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Two children go missing on Colorado resort town trail, safely located

According to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, two 9-year-old boys and their dog went missing on Congo Trail in the Aspen Highlands Ski Area on Monday. The boys left for a short 10 to 15 minute walk, but had not returned after 40 minutes. At that point, parents called the sheriff's office for assistance. The boys returned home on their own roughly an hour after the call for help was made. They had made a wrong turn that put them on the top of the...
ASPEN, CO

Search and rescue call results in 'wild goose chase,' important reminder issued

According to a report from the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, their team, along with members of Aspen Ambulance District and Mountain Rescue Aspen, responded to a call from help that sent them on a 'wild goose chase' on September 25. It was reported that a 31-year-old male had sprained or broken his ankle in the area of Crater Lake and that the individual was unable to walk out of the field, requiring assistance. ...
PITKIN COUNTY, CO
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Inside the effort to save the Colorado tarantula

This time of year on the Southeastern plains of Colorado, hundreds of tarantulas crawl out of their dirt-caked homes at dusk and crawl for miles in search of a mate. Not much is known about the behavior of these eight-legged creatures, but last weekend, a team of scientists from the Butterfly Pavilion made the trip to the Southern Plains Land Trust's 43,000-acre Heartland Ranch looking for answers.
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Snow to hit Colorado peak this weekend

–––––– More snow is on the way to Colorado and days after a Tuesday round of wintery weather on the state's highest peaks, a bigger storm is expected to hit. According to forecasts from Mountain-Forecast.com, some peaks around the state will get a couple inches of snow on Tuesday night, including Pikes Peak. A little bit of precipitation is also expected on Wednesday night in the San Juans, like to appear as snow at high points of elevation.
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18-plus inches of snow forecast to hit Colorado peak this weekend

More snow is on the way to Colorado and days after a Tuesday round of wintery weather on the state's highest peaks, a bigger storm is expected to hit. According to forecasts from Mountain-Forecast.com, some peaks around the state will get a couple inches of snow on Tuesday night, including Pikes Peak. A little bit of precipitation is also expected on Wednesday night in the San Juans, like to appear as snow at high points of elevation.
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Famed ski mountaineer of Telluride missing on 26,781-foot peak

UPDATE [9/27/22]: Varied accounts of what happened continue to emerge, as is often the case with breaking news coming from remote, high-elevation terrain. While initial reports from Nepal pointed to Nelson falling into a crevasse, other accounts now point to a fall off of a cliff. Read more about this update and these varied reports here. As of last report, the search for Nelson continues.
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REPORT: Colorado's 'mother wolf' missing, likely dead

According to a report from the Coloradoan, the mother wolf of the North Park wolf pack hasn't been seen since February. An expert interviewed by reporter Miles Blumhardt indicates that the wolf is probably dead, with a likely scenario being that this happened legally at the hands of a human after entering Wyoming.
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[VIDEO] Train derailment caught on camera in Colorado

A video obtained by KDVR shows the moment a Regional Transportation District (RTD) light rail train derailed in Colorado, injuring 24 people. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon at Exposition Avenue and Sable Boulevard in Aurora. Three people were transported to the hospital from the scene. Fortunately, none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
AURORA, CO

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries when he hits moose on Guanella Pass roadway

A motorcyclist was seriously injured Friday when the rider hit a moose on Guanella Pass, the moose died in the crash. The incident happened at about 6:10 p.m. on Park County Road 62 on the Grant side of the pass, said Sgt. Troy Kessler, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman. The motorcyclist, identified as Adam Lamb, 44, of Colorado Springs, was southbound on CR 62 riding a 2016 KTM, when he hit the moose in the roadway, Kessler said. The motorcycle then hit a roadside post and Lamb was thrown from the enduro dirt bike. He suffered serious injuries including broken arms. Investigators suspect that alcohol and excessive speed contributed to the crash, Kessler said. An investigation is ongoing. ©2022 MediaNews Group, Inc. Visit at denverpost.com. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Non-profit helps multiple sclerosis survivor summit Colorado's tallest mountain

The Lockwood Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to make adventure more accessible, will soon be ending its fifth season of helping wheelchair users enjoy Colorado's mountain trails. This year, the foundation has created over 60 trail experiences for wheelchair users and people with extremely limited mobility on various trails around the state, including one mission where they assisted a multiple sclerosis survivor to the top of Mount Elbert. At...
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"Extinct" fish found reproducing naturally in Colorado waters

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has discovered the previously 'extinct' greenback cutthroat trout reproducing naturally in Colorado waters, according to an announcement from Governor Polis. "After more than a decade of intensive efforts to rescue the greenback cutthroat trout from the brink of extinction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday it has discovered that the state fish is naturally reproducing in Herman Gulch, one of the first places the agency stocked it in its native South Platte River drainage," CPW said in a news release. ...
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