Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine attracted nearly 1,200 people this year, and the race offered a few surprises for everyone, from a slight change in the course, to a young child who more than held her own.
The run to the Will Rogers Shrine spans nearly 1,400 feet in elevation, and Saturday morning participants were enthusi
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bees stung five hikers on a trail heading into a Catalina Mountains wilderness area over the weekend, including a 6-year-old boy who was hospitalized after showing symptoms of shock.
Four men were stung more than 150 times, and the boy was stung more than 100 times du
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — Bill Hawley of Washougal started the field session of his class on water crossings at the Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College with an introduction of the tools and a safety chat.
Hawley picked up a six-tined rake, of sorts, called a "McLeod."
Rule No. 1: Put the McLeod a safe distance aw
Adah Bakalinsky says there are more than 650 public stairways in San Francisco. She knows because she's climbed them all, except the newest ones. And at age 90, she still climbs them with friends.
"At the spur of the moment we might decide to walk, to check out something interesting about an area. It's a way of being in touch with
BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts Inc. is adding Arlberg, Austria, to the list of places where holders of its Epic Pass can ski.
The company says that thanks to a new partnership, its Epic Pass next season will include five consecutive days of access to the mountains of Arlberg. It previously said the pass would include five days at
CRESTED BUTTE — The calendar says it's spring, but it's still snowing in parts of the Colorado mountains.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 6 inches of snow in the past 24 hours in Gunnison County near Gothic on Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a "winter" storm warning for Wed
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two teen hikers lost for days in a California forest might have to pay for part or all of the $160,000 search after a small amount of drugs was found in their car, authorities said.
Officials initially said Nicolas Cendoya, 19, and Kyndall Jack, 18, wouldn't be responsible. But Cendoya was charged this we
GRAND JUNCTION — The public has until May 29 to comment on a proposed land trade involving the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Limited Brands Inc. founder Leslie Wexner.
The proposal would let Wexner acquire about 1,200 acres dividing his 4,700-acre Two Shoes Ranch near Carbondale, with the newly acquired land subject to
NEW YORK — Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco's city attorney over demands that the company reduce the amount of caffeine in its energy drinks and stop marketing to minors.
The company, based in Corona, Calif., says it's being unfairly singled out by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who late last year had asked Monster to
ASPEN — A Basalt man is suing a skier after they collided while descending the Little Nell run on Aspen Mountain last month.
Thomas Waltner filed a lawsuit in Pitkin County District Court on Monday, alleging that Chris Cote violated the Colorado Skier Safety
DENVER — The kind of avalanche that killed five people in Colorado over the weekend is among the most difficult to predict and trigger, and it's dangerous because of the amount of snow normally involved.
Saturday's slide in near Loveland Pass is called a deep persistent slab avalanche, and it was the kind of avalanche that b
CARBONDALE - An organization dedicated to protecting the region's "backyard" is stepping up to provide volunteer trail patrols at the popular Hanging Lake area in Glenwood Canyon this summer.
In fact, that's what the Carbondale-based nonprofit, the Forest Conservancy, has been doing for the past decade; helping bridge the gap where the U
VAIL — Vail Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort are reopening for more skiing and riding Friday through Sunday on part of their terrain.
Both ski resorts held closing day festivities last Sunday, but Vail says it's had 2 more feet of snow
The forests along more than 10 miles of Rampart Range Road and the Waldo Canyon hiking trail will remain closed because of safety concerns, a U.S. Forest Service official said last week.
Frank Landis, the manager of recreation and travel for the Pikes Peak Ranger District, said conditions in the Waldo Canyon fire burn area are unpredicta
The American flag that flew over Scott Hente’s home is a red, white and blue reminder of the Waldo Canyon fire that damaged his house and destroyed hundreds of others in his Mountain Shadows neighborhood last summer.
Hente intended to keep the faded but undamaged flag in his family — a personal memento from a historic catastr
Unless Kitchi decided to go on a cross-country jaunt, the North American river otter recently photographed in Boulder isn't the same critter long missing from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.Another unlikely possibility is that he caught a ride north.Otters have sharp teeth and aren't the kind of animal people pick up, said Mic
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — A young woman missing in a Southern California forest since setting out on a Sunday hike was rescued from a rocky ledge on a steep slope Thursday, authorities said.
Kyndall Jack, 18, was hoisted out of Cleveland National Fores
Spring break in Summit County meant running on snowy trails. And my feet got really wet each time out.
On my last run, I started thinking about socks. You know, the dirty, smelly, nasty things on your feet that you don’t want to touch after exercising.
But good socks are key when it comes to comfortable running. I thought a
As I wind down this column for the winter, the snow continues to fall. This is good news for two reasons.
First, the ski conditions remain pretty darn good. Snowfall on Tuesday measured 9 inches at Beaver Creek, 7 inches at Breckenridge and 6 inches at Copper Mountain. This snowfall was convective in nature, meaning it was similar to the
The beauty attracts us. The danger entices us. The challenge motivates us. So we go, we hike, we climb — all for the chance to stand atop a pinnacle.
It’s the allure of fourteeners — Colorado’s collection of peaks that stand above the rest. The mountains reside in a class of their own simply because of how high th
Last weekend felt more like winter than spring in the high country as temperatures struggled to get out of the single digits.
The conditions for skiing were fantastic with more than a foot of snow falling over the extended weekend. This additional snow increased our statewide snowpack to 80 percent of average. We now have a deeper snowpa
Downtown was jammed once again Saturday for the 5K on St. Patrick’s Day as nearly 2,700 scrambled down Tejon Street for the kickoff of the Grand Prix of Running.
The race began in Acacia Park with overcast skies and a chilly breeze. Fifteen minutes later, the sun emerged as did the top runners.
Fort Collins resident Scott D
Thursday’s high temperature could push 70 degrees, and it will feel like winter is over and spring is here.
Don’t rush to judgment just yet! After a warm few days, winter will make a brief return to the mountains this weekend and a longer-lasting appearance toward the end of next week.
Two storms will brush by norther
Whether it’s the common cold or worse afflictions such as the flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia, even the most healthy get sick.
Sickness found me this winter in a big way, and I learned a valuable lesson: Don’t keep running when you’re sick.
I simply was not able to shake the bug during February. I went through cyc
Eighty-two-year-old Ed Mighell was beginning to catch his breath at the finish line Saturday morning after the Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series 10K at Black Forest when a fellow runner gave him a quick pat on the back.
“Ed, you are a tiger,” the woman said in amazement before walking away.