Category Archive for Environment

September 17, 2015

Learn About Mesa Verde’s Elk This Weekend

National parks are more than just a series of scenic viewpoints, visitor centers and souvenir stands. Most parks have vigorous research programs aimed at better understanding the natural world. Some of the country's best scientists work for the National Park Service and often share their research with the public, like this Friday (Sept. 18) when ranger Paul Mooney will discuss the natural history of elk and their management within and around Mesa Verde National Park, which is also Colorado's only World Heritage site.

August 05, 2015

Copper Mountain — A gateway to the Eagles Nest Wilderness

Partaking in all the summer activities at Copper Mountain Resort is fun, but sometimes on summer vacation, you just want to get away from it all. Fortunately, Copper Mountain serves as a prime gateway to some of Colorado's most stunning backcountry — the Eagles Nest Wilderness area — encompassing more than 130,000 acres of the craggy Gore Range.

April 08, 2015

Summit County Seeks To Heal Mining-Era River Scars

It's been about a century since dredge mining boats ravaged many of Summit County's rivers, and the damage they did lingers to this day. But in recent years, local residents have decided to try and repair some of the scars. Those efforts got a huge boost last month with a $975,000 grant to restore a section of the Swan River, near Breckenridge.

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