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Lance Benzel

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  • Golden drives: Places to see Colorado's aspens

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Here are a few suggestions for areas to explore to see the aspens change: Pikes Peak region - If you're staying close to home, be sure to consider a drive to Cripple Creek. Take U.S. 24 west through Woodland Park. At Divide, take 
Colorado 67 south. Hikers might wish to check out...

  • Leashed dogs or loose dogs around Colorado Springs? Effort to enforce laws stir trail debate

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Think patrolling for people with off-leash dogs is a walk in the park? Ask Joe Stafford of the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region about the time a repeat violator saw two officers approaching in a park and took off running, only to turn and start hurling rocks as they followed...

  • Peyton man taken to Steamboat Springs hospital after horseback riding accident

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    A hunting trip near Steamboat Springs reportedly went awry for a Colorado Springs man Saturday when he was bucked from a horse. The victim - age 64 - suffered broken ribs and was taken by helicopter Sunday to the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. His name wasn't...

  • Colorado Springs couple enjoys life on the links at Patty Jewett Golf Course

    Updated: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    To hear Dickey Edwards tell it, the Patty Jewett Golf Course was once a place where braggarts came for music lessons. In other words, they shot off their mouths and got played like a fiddle. It was all part of the "money game" that thrived in the 1940s at what was then Colorado...

  • Before winter hits, take a mountain biking trip in Colorado

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    CORTEZ - At Phil's World, lizards and junipers keep their grip on dusty slopes even as cyclists slip the very bonds of gravity. Tucked away in a hot, dry slice of Colorado's Four Corners region, the beloved mountain biking destination plays like a pump track from the beyond -...

  • Three area runners to receive Spirit of the Springs awards

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Three local mountain runners will receive the Spirit of the Springs awards Thursday in a ceremony at the City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave. Mayor Richard Bach will present the awards at 1:30 p.m. to Joe Gray, Shannon Payne and Allie McLaughlin, the city said in a news...

  • Poachers sought in death of bear near Canon City

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Wildlife officials are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the poacher or poachers responsible for killing a black bear with a series of arrow strikes. The bear was shot several times and was found "within the past two weeks" in the Dawson Ranch...

  • Rampart Range Road could open in fall, but no timetable for Waldo Canyon Trail

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    A closed portion of Rampart Range Road might reopen this fall, but don't count on a return to Waldo Canyon Trail anytime soon. That's the latest word from the U.S. Forest Service on two hot-button closures at popular recreation areas west of Colorado Springs. In an interview with...

  • Aspen season has arrived in Colorado, Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Let the hunt for fall colors begin. Touches of gold across Colorado's scenic landscape suggest the time is nearly at hand: The aspens are about to change. Before you gas up the minivan and load the family, however, remember that it's not quite that easy. Even the experts can't say...

  • Volunteers sought for trail work on Manitou Incline

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Do you love the Manitou Incline? Prove it. Volunteers are being sought for a series of work days on the popular trail, which climbs roughly 2,000 feet in about a mile. The trail was closed Aug. 18 for repairs and is expected to reopen in December. Three volunteer days are...