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August Nature Walk from Corona Pass to King Lake

08/15/2018 06:18 PM MDT
The highest railroad station in the world in 1903 was called "Corona — The Crown of the top of the World." A hotel and restaurant thrived at the pass until the Moffat Tunnel opened in 1928 and David Moffat closed this railroad route.  
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Ed Engle: The nature of secret places
08/12/2018 12:50 PM MDT - I'm just back from the high country. The water is fishable now and will be into September and maybe longer. Full Story

Chris Weidner: Rocky Mountain National Park — a wild, summertime playground for climbers
08/07/2018 06:31 PM MDT - Sharp granite, cold and rough, splits my fingertips. The ones without Superglue ooze blood, forming a pink film mixed with chalk. I sag onto the rope nearly 1,000 feet up, completely spent. Full Story

Mike Sandrock: Sir Roger Bannister's Pearl Street Mile advice
08/05/2018 09:35 PM MDT - "Sir Roger?" "Yes, how can I help you?" Bingo! I was on the phone with Sir Roger Bannister, the English neurologist who on May 6, 1954, shattered the 4-minute mile barrier by clocking 3:59. Full Story

August Nature Almanac: Night herons take frogging to new heights
07/29/2018 11:18 PM MDT - Other August Events• Tens of thousands of dickcissels have "erupted" onto the central and northern plains, escaping drought conditions in southeastern Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Full Story

Chris Weidner: The big falls and big walls of James Lucas, an everyday hero
07/25/2018 05:54 AM MDT - The turning point for James Lucas finally came in February 2016, when the transmission in his van went kaput. He had spent the previous 15 years climbing full-time: living out of his vehicle, scraping by on writing and odd jobs (like the season he scrubbed ketchup and mustard stains from the inside of trash cans) and committing wholly to the climbing life.  Full Story

Mike Sandrock: The brothers Havlick are Boulder team players
07/23/2018 09:44 AM MDT - When Spense Havlick was a boy growing up in Green Bay, Wisc., in the 1940s, he went door to door asking residents for quarters in order to help save the publicly owned Green Bay Packers professional football team.  Full Story

July Nature Walk: Caribou Town Site, where silver was king
07/18/2018 04:26 PM MDT - Silver was discovered in Caribou in 1869, and by the following year more than 35 mines were in operation. Eventually, the mines yielded silver worth more than $20 million. Solid silver bricks paving the walk from the main street of Central City to the Teller House were built from Caribou silver to welcome President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.  Full Story

Ed Engle: A mixed-up summer, Tricos and Anthony Bourdain
07/15/2018 02:08 PM MDT - Things are all mixed up this summer. In a normal year, my fishing trips would number well into the double digits by now. Full Story

Chris Weidner: The greatest failure in mountaineering history
07/11/2018 05:59 AM MDT - "To be successful at alpine climbing you have to be super pushy," Jim Donini told me recently. "There are so many reasons you can come up with for bailing. You gotta push through that, but you can't push too far, obviously. And we almost pushed too far." Donini, 74, was talking about the most celebrated attempt in alpine climbing history: the 1978 near-miss on the still-unclimbed north ridge of Pakistan's Latok I (23,442 feet). Full Story

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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(Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story