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How National Forest Recreation Planning Got Its Start In Southern Colorado 100 Years Ago

A century ago the U.S. Forest Service’s first landscape architect argued for protecting wilderness, but that didn’t stop him from also making it easier to drive into the nation’s forests. Arthur Carhart wrote the agency’s first recreation plan and completed … Continue reading

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Double Amputee Aims To Summit Pikes Peak, Without Prosthetics

Climbing the Manitou Incline’s infamous 2,744 steps is hard. Scaling the 2,000-foot elevation gain using only your arms and backside? That’s even harder. Double amputee Mandy Horvath did just that on April 23. The Colorado Springs woman’s legs were crushed by a train … Continue reading

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If You’re Lost On Public Lands, Who Would You Call? There’s No Guarantees

If you got lost in the wilderness would you expect to see helicopters, sniffer dogs and rescue teams searching for you? Think again. Michigan writer Jon Billman has reported all kinds of missing-in-the-wilderness stories over a 20 year career. He tells Colorado Matters about … Continue reading

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Hunting Sandhill Cranes

Bird lovers aren’t in love with the idea of a crane hunt in northwestern Colorado. The state Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering a hunting season on Sandhill cranes near Craig and Steamboat Springs in Moffat and Routt counties. Colorado … Continue reading

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