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  • Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 30, 2014

    Climbing ONGOING CityRock Climbing Center - 
21 N. Nevada Ave.
- Night of the Living Deadpoint - Halloween climbing party, for ages 12 and older, 7-10 p.m. Friday, $25-$30. Register for competitions: 
climbcityrock.com. Cycling Tuesday Colorado Springs Cycling Club Fall Open House - 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ivywild School Building, old gym,...

  • Rare Air: Climbing Colorado's fourteeners in less than two weeks

    How long does it take to climb Colorado's fourteeners? I bagged my first 14,000-foot peak at age 10 and didn't finish them all until I was 32. A lofty goal made by some is to climb them in one year. Then there are those who pursue the fastest known time. Nicknamed the Mighty Mountain Mega Marathon, or M4 for short, this challenge makes...

  • Colorado College geology professor makes discovery of career

    Colorado College geology professor Christine Siddoway made the discovery of her career from the saddle of a road bike. It was during a climb through North Cheyenne Cañon Park that Siddoway, 52, glimpsed alternating bands of sandstone and granite fused vertically in a rocky slope off Cheyenne Cañon Road - a composition so unusual, she said she...

  • Durango Mountain Resort agrees to sale

    Durango Mountain Resort agrees to sale  DURANGO — Durango Mountain Resort, also known as Purgatory, is being sold to a local resident and businessman, its owners announced Wednesday. The Durango Herald reported (http://bit.ly/1tiaSt4 ) the resort will be sold to James Coleman, who also owns Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort south of...

  • Long section of Mount Herman Road to close for repairs

    Gag order placed on dead horses case A gag order has been issued in an animal cruelty case involving 10 horses found living among the skeletal remains of more than a dozen horses on a Black Forest property last month. Investigators, attorneys, law enforcement officers and Humane Society personnel are barred from discussing the case, according...

  • Photos: Bear Creek Park gets its goats

    About 550 goats will be feeding at Bear Creek Regional Park for the next few weeks. The goats from Goat Green, and herded by Lani Malmberg, eat through about three tons of grass every day.  “The goats prefer the dry vegetation first—leaves, weeds and brush," said Malmberg. "They’re browsers, not grazers like cows, and will only eat the...

  • Durango Mountain Resort ski area, also know as Purgatory, agrees to sale

    DURANGO - Durango Mountain Resort, also known as Purgatory, is being sold to a local resident and businessman. The Durango Herald reports the owners announced Wednesday they have agreed to sell the resort to James Coleman, who also owns Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort south of Taos, N.M., and has an ownership interest in Pajarito Mountain Ski...

  • Trout hit hard by Colorado flood restoration

    FORT COLLINS — Trout are abandoning the Big Thompson and St. Vrain rivers by the thousands after the September 2013 floods because portions of their streams were destroyed by reconstruction of three Colorado highways. Officials say there was a rush to rescue stranded mountain residents and decisions were made to focus on restoring highways...

  • Grant money helps keep Colorado Springs beautiful

    Grant money from Keep America Beautiful and its corporate sponsors is now helping Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful, too. The local nonprofit received four grants worth $26,800 for county beautification projects, according to a press release from El Paso County. The biggest project funded was the $20,000 purchase of a tool trailer for...

  • From warm to cold in a snap: Freeze warning for Colorado Springs area

    The region's first hard freeze is expected to hit Monday night, forecasters predict. Forecasters with KKTV, The Gazette's news partner, reported wet snow and graupel were falling from northern Colorado Springs northeastward to Limon shortly before 5 p.m. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing Monday night through Tuesday morning,...

  • Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US

    WILTON, Maine — In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it's nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it's been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it's snared in a cable trap — but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching. Bears are hunted in 32 states but Maine has the most...

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