Now that there’s daylight, let’s take a look at the top of America’s Mountain.

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We know what it looks like at ground level. Here’s a peak at the Peak!

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Warm and Dry November

On November 29, 2012 By

Colorado Springs has seen less than an inch of precipitation so far this fall. Continued drought could impact water use.

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Aspen Extravaganza

On October 1, 2012 By

While the term arborglyphs is usually reserved for the tree carvings of Basque and Irish sheepherders who used aspen trunks to communicate with one another came to the United States to tend sheep in places like the Pacific Northwest and Nevada (see a beautiful slide show of Basque arborglyphs from Nevada HERE) there’s […]

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As the official photographer of the famed Hayden Geological Surveys of the Western United States in the early 1870’s, William Henry Jackson was the first to document many of the Rocky Mountain’s legendary vistas – these photographs played a major role in the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. One of […]

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This 1957 Chevy truck commercial was shot by Alexander Film Company on the declivities of Pikes Peak. At first it seems that this might be nothing more than a routine drive up the Pikes Peak Highway in an attempt to impress the less savvy of their would-be customers with the dramatic backdrops offered […]

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Aspen resident Neal Biedleman returned to climb Mount Everest earlier this year, retracing the steps he took on a trip there 15 years ago that turned into a tragedy. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen recently caught up with the climber, and has this report.

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