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  • Colorado fishing report for April 23-29, 2015

    Fishing report Conditions Southeast Colorado Arkansas River - Fishing in Bighorn Sheep Canyon is heating up with strong blue wing olive mayfly activity from top to bottom and the brachycentrus caddis emergence beginning in the lower canyon. Look for the caddis to become a significant afternoon event from Howard to Parkdale in the days ahead....

  • Doctors: Working out can dispel 'Colorado Crud'

    Looking to shake that Colorado crud? Stay active - but don't overdo it. It might sound counterintuitive, but if you're suffering from a cold, a good run or bike ride can be the tonic for what ails you. "Moderate exercise actually boosts the immune system, and for a mild cold it may help you to get over it quicker," said Dr. Kierann Toth of...

  • Colorado Ski Train revival in the works after sell-out weekends

    Winter Park and Amtrak officials met in Denver Monday to discuss the return of the venerable Ski Train for three months next winter. The Denver-owned resort revived the historic rail link for a weekend in March to celebrate its 75th anniversary, selling out two trains and stirring hopes that Amtrak, Winter Park and rail-owner Union Pacific...

  • Colorado climber of Yosemite fame to appear at film festival

    A professional climber from Estes Park who completed a first ascent in Yosemite National Park will appear at a film festival in Carbondale. Tommy Caldwell will attend the 5Point Film Festival Friday through Sunday, festival organizers said. Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb the Dawn Wall on the El Capitan rock...

  • Dust, noise will be in the air Tuesday near Cheyenne Mountain

    Helicopters from the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station will perform flood mitigation work on Cheyenne Mountain on Tuesday, which will create noise and dust, according to a news release. The choppers will be lifting equipment to drop-off areas on Cheyenne Mountain from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. People in the area can expect to see dust and hear the...

  • Woman's body discovered by hikers believed to be missing Colorado Springs mom

    Hikers discovered a body Saturday morning in the area where searchers had been looking since Wednesday night for the missing mother of an Air Force Academy cadet who died in early April. Colorado Springs police have not provided the gender of the body or other details. The El Paso County Coroner's Office arrived at the entrance to the...

  • Weekend snow does little to help Colorado snowpack levels; chilly week expected

    The Pikes Peak region is in for a blustery, cool and wet week after a weekend of heavy snow in the high country. But in southern Colorado, the weekend storm was not enough to counteract snowmelt that has already begun in the Arkansas River Basin, where the snowpack is well below normal and water managers face constant drought. "It (the...

  • Man finds rare Grand Canyon bird near Colorado town

    CORTEZ — A California condor "missing and feared dead" from near Grand Canyon National Park has been found by a seasonal park ranger 200 miles from home near Cortez, the Cortez Journal reported (http://tinyurl.com/qd2zxul). Franz Carver, who drives around looking for birds on his days off, spotted the California condor on April 16 and took...

  • Hundreds turn out for Earth Day events at Garden of the Gods

    A couple of thousand people celebrated Earth Day at Garden of the Gods on Saturday planting seeds, touring the park and getting up close and personal with birds of prey and zoo animals. Jayden Pagano, 8, said the day for him was about "celebrating the Earth." He and his 5-year-old sister had just finished planting marigold seeds in a small...

  • List: Celebrate Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road, free; 634-6666, gardenofgods.com; 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com Something else: A shuttle bus will run through the day from Rock Ledge Ranch Park Historic Site to the Garden of the Gods Visitor and...

  • Colorado man's bike trip planned to raise awareness about human trafficking

    A Colorado man is taking to the streets to spread awareness about human trafficking, and he wants the public's help. Daniel Lemke, 22, is heading out Sunday for a 12,000-mile bike trip around the United States that he's calling "Bike Through Traffic." He plans to make dozens of stops to talk with school and church groups before he returns...

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