Jul 03, 2019 in Summer, Sustainability, Hiking, Travel Planning & Tips

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Mutt N' Strutt  - Scott DW Smith 

So, your friends are in town for the weekend and you’re planning to impress them all with a beautiful hike through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Good choice. If they are from sea-level, flat plains, or pretty much anywhere else in the country, they are sure to enjoy the beautiful views that await on the trail.

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Jul 03, 2019 in Travel Planning & Tips, Summer, Insider Secrets, Affordability, College

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Travel To and From Denver 

Bike-to-Work Day Denver was back on June 26, 2019. Have you ever enjoyed a carefree car ride through Colorado? If so, then you know how easy it is! If not, then let me tell you how easy it is to travel in an eco-friendly

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Jul 02, 2019 in Summer, Weather, Safety

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Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere or between the atmosphere and the ground. In the initial stages of development, air acts as an insulator between the positive and negative charges in the cloud and between the cloud and the ground; however, when the differences in charges becomes too great, this insulating capacity of the air breaks down and there is a rapid discharge of electricity that we know as lightning. There's so much to learn about lightning.
 

Lightning strikes the United States about 25 million times a year. Although most

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Jul 02, 2019 in Steamboat, Summer, Events, Kids & Family Friendly Zone

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Larry Pierce/Steamboat Ski Resort

 

It’s June 8, 2002, and I’m running alongside the Elk River in Steamboat, my legs feeling like jelly from the downhill pursuit and my heart racing as we near town. I’m one of a few hundred participants in the Steamboat Marathon and I’m overjoyed at my discovery as my boyfriend, Carlton, later toast the race with margaritas at a downtown watering hole. Who knew that a ski resort could

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Jun 28, 2019 in Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Granby Ranch, Kendall Mountain, Purgatory, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park

Steamboat Springs Fireworks

Photo Credit: Steamboat 

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts will be hosting events and festivities over the Independence Day holiday. Join Coloradans and visitors alike to mark the holiday with summer celebrations including delicious food, live music, holiday parades, family-friendly activities and brilliant fireworks displays to light up the sky. Events are subject to the weather.

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Skiing on the Fourth of July and Weekend Events

For the first

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Jun 27, 2019 in Summer, Arapahoe Basin

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Waterfall near Arapahoe Basin 

There’s nothing quite like a day off in Colorado. No school, no work. Just a wide-open schedule. You can practically hear the Rocky Mountains calling your name.

How will you spend your precious mountain day?

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Jun 26, 2019 in Sustainability

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Snow caps the line of the Himalayas in this 70mm frame photographed by a space shuttle using a handheld 70mm camera.

Credit: NASA

 

Snowflakes that cover mountains or linger under tree canopies are a vital freshwater resource for over a billion people around the world. To help determine how much freshwater is stored in snow, a team of NASA-funded researchers is creating a computer-based tool that simulates the best way to

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Jun 19, 2019 in Summer, Snow

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Well, it is June in Colorado. What else could that mean other than random spurts of hot and cold weather? Colorado hasn't seen too much warm weather this Spring. In fact, May ended as one of the top 5 coldest May on record. And June is already running below average in the temperature department as well. 

Let's talk about this next system coming up. Currently, our area of low pressure that I'm tracking is in the Northern Rockies where is it already raining and snowing at higher elevations. That system will track east through Montana and then proceed to move east across the Northern U.S. Plains.

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Jun 19, 2019 in Summer, Sustainability

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National Park Land in the Rocky Mountains

Did you know, hiking burns 200 calories per hour for an average 10-year-old. Mountain biking, even more. Add up a day of these activities in the Colorado high country and the sum is a whole lotta Lara bar wrappers, apple cores and plastic bags from the peanut butter and jelly sandwich bags. Not to mention the unmentionable waste that such consumption triggers among

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Jun 13, 2019 in Summer

This past winter was no joke. We know that there was a lot of snow and a lot of moisture in that snow as well. One of the greatest effects of a great winter season was the eradication of the drought that persisted across the state for quite some time. In fact, there was so much moisture this winter that the state of Colorado has gone completely drought-free for the first time since drought records began! Take a look below at the percent of normal precipitation we saw over the last 4 months. 

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Percent of Precipitation as Compared to Normal over the last 120 days - WeatherBell 

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