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A dry spell in December left behind a weak layer of snow that has resulted in some dangerous avalanche conditions across Colorado.

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Monarch Mountain has plans for every Saturday in January as the mountain embraces ski safety month once again. 

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The Colorado High School Activities Association recently released its sports modifications and COVID-19 rules for the upcoming seasons. 

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A new study has found that visiting a health club presents a very low risk of catching COVID-19.

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The Central Colorado Conservancy made significant progress on a collaborative restoration project at the Sands Lake State Wildlife Area in 2020. 

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found after a thorough assessment that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted, but it won’t be protected as endangered at this point because its precluded by other, higher-priority listings. 

Following multiple meetings in the past week, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and state officials that will allow Season B sports and activities to begin practice Jan. 18.

The New Year’s Day 5K will return to Salida this year, but with some extra precautions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person who killed two cow elk at the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area and left them to waste.

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Before Santa Claus flies around the world giving gifts to kids, he’s going to take a quick break while his elves finish making toys to ski at Monarch on Christmas Eve. 

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Several seasonal trail closures are now in effect for the winter months in the Salida Mountain Trails system. 

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With 17 inches of new snow in the last week, skiers and riders got some of their first powder days at Monarch this season while the mountain also opened more trails and more lifts.

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The Salida High School cross country team recently held its awards and vision night remotely to recognize its athletes and their efforts this fall. 

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Skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers hoping to race through some gates this season will have an opportunity to do so at Monarch.

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Great Outdoors Colorado announced Friday the award of two grants, one to Salida and one to Poncha Springs, in the amount of $20,900 each, $41,800 total, for the Methodist Front Restoration Project.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking volunteers to fill two openings on the Habitat Partnership Program State Council. 

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A 2019 poaching case on the Uncompahgre Plateau has been resolved following guilty pleas by three adults and two juveniles.

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GARNA offers products from the Sixth Annual Photo Product Fundraiser including note card sets, 2021 calendar and canvas and metal prints. 

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The start of the winter high school sports season B has been delayed. 

Monarch Mountain will open for the season today, officials announced Thursday. 

The driving mission behind decades of work by Trout Unlimited  is to conserve, protect and restore America’s cold-water fisheries and their watersheds. 

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Derek Scott turned pro on his skateboard when he 15 years old. After graduating from Salida High School in 2015, he moved west to California. “That’s where skateboarding is,” Scott said. 

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The Pike and San Isabel National Forests recently released the final environmental impact statement and draft record of decision for its motorized travel management analysis. 

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Deer are on the move at this time of year migrating and looking for mates. But the animals are prone to getting tangled in summer gear left in backyards. 

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Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began offering the option of no-cost Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, livestock ear tags in early 2020, the state veterinarian’s office has dispensed 59,120 tags across Colorado. 

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A proposal to mine unconsolidated clay, sand and gravel material approximately 10 miles north of Salida is being considered by the Bureau of Land Management Royal Gorge Field Office.

Salida City Council members and members of Friends of Salida Skate Park help break ground Wednesday for the new skate park being constructed at Centennial Park. About 20 people showed up for the event. Kevin Lane of Grindline, the company constructing the skate park said work should be compl…

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The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting proposals from Colorado HOAs, community groups, local governments, fire protection districts, utilities and nonprofit organizations seeking funding to improve forest health, conduct forest restoration and reduce wildfire risk on non-federal land…

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Salida High School senior Lily Lengerich took her first step Thursday on her way from being a Spartan to becoming a Dragon, as she signed her letter of intent to swim at Minnesota State University – Moorhead next year.

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The City of Salida has been busy at Centennial Park and this week it will break ground on a new skatepark there. 

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The Colorado High School Activities Association released the spring season C football league alignments and schedules on Friday. 

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High school basketball players will need to wear masks while competing this winter, but the players will be given extra breaks to catch their breath under the latest rules released by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

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Until a couple years ago, gray wolves were extirpated from Colorado — they weren’t extinct, but they didn’t live here anymore. 

Salida Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service announced the last day to purchase fuelwood permits is Nov. 13. 

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The new, motorized singletrack trail in the Four Mile Travel Management Area, DudBob’s, is open, but it took a team effort during the last several years to complete. 

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While the door for electric bike use on many new public lands was unlocked recently by the Department of Interior, it will be a while still before any doors actually open to allow e-bikes on trails. 

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