in North Cheyenne Canon, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said. Firefighters were notified around 9:30 a.m. of the need for a rescue, said department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald. El Paso County Search and Rescue crews and motorcyclists from the fire department went to the...

  • Hunters, hikers asked to watch out for northwest Colorado man

    STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Authorities in northwestern Colorado are asking hunters, hikers and campers to keep an eye out for any sign of a missing man from Craig. The truck belonging to 61-year-old John Michael Simons' truck was recently found near Black Mountain in northern Routt County, close to a campsite for hunters. Steamboat Today...

  • Hanging Lake overcrowding sparks parking review

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado's spectacular Hanging Lake is maybe too popular — prompting federal and state officials to explore shuttles or admission tickets to ease crowding. The lake in western Colorado draws about 131,000 visitors a year. Tourists hike a 2-mile trail to see the otherworldly turquoise lake with travertine edges. The trail is...

  • Trail Talk: Muddy trails lead to maintenance issues

    While "Muddy Trails" might not sound like an exciting topic for a seminar, the room was packed. The presentation was part of the Colorado Open Space Alliance convention in Vail and included city and county trail staff, trail advocates, contractors and more. Muddy trails are an ongoing problem. To avoid the mud, users hike or ride to the...

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