Colorado

5 trails near Denver and Boulder to add to your must-hike list
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In researching over 70 hikes for my new book, “60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Denver and Boulder,” (Menasha Ridge Press, 2020), I hit some well-loved trails and even some lesser-known paths. Interest in hiking seems to be growing by the day on Colorado’s Front Range, so it’s nearly impossible to find trails that are […]

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Several new cases of COVID-19 in Boulder following parties, protest march
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BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) – Boulder County Public Health says several Boulder residents who attended parties in the Hill neighborhood between May 25 and June 4 and a protest march in Boulder on June 5 have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Boulder County Public Health recommends: An immediate 14 day quarantine since the last exposure for anyone […]

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Black birders say discrimination, racial profiling keep people of color out of the outdoors
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Jason Ward fell in love with birds at age 14 when he spotted a peregrine falcon outside the homeless shelter where he was staying with his family. The now 33-year-old Atlanta bird lover parlayed that passion into a YouTube series last year. One of the guests on his first episode of “Birds of North America” […]

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Denver couple gets married on top of a 14er after coronavirus outbreak canceled their wedding
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The bride and groom donned gown and tuxedo minutes after a glorious sunrise on the summit of Grays Peak, high on the Continental Divide at the oh-so-romantic elevation of 14,278 feet. It was her first fourteener, his second. A violinist in the wedding party of nine began the ceremony by playing the bride’s favorite hymn, […]

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Gov. Polis: Gains against COVID-19 in Colorado could easily be reversed
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DENVER (KDVR) – Colorado Governor Jared Polis wants to ensure Colorado doesn’t experience a spike COVID-19 transmission, he addressed concerns about an increase in cases reported on June 14. “All of our gains could be reversed very quickly if we’re not careful,” he said. “Really the best advice is, as you’re interacting with people, whether […]

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Boulder artist creates at-home climbing walls that double as art
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As rock climbing gyms have been closed for months due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Louisville’s Eldorado Climbing Walls has reimagined home climbing walls as pieces of art that you can climb. Eldorado Climbing recognized the increasing demand for home climbing walls during the pandemic and collaborated with Phil Lewis, a Boulder-based […]

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Colorado COVID-19 hospitalizations continue downward trend
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DENVER (KDVR) — The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 in Colorado continues to decrease, a sign that the state’s most vulnerable population is staying protected, according to public health experts. Colorado had 135 people hospitalized with COVID-19 Thursday. That’s an 85 percent decrease from the peak of 888 patients in April. “It […]

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