Outdoor sports

Faith, family and football

I don’t often watch football anymore. It loses its appeal as I get older.   I did watch the end of the Kansas City/Cincinnati game as it had playoff implications. The game was played …

On Thursday, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) issued a special avalanche advisory for mountainous areas of Colorado, alerting the public to dangerous avalanche conditions heading into …

Ski bum culture hits reality

Nearly two decades ago, I moved to the mountains to be a ski bum, chasing snow. I was a stereotype — an East Coast kid pulled west by the promise of bigger adventures and higher mountain …

What really affects hunting in the West

A disgruntled hunter wrote a “Writers on the Range” opinion recently about Westerners getting fed up with the many out-of-staters coming in and buying up draw licenses to shoot bull elk, …

Photo courtesy Western Cycling Western Colorado University and former Pagosa Springs rider Ethan Bergdolt (second from right) stands on the podium for dual slalom at the Collegiate Mountain Bike …

Continental Divide Trail Coalition  The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) has opened registration for the 2023 Gateway Community Summit slated to take place during the month of …

U.S. Forest Service The Rio Grande National Forest will be conducting four public meetings in advance of launching its forest-wide over-snow travel management planning project.  Forest staff …

Colorado Parks and Wildlife In celebration of Colorado Day and the 147th birthday of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is offering free entry to all Colorado state parks on Monday, Aug. …

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is asking the public for input on the importation of crayfish into the state. The public comment period is open through July 30. …

Freeride snowboard competition

Photo courtesy Eric Smith Eric Smith, local seventh-grader at Pagosa Springs Middle School, wins gold at the Monarch Mountain IFSA freeride snowboard competition last Friday. 

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