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Already on the map as the base camp for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is working on a new moniker: America’s Trail Running Destination. This month, the small town will host North America’s only trail-running conference, the Estes Trail Ascent (October 9 to 11). Now in its second...
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Last year, one of the only places in the Denver metro area to pass a bond measure (read: tax hike) was Commerce City, where residents OK’d $137 million for capital improvement projects city officials hope will help make the sometimes-ignored north Denver municipality an attractive home for...
—Photograph by Claudia Lopez
In 2011, Boulder’s Carrie Barry was training in Colorado Springs to be one of three female boxers representing the United States at the London Olympic Games. A freak knee injury KO’d the former U.S. Army reservist’s hope of grabbing an Olympic spot and sent her on a different career path: coach and...
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In the summer of 1919, the Forest Service dispatched Arthur Carhart, a young landscape architect, to survey Trappers Lake in western Colorado’s Flat Tops—a remote and rugged corner of the state spiked with volcanic cliffs and lush forests. Carhart’s assignment: Plan a new road that would circle the...
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Three Coloradans recently gave “grub to go” a whole new meaning. In March 2013, Ethan Welty, Jeff Wanner, and Caleb Phillips debuted fallingfruit.org, an urban foraging website that tracks hot spots for edible bounty on public property.To enable hunting on the go, the trio crowd-sourced $15,000 in...
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Ten years ago, University Bicycles founder Doug Emerson and his business partner, Frank Banta, had a Kevin Costner moment: If you build it, they will come. The “it” in this case was an Olympic-size cycling track known as a velodrome, which finally became a reality this summer. Erie’s...