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Scott Rappold

Environment/Recreation Reporter

  • Win prizes and get some exercise in our annual scavenger hunt

    Updated: Sat, Nov 30, 2013

    It's Thanksgiving and you know what that means, loyal Out There readers. Turkey, stuffing, gravy and the Second Annual Gazette Scavenger Hunt. In 2012, more than 30 set out in the parks and open spaces of the Pikes Peak region to sniff out clues, answer questions and get a little...

  • Pikes Pub: Dear brewers, can't we all just get along?

    Updated: Tue, Nov 26, 2013

    It's hard to imagine a more laid-back industry than craft brewing. More than 2,600 breweries operate in the U.S., and most are small operations launched by home brewers. They are collectively refining the nation's palate for quality beer, a product that brings friends and strangers...

  • Big weekend snow on the way for some Colorado ski areas

    Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    Southern Colorado ski areas should have plenty to be thankful for going into the holiday season, as more snow is expected in the high country through Saturday. Most ski areas picked up a few inches of snow overnight Wednesday, but that was just the warm-up. The National Weather...

  • Ski area survived the fires but faces an uphill beetle battle

    Updated: Thu, Nov 21, 2013

    WOLF CREEK SKI AREA? - It was a typical mid-November day high in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado. Brutal winds, white-out conditions and deep snow. While many ski areas were operating with a handful of runs on machine-made snow, Wolf Creek was 93 percent open, with twice...

  • Winter Fun Guide: Your time to get out and play

    Updated: Tue, Nov 19, 2013

    Winter in Colorado - it doesn't have to be all about dicey mountain passes, deadly avalanches and Jack Nicholson frozen in the snow. It can be fun. Colorado is a winter lover's paradise. More than 11 million people visited our ski areas last winter, nearly twice as many as the next...

  • Monarch Mountain announces opening ski date after big weekend of snow

    Updated: Mon, Nov 18, 2013

    Thanks to weekend snow, it'll be the first Thanksgiving skiing at the southern Colorado resort in 4 years

  • Discover a remote winter paradise in Crested Butte

    Published: Sun, Nov 17, 2013

    For much of the year, there's only one road in or out of the Elk Mountain hamlet of Crested Butte. The snow falls early and often in this valley, and once winter has entombed the landscape in its icy embrace, closing the mountain passes, Crested Butte can feel like the most remote...

  • Winter fun in Colorado: Ah, hot springs

    Updated: Sat, Nov 16, 2013

    TAKE A WINTER HOT SPRINGS SOAK PAGOSA HOT SPRINGS 165 Hot Springs Blvd., Pagosa Springs, 1-970-264-4168. Pagosahotsprings.com Sulphury, steamy and less crowded in winter than summer, this hot springs resort in the San Juans of southern Colorado has nearly two dozen pools, fed by...

  • Winter fun in Colorado: 48 hours in Breckenridge

    Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    FRIDAY 8 p.m.: Downstairs at Eric's After checking into your room or condo, hit Main Street. You're probably tired from the drive, so go casual at Downstairs at Eric's (111 S. Main St., 1-970-453-1401, downstairsaterics.com) a family-friendly pizza place and sports bar where you...

  • Once a church, soon to be Colorado Springs' largest-variety taproom

    Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    There's a lot of history in this old church. Colorado was not even a state when, in 1872, four brothers founded Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the first black church in Colorado Springs. A stately stone building later was built on the triangular lot at South Weber...

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