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Kelly Bastone

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A Modest Proposal

The High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado is big enough to be a national park, but its owners, led by Paul Vahldiek Jr., don’t take their cues from the government. Instead, they’ve developed a unique approach to land management that could revolutionize the conservation movement for both private and public open spaces.

Crushing the Course

How to train like a world champion for the grueling demands of obstacle course races.

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Utah’s Westwater Canyon offers stellar scenery and sought-after solitude—but only for boaters brave enough to face its rapids.

River Revival

River advocates recently secured nearly $8 million to revitalize roughly 30 miles of the Colorado River headwaters. It’s the largest such restoration ever attempted on this stretch of the Centennial State’s signature waterway, and it required nothing short of a miracle to pull off: a truce between sworn enemies.

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A Fishy Deal?

Ross Reels sought subsidies to stay in Montrose, but are the payouts smart investments in the city’s future—or corporate bribes? 

3 Ultimate Running Vacations

Use running as your ticket to bliss with these three adventurous retreats, complete with personalized training from some of the sport's best competitors. 

The Bold and the Beautiful

Utah’s Westwater Canyon offers stellar scenery and sought-after solitude—but only for boaters brave enough to face its rapids.

Get in Shape for Summer

We developed fitness equations to get you in shape for Colorado's favorite warm-weather excursions.

Do You Have the Golden Ticket?

To celebrate its 100,000th free kids lift ticket, Keystone Resort's heralded chocolatier Chef Ned Archibald has become the ski area's very own Willy Wonka with one sweet promotion. 

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Follow The Animal Tracks

Why winter is the best season for researchers to get a bead on Colorado wildlife.

Pop Quiz

Many parents and students are fed up with what they view as excessive standardized testing. Will the burgeoning opt-out movement save Colorado schools—or endanger them?

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Fish On Film

You've watched ski porn and ogled action-packed movies about mountaineering, but angling has always seemed too snoozy for video—until now.

Archaeological Crusades

Unleash your inner Indiana Jones at Utah’s Cedar Mesa, where X never, ever marks the spot.

Ski Fast, Eat Pasta

Mikaela Shiffrin’s new cookbook showcases her favorite pasta recipes.

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