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Scott Rappold

Environment/Recreation Reporter

  • What are the scariest outdoor sports in Colorado? These 5 will make your blood curdle

    Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    Grant Wilson was roped to a giant sheet of ice 220 feet above the rocky ground, when the gravity of his situation occurred to him. "The whole face kind of popped and shifted a little bit," said Wilson, an ice-climbing instructor in Colorado Springs. "It'll wake you up." He made it...

  • Forest Service to burn brush piles

    Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    If you see smoke in the distance from Woodland Park, Monument or Divide over the next few months, no need to panic. The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that it will start annual burning of slash and brush piles, collected from forest thinning projects, in about a week. On...

  • Colorado Springs has some amazing homebrewers: Here are 5 of the best

    Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    Inside every successful commercial brewer beats the heart of a home brewer. And vice-versa. You'd be hard-pressed to find a brewery owner who didn't get started with plastic buckets in a garage or basement. Many of the dozens of small breweries that have opened in Colorado this...

  • Rocky Mountain National Park bouncing back after floods and federal shutdown

    Updated: Thu, Oct 24, 2013

    ESTES PARK- Autumn is Jean Langel's favorite time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. The aspens are golden, the elk are filling the valleys with the bugling and sparring of the rut and there just aren't as many people around. When she wanted to visit a few weeks ago, however, a...

  • HAPPY TRAILS: Dream Lake Trail

    Published: Wed, Oct 23, 2013

    If you have been to Rocky Mountain National Park, you probably hiked this mega-popular trail from the Bear Lake trailhead to a stunning alpine lake. You probably had lots of company and may have had to take the shuttle bus from a far-off parking lot just to get close to the trailhead....

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