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Mountain war pits makeshift smoke shacks against $15 beers

Bang them together out of fallen trees, hang out and smoke, just don't  bring a TV news crew along with you.

Pitkin County eyes re-starting drilling regs discussion even as industry litigation...

The Pitkin County commissioners have rekindled the idea of taking a much tougher regulatory stance on natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale, according to the Aspen Times.

Polis presents draft wilderness bill for public consumption

U.S. Congressman Jared Polis, whose sprawling district includes Boulder but also some of the most intensely utilized national forest land in the state, this...

Polis weighs into fray over ‘Hidden Gems’ wilderness proposal

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Boulder) is clearly trying to head off health care town hall-style lynch mobs at the pass by getting out in...

Ralston heralds wilderness plan to block ‘extractive development’

AVON -- Colorado mountaineer Aron Ralston, famous for a bouldering mishap in Utah which he survived by amputating his own forearm, has been touring...

Hidden Gems, or locked away too tightly? Wilderness plan stirs debate

A coalition of environmental groups looking to drum up local support for a huge new wilderness bill that could protect up to 450,000 acres...

Can ATV riders, bird watchers, skiers and snowmobilers all just get...

The sprawling 2.5-million-acre White River National Forest in Colorado’s central and northern Rocky Mountains is home to some of the most renowned ski areas in the world, including Vail and Aspen, but other methods of recreating are likely to be the most controversial elements of a revised travel management plan released Thursday.

White River Nat’l Forest to Release Draft Plan

The White River National Forest (WRNF) went through a re-evaluation of its Travel Management Plan several years ago. It was announced on Thursday that...