Hunters and trappers disregard Wisconsin’s wolf kill target

MADISON, Wis. — Hunters and trappers blew past Wisconsin’s wolf kill target in less than 72 hours, forcing a premature end to a hunt that initially wasn’t supposed to happen for another nine months...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Skiers push for Purgatory Resort to allow uphill travel

A petition has been circulating in recent days calling for Purgatory Resort to allow uphill travel on its slopes. Uphill skiing, also known as skinning, is when people climb mountain slopes with...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Skier killed in East Vail avalanche identified as gifted skier

The Eagle County Coroner’s Office identified the skier killed in Thursday’s avalanche in East Vail as John Kuo, a longtime Vail local and gifted skier known among friends as “Johnny Tsunami.” Kuo...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Longest running ski bike festival returns to Purgatory Resort

Purgatory Resort has long been a heaven for ski bikers. Ideal conditions will welcome those attending the longest running ski bike festival in the country this weekend. In partnership with the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Hunting tags help bring back New Mexico’s bighorn sheep

SANTA FE – The son of a Chevrolet assembly line worker, Rick Smith grew up hunting squirrels, rabbits, grouse and deer in upstate New York, but the words of Jack O’Connor took him on hunts to...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Nordic skiing returns in full to Vallecito Reservoir

After years of dispute about jurisdiction, an agreement has been reached that will allow Nordic skiing to return to Vallecito Reservoir in full, which is expected to take effect this winter. For...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Eager crowds help Colorado ski resorts prepare for holiday crunch

Winter Park delayed its opening a couple weeks to early December and the pent-up demand almost overwhelmed the Grand County resort on its first Saturday. Lines were long on Dec. 5 and, as skiers...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Colorado avalanche study reveals troubling trend as backcountry season nears

Studying avalanche trends is tricky. Detailed statistics tend to focus only on avalanches involving fatalities. No one knows how many skiers and snowmobilers head into the snowy backcountry every...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango’s Sigle ready to relive Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon Prime Video

Shane Sigle will sit down on his couch and relive one of the most grueling races of his life from the comfort of his home in Durango. Millions more across the world will get a glimpse, too. Sigle...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

The kaleidoscope summit of Grizzly Peak

In Durango, Grizzly Peak has garnered a considerable mystique. As viewed from U.S. Highway 550 south of the Cascade bend, it appears somewhat dark and daunting. It may be seen for a fleeting moment...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

A Coloradan’s pursuit of a Mount Everest ghost

Explorer, author and professional climber Mark Synnott is standing in steep, loose rock about to step off the roped route on the top of Mount Everest. He’s about to leave the well-worn path above a...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Coronavirus has led to crowds and ‘knuckleheads’ on public lands

There is something called the “knucklehead factor” in the algorithm of public land management. While never spoken of publicly, federal land managers talk among themselves about the challenges of...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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