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Scott Rappold

Environment/Recreation Reporter

  • The twelve beers of Christmas

    Updated: Wed, Dec 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas from Pikes Pub. I hope you are having a great holiday with loved ones. Now let's get to the beer. The holidays are a special time for so many people around the world, regardless of religion, and they're also a special time for lovers of craft beer. It's that time of...

  • Final stage of cycling's USA Pro Challenge unveiled

    Updated: Wed, Dec 18, 2013

    Cycling fans have spoken, and the final leg of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge will go from Boulder to Denver. The world's top riders will race across Colorado Aug. 18-24, and they will return to Colorado Springs for a circuit race around Colorado Springs on Aug. 21. Organizers left the...

  • Lottery money approved to fund flood repairs to parks, Incline and Ute Valley Park expansion

    Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    Repairs to the Manitou Incline and the expansion of Ute Valley Park are among the outdoors projects that will receive lottery funds from Great Outdoors Colorado. The organization's board this week approved just over $1 million for Ute Valley Park, which will be used to complete the...

  • Meet the winners and participants in our Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

    Updated: Thu, Dec 12, 2013

    Nearly 60 Gazette readers celebrated Thanksgiving and the days after by heading out into our parks and open spaces for the Second Annual Gazette Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Armed with copies of the Gazette or their mobile devices, they followed sometimes murky clues, braved sub-zero...

  • OUT THERE GIFT GUIDE 2013

    Published: Thu, Dec 12, 2013

    Sure, this holiday season you could ask for practical gifts, things you need for work or the house. But come on, who wants practical? Colorado is an outdoors lover's paradise, and if you want to play in winter, you need gear. So here are some gift ideas, from the absurdly expensive...

  • At Colorado Springs' newest brewery, there's always something different on tap

    Updated: Wed, Dec 11, 2013

    In the mid-1990s, said Keith Altemose, he foresaw the future of the beer industry. Someday, he predicted, every small town would have its own brewery, like the old days in America, before the industry became dominated by a handful of mass-produced, cheap brands. "My wife remembers...

  • Troubleshooting your day on the slopes, and other ski tips

    Updated: Mon, Dec 9, 2013

    There's nothing in the world like a good day of skiing or snowboarding. When you're nailing your turns, slaying the powder and soaking in the awe-inspiring views of the Rocky Mountains, you'll understand why 12 million people a year ski in Colorado. But let's face it. Not every day...

  • It's not too late: Join hunt, have chance to win prizes

    Published: Sat, Dec 7, 2013

    People have been traipsing all over Colorado Springs parks lately, hunting for clues, taking pictures and getting some exercise in the Second Annual Gazette Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt. Readers who submit answers to our clues and questions will be entered into a drawing to win five...

  • No rocking chair for them: Retirees ski more than any other age group

    Updated: Tue, Dec 3, 2013

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN - The 2013-14 ski season was only a couple of hours old and there was still plenty of fresh snow to go around Nov. 23, but Bob Wight was calling it a day before noon. "I can't stay out as long as the young kids," said Wight, 66, of Salida. "Twelve to 15 runs...

  • Skier 'Superwoman Sally' of Colorado Springs is back from the brink of death

    Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

    Sally Francklyn stood high on Cody Peak in Wyoming, a lifelong skier at the top of her game, living the dream in her version of paradise, Jackson Hole. She clicked into her skis and dropped into a strip of rock-lined snow outside the ski area, so steep there's little margin of error...

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