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Scott Rappold

Environment/Recreation Reporter

  • COLORADO TO DO LIST: 5K run to benefit Girls on the Run

    Published: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    R. SCOTT RAPPOLD Penrose-St. Francis Health Services 5K Benefiting Girls on the Run Pay a visit to the Venetucci Farm and get some exercise in thisrun Saturday to raise money for Girls on the Run, a nonprofitthat uses running to help build self-esteem in young girls.Runners of all...

  • Manitou man gives old skis new life as furniture

    Published: Thu, Nov 14, 2013

    For many of us, skis are much more than planks of wood and plastic. They've gotten us safely down steep, snowy mountains. We've endured blinding storms and frostbite-inducing temperatures in them. We've waxed and tuned them meticulously, likely taking better care of them than we do...

  • Many trails, parks around Colorado Springs remain closed after fires, floods

    Updated: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Not long ago, hikers could pick about any peak or green valley in Colorado Springs' mountain backdrop for a hike, bike or run. The options for a getaway within minutes of town were endless. Then the Waldo Canyon fire happened. Then the Black Forest fire happened. Then round after...

  • HAPPY TRAILS: Ghost Town Hollow

    Updated: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Conquer your fear of ghosts on this trail that leads to an abandoned mine and ghost town high on Pikes Peak, lasting testaments to a failed effort to scratch some valuable minerals from the peak. This is a great fall hike, but wait too long after the snow begins falling and snowshoes...

  • Five years after purchase, Corral Bluffs Open Space still closed

    Updated: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Every time she goes for a walk in the network of canyons, gulches and cliffs of Corral Bluffs Open Space, Jackie Hilaire finds something new. A turtle fossil. Petrified wood. A rare bird. Even the way the light reflects off the hoodoos seems to change daily. "We're finding more and...

  • Colorado Springs couple has lofty plans for a new brewery

    Updated: Tue, Nov 5, 2013

    Earlier this year, I heard about a new brewery in town. So I drove to 2935 North Prospect St., where I hoped to find – and weasel some free samples from – Lofty Brewing Co. Instead I found a dark, empty storefront in an out-of-the-way office building. I snooped around, asked some...

  • Colorado Springs, Woodland Park picked to host Pro Cycling Challenge; mountaintop stage finish included

    Updated: Mon, Nov 4, 2013

    The world's top cyclists will roar back into the Pikes Peak region next summer for two days of racing that will draw thousands of spectators and a global television audience. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will track across Colorado on Aug. 18-24, a schedule that includes a circuit...

  • Beer and religion come together at Monument brewery

    Updated: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    "Bless, O Lord, this creature beer, which thou hast deigned to produce from the fat of grain: that it may be a salutary remedy to the human race, and grant through the invocation of thy holy name; that, whoever shall drink it, may gain health in body and peace in soul." - Roman...

  • History lives on at Glen Eyrie Castle, the Colorado Springs spiritual retreat with an often-rocky past

    Updated: Sun, Nov 3, 2013

    There is a place that embodies stately old Colorado Springs, "Little London," "Newport of the Rockies," it's Glen Eyrie. The grand castle built by Gen. William Jackson Palmer, the pristine gardens and meticulously groomed meadows speak to the elegance and refinement Palmer sought...

  • Pikes Pub: Saturday will be the largest beer festival ever in the Springs

    Updated: Fri, Nov 1, 2013

    Whatever you had planned for Saturday, beer lovers, change your plans and pick up tickets to the largest beer festival ever held in Colorado Springs.

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