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7 Incredible, Unprotected Colorado Vistas

Fifty years after the Wilderness Act, many of our landscapes remain exposed. How much longer can our iconic environment last?

5280

December 2014

From the Editor

Features

Preserving Our Natural Heritage

Legendary writer and nature photographer John Fielder reflects on preserving the delicate balance between Colorado's ecology and economy. 

Fruits of Their Labor

Colorado's ag industry has a more profound connection to our land than maybe any other commercial sector. It’s a relationship that, in the case of those who grow the state’s iconic Palisade peaches, has roots creeping back over a century.

High + Dry

For decades, Crowley County’s farmers sold off their water, gallon by gallon. No one could have anticipated what would happen next.

Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

From our electricity bills to how much coal we mine, here’s an inside look at how the state uses power.

Can a Water Plan Actually Work?

James Eklund has one crucial, nearly impossible task: overseeing the state's first comprehensive water plan. 

40 Ways to Be Greener Every Day

We hate to break it to you, Colorado, but very few of us are as eco-friendly as we profess to be. Here are 40 ways to change that.

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Front Range

Flying to the Future

Spaceport Colorado could open new doors for tourism, transportation, and research.

The Forest Scoreboard

Aspen environmentalists give Colorado’s forests an annual checkup. 

Ride Along

ICEDot calls for help when you can’t.

Colorado’s Year in Review 2014

Whether it was tight political races, gay marriage, marijuana, or the Super Bowl, Colorado found itself in the national spotlight in 2014. Here, a look at some of our best (and worst) headlines. 

Beyond a Mile High

Lockheed Martin's Orion space craft launches this month, and will eventually head to Mars.

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A Piece of Boulder

A Boulder puzzle maker brings his unique jigsaws to the Pearl Street Mall.

Ride ’Em All

One season, 24 resorts: one dad’s quest to show his sons Colorado’s ski country.

Sound Shapers

’Tis the season for carols and classical music—courtesy of these precious instruments from local makers. 

In A Sense

Wonderbound’s winter ballet is more than a feast for the eyes.

4 Local Hot Sauces to Try

In Colorado, we love our hot sauce. And with winter in full swing, there is no better time to turn up the heat. Dot, drizzle, or douse your dinner with these recently released, flavorful varieties. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Outfit his, her, and their winter closets with these ribbon-ready gift ideas from Colorado companies.

Eat and Drink

Mixed Signals: Gozo

If it’s a long-term relationship Gozo is after, there is much work to be done. 

Fire It Up

The secret to getting folks to eat more greens: Char ’em.

The Temptress

Pie Bird serves tarts that are both savory and sweet.

How To: Old Tom’s Apple

This sophisticated winter cocktail from barman Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham is a cinch to make.

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Logo-Land

Our state’s landscape appears in so many insignias, the Rocky Mountains should start collecting royalties.

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