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Chris Weidner: Adam Ondra rocks world's hardest climb (and why you should care)

09/20/2017 09:52 AM MDT
On Sept. 3, Czech climber Adam Ondra finally climbed his long-standing project, Silence (5.15d) — a 150-foot granite overhang in Flatanger, Norway now considered the hardest rock climb in the world. 
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Mike Sandrock: Unsponsored Sara Vaughn reaches elite of U.S. milers
09/17/2017 05:33 PM MDT - Darkness is descending and a chill is in the air as Sara and Brent Vaughn gather up their three children and head from their large backyard into their new-to-them east Boulder home this late summer evening. Full Story

Mountain biker injured near Allenspark in Boulder County
09/14/2017 06:03 PM MDT - A mountain biker was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette after falling near Camp Dick near Allenspark on Thursday afternoon. Full Story

Loveland parks, trails require $8.6 million repairs after 2013 flood
09/14/2017 07:58 AM MDT - On warm summer days, children run and splash through the spray park at Fairgrounds Park. Just about any day, residents run, walk and bike along the paved recreation path that loops Loveland or play a round of golf at Mariana Butte. Nearly every weekend, ballplayers are enjoying the fields at Barnes Park and Centennial Park. Four years ago, the massive floods that raged through the Big Thompson Canyon and Loveland destroyed these parks and recreation areas along with many others, leaving behind loads of debris, mangled fences, paved areas with giant holes, destruction all around. Full Story

September Nature Walk: Geneva Creek iron fens
09/12/2017 03:46 PM MDT - Cascading streams flow over massive terraces banded in maroons, blood-reds, orange-golds and lemon-yellows laced with tendrils of emerald green algae. In some places, iridescent turquoise, sapphire and amethyst colors sparkle on a black pebbly matrix. Had we not looked up to the red ridges above, we might have imagined we were in Yellowstone. Full Story

Ed Engle: The moods of a high country creek
09/10/2017 04:41 PM MDT - John Gierach and I carefully four-wheeled our way up a tight, rocky Forest Service road because John knows about a creek up there. This has been our modus operandi for the 45-plus years we've known each other. The places we go are always outside and always require a fly rod. Full Story

The hiking myth: Don't just keep chugging water without monitoring your sodium
09/07/2017 08:12 PM MDT - <p>Did you know you need to monitor your salt?</p>  Full Story

Hiker discovers defaced rock at summit of Boulder's Bear Peak
09/08/2017 01:18 PM MDT - What is otherwise an encouraging phrase for climbers and cyclists peeved a hiker of Boulder's popular Bear Peak on Thursday morning. Full Story

Chris Weidner: Chip Chace alone on Baffin Island and his 'practice of the wild'
09/05/2017 06:41 PM MDT - "Practice is a life-orienting discipline in which the process itself is the goal," said Chip Chace, slowly. "That's it!" It was an aha moment outside the Trident cafĂ© last Friday as Chace toyed with defining what he considers the most important facet of his 44-year climbing career — one he fervently downplays, yet others consider legendary.  Full Story

Inventor of hill-climbing SpikeBoard thinks it's the next big sport
09/05/2017 03:17 PM MDT - GOLDEN -- When the realization hit Enrique Cubillo that he had invented both a new mode of urban transportation and a new sport, he got down on one knee in New York's Central Park and wept for joy. 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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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

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