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Eldora ski area opens Saturday, despite balmy Boulder County weather

Season debut comes eight days after planned opening
11/24/2017 05:40 PM MST
Uncowed by near-record high temperatures forecast for the Boulder area through Monday and the absence of heavy dumps from the skies in recent days, Eldora is opening Saturday for the 2017-18 campaign. 
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December Nature Almanac: Bighorns belie the stereotype of sheep
11/23/2017 05:29 PM MST - The clang of horn against horn resounds in December. While other animals sleep or just try to stay alive, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are giving the lie to their peaceful image. It's the rut! Ewes are in heat, and rams are dueling with clashes that can be heard a mile away.  Full Story

Eldora Mountain won't open on Thanksgiving, again pushing back opening day
11/22/2017 09:56 PM MST - Eldora Mountain Resort will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, but the ski resort still plans to open either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Full Story

November Nature Walk: Braly and Marlatt trails loop through Pella Crossing
11/15/2017 05:52 PM MST - The reclaimed gravel pits at Pella Crossing attract pelicans, kingfishers, ducks, beaver, foxes, fishermen and other wildlife, and peaceful agrarian surroundings include barns, a windmill and farm animals.  Full Story

Chris Weidner: Climbing legend Fred Beckey passes away
11/14/2017 09:02 PM MST - "What's the highest non-volcanic peak in the state?" quizzed my friend, Dallas, on the long drive home from Washington's North Cascades. Full Story

Eldora's opening day bumped to Thanksgiving as ski area hurts for snow
11/13/2017 09:18 PM MST - Eldora Mountain's new high-speed chairlift Alpenglow won't carry its first riders up the mountain this Friday, when the Boulder County ski area had been slated to kick off its season. Full Story

Young Buffs runners mastering the moment — just as Jenny Simpson did
11/12/2017 03:52 PM MST - Standing at the south of the end of the Frank Potts outdoor track a week or so ago, taking photos of the University of Colorado cross country teams, Daily Camera photographer Cliff Grassmick asks assistant coach Billy Nelson to verify the names of the CU women who will be racing Saturday at the NCAA championships in Louisville, Ky. Full Story

Ed Engle: Chasing Antero Reservoir trout
11/06/2017 12:17 AM MST - I knew my outdoor season was coming to an end. I was already home from elk camp early having joyously eaten the elk liver and onions dinner that acknowledges a successful hunt. Full Story

Mountain climber Fred Beckey, an 'American icon,' dies at 94
11/01/2017 06:40 PM MDT - Legendary mountain climber Fred Beckey, who wrote dozens of books and is credited with notching more first ascents than any other American mountaineer, died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. He was 94. Full Story

'He led his own life': Friends remember climber who fell from Boulder's First Flatiron
11/01/2017 10:29 PM MDT - Even growing up, Erik Kleiber was all about pushing his limits, seeing how far he could go, how high he could jump. 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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