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4 things to know about the Suzanne Morphew case in Colorado

It's been two months since Colorado woman Suzanne Morphew went missing near Salida. The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said in a press release on Thursday said that they have followed-up → Read More

Camper kills bear in self-defense in Colorado

A camper killed a 260-pound black bear in the backcountry near Nederland, Colorado after feeling as if his life was threatened. → Read More

Dangerous bear closes popular recreation spot in Colorado

A popular Colorado lake and the area around it will no longer be open to the public due to human-bear safety concerns. → Read More

Teen drowns in lake beneath popular glacier in Colorado

A 19-year-old man reportedly drowned in St. Mary's Lake over the holiday weekend after failing to resurface following a dive on Saturday. St. Mary's Lake is found along the popular → Read More

Hiker dies after fall during thunderstorm in Colorado

A 23-year-old hiker died after falling during an evening thunderstorm on Wednesday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office. → Read More

Draft guidelines for allowing Colorado concerts, outdoor events released

To many Coloradans, summer means concert season. Fear not, concerts may go on, along with fairs, receptions, and other outdoor events, despite the recent interruptions due to the COVID-19 shutdown. → Read More

UCCS student dies following 80-foot fall while rock climbing

Tragedy struck on June 10, when 18-year-old Elizabeth Marie Young, of Castle Rock, took an estimated 80-foot fall while rock climbing in Colorado. At the time of the accident, Young → Read More

‘Wolf-like’ creature approaches campsite in Colorado, with sightings reported in multiple counties

As more Coloradans head out to enjoy the state’s vast natural spaces, wolf sightings are on the rise. → Read More

Giant troll appears near cave in Colorado mountain town

Towering at 14-feet tall while sitting down, Halvor Flowstone is sure to be a favorite photo opportunity for families touring Colorado during the summer of 2020. → Read More

Man survives 1,300-foot fall in Colorado mountains

A 22-year-old male took a big fall in Colorado on Thursday morning when he fell approximately 1,300 feet down a snowfield before smashing into a grouping of rocks. → Read More

Protection of locals at tourist destinations promoted in new CTO campaign

Dubbed the “Care for Coloradans” initiative, a new campaign from the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is designed to encourage travelers to protect destinations, as well as the locals that live → Read More

Colorado gear company owner draws criticism for photo on iconic Hanging Lake log

The owner of a Denver-based outerwear company is again facing backlash online for allegedly breaking the rules in Colorado’s great outdoors. → Read More

Mount Evans Highway won’t open to vehicles this year, limiting hiking access

According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, Mount Evans Highway won’t be opening to vehicles during the 2020 season due to impacts of COVID-19. → Read More

Great American Beer Festival cancels in-person event, offers online solution

Considered by many to be the greatest beer festival in the world, Denver’s annual Great American Beer Festival made an announcement this week likely to disappoint many Coloradans – there’s → Read More

Will it be possible to see Medano Creek at the Great Sand Dunes this year?

The lifeline behind Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes, Medano Creek, plays a key function in allowing this natural phenomenon to exist consistently over time. → Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park announces plan to reopen

One of Colorado's most popular national parks plans to begin phased openings this month, according to a news release Tuesday. → Read More

Camping ban at state parks extended in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced that campgrounds, dispersed camping, and camping facilities managed by the department will remain closed. → Read More

Vail Resorts sued for millions over early end to 2019-2020 ski season

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong → Read More

WATCH: Groups in Denver protesting Colorado's stay-at-home order

Multiple groups are organizing protests in Denver against Colorado's stay-at-home order, which Democratic Gov. Jared Polis issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Biden tops Trump by 9 points in Fox News poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden topped President Trump by 9 percentage points in a Fox News poll released on Saturday. → Read More