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May Nature Walk: Birds, butterflies and blooms abound on the Crescent Meadows Trail

05/22/2018 04:47 PM MDT
In early spring, snow patches whiten the hillsides along the Crescent Meadows Trail. By May, those white patches are likely to be sand lilies and mouse-eared chickweed. Blue larkspur, blue chiming bells, yellow mahonia, yellow mustards and magenta loco weeds add color. The sunny, gravelly ridges above the trail provide ideal habitat for one of our favorite May flowers — pink-flowering ball cacti (Pediocactus simpsonii).  
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Free shuttle from Boulder to Chautauqua returning this summer
05/22/2018 10:16 PM MDT - The free shuttle service up to Chautauqua will return this summer after a successful debut in 2017. Full Story

Ed Engle: The people's fish
05/20/2018 01:06 PM MDT - I got to Memphis a day early on my way to speak to the Mid-South Fly Fishers Club. The early arrival wasn't exactly by design; it's just the way the airline reservation worked out. Full Story

Chris Weidner: Spreading the love one climb at a time
05/16/2018 02:17 PM MDT - Finally off of the shaded, windy north face of Castleton Tower, Squeaks (a.k.a. Richard Halsey) and I flatten ourselves next to the summit register, encircled by a makeshift windbreak of rocks. Full Story

Mike Sandrock: Bolder Boulder celebrates 40 years of city's iconic race
05/13/2018 11:49 AM MDT - The cover of the new book about the history of the Bolder Boulder, "40 Years Bold," captures well the spirit of this iconic 10K road race that will weave its way through the streets of Boulder for the 40th time on Memorial Day.  Full Story

Chris Weidner: Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou and the ABCs of strength, commitment
05/01/2018 07:31 PM MDT - "I usually have an idea in my head what I need to do to be stronger," said Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou.She was telling me about the climbing workouts she squeezes into her packed schedule several times per week. But really, she could have been talking about any facet of her extraordinary life. Full Story

Groups file new suit to block opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
05/01/2018 11:21 PM MDT - Numerous groups opposed to plans to open trails inside the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge to the public have filed a federal lawsuit to block the opening, alleging that the government has not completed a legally-mandated study to determine the potential consequences that might exist. Full Story

Mike Sandrock: An inspiring trio to be inducted into Boulder Sports Hall of Fame
04/29/2018 04:39 PM MDT - The inductees — climber Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, triathlete/coach Siri Lindley and Olympic distance runner Colleen De Reuck — are three women who accomplished much in their long athletic careers and who now put their formidable energies into coaching. Full Story

May Nature Almanac: Mimicking birds amuse and amaze us
04/26/2018 08:10 PM MDT - We searched the sky in vain for a red-tailed hawk. Its call was unmistakable. Then, we glanced at a nearby tree, and there was a starling, screaming like a hawk. Full Story

Ed Engle: Storms, cold and enlightenment on Montana's Spring Creeks
04/22/2018 02:08 PM MDT - The weather forecast wasn't good, so I decided to leave for Montana a day early. I figured to beat the storm the first day and stay overnight in Sheridan, Wyo. 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