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Summer is in full swing, and the state’s rivers are primed for kayaking after all the recent rain. While paddlers might be thrilled to seize the opportunity to run a few stretches, with the waters high, it's more important than ever to keep safety first.
Matt Mattes, head guide at Dvorak...
July 24 2015, 9:00 AM
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Debuting this month… Steamboat Zip Line Tours
Steamboat Springs gets its first zipline on Rabbit Ears Pass. Debuting this month, the two- to three-hour adventure provides zipliners with views of the Yampa Valley and Flattop Mountains.
June 4 to 7 | GoPro...
June 4 2015, 9:31 AM
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Earth Day Denver: Walk, bike, bus, or carpool to Civic Center Park to learn how you can be greener every day. This fair—which is 100 percent powered by solar panels—features many displays and demos including how to start your own garden (check out where to buy your plants this spring), how to...
April 20 2015, 12:00 PM
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By 1965, five landfills lined the banks of the South Platte River—including the land that would become Johnson Habitat Park, just south of where I-25 crosses Alameda. So while discovering scary materials (asbestos!) in Johnson Habitat’s soil during a 2012 environmental study was disconcerting, it...
Unprotected | Fifty years after the Wilderness Act, many of our landscapes remain exposed. How much longer can our iconic environment last? We example seven stunning places that are currently unprotected.
The Slow Rebirth of South Platte River | After more than a generation of mistreatment,...
December 15 2014, 1:40 PM
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Metro Denver’s urban waterway, the South Platte River, has endured both active torment and benign neglect since pioneers settled along its banks more than 150 years ago. The river and the land alongside it were used as the city’s sewer and trash dump from 1858 until 1965—when the river fought back...
Colorado may be landlocked, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little water-focused fun this summer. Whether you are looking for kid-friendly splashing or all-day adventure, here are five ways to cool off, take a dip, or soak. And please: remember your sunscreen.
1. Water World
May 21 2014, 9:00 AM
Lost in the aftermath of the destructive floods that swept Colorado this past week is perhaps the most invisible—yet important—consequence: environmental fallout.
Case in point is the crude oil spill in Milliken, a town roughly 15 miles southwest of Greeley. In that community, more than 5,...
September 19 2013, 12:35 PM