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The Salida boys and girls cross country teams both overcame adversity to punch their tickets to the state championships with runner-up finishes at Friday’s regional meet. 

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Bureau of Land Managment seeks comments on a proposal to reroute a severely damaged section of the single-track, motorized use Rainbow Trail near Coaldale. 

The Department of the Interior recently announced that it finalized electric bike (e-bike) regulations that  will pave the way for land managers to allow more people, especially older Americans and those with physical limitations, to experience bicycling on public lands managed by the Nation…

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One of the first things Joel Gratz from OnTheSnow said Sunday at the Central Colorado Humanist’s Science Sunday was that it is nearly impossible to create an accurate forecast for the ski season months in advance. 

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Zach Tidechild was hoping to win his third Aspen Leaf Two Person Fall Classic golf tournament in a row during the weekend. A rough start on Buena Vista’s Collegiate Peaks Golf Course, however, had him and his partner Eric Johnson digging out of a hole in the first flight. 

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Chaffee County 4-H will observe National 4-H week by highlighiting some of the inspirational youth who work tirelessly to support one another and their communities. 

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The Salida boys and girls’ cross country teams both captured 3A Tri-Peak League titles Friday at Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy near Colorado Springs. 

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Organizers have reset the date for the 15th annual Run Through Time trail marathon, half marathon and two-mile fun run to Oct. 11 because of pandemic precautions back in March, the event’s usual date. 

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The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve announced Tuesday that the visitor center interior including public restrooms, some interior exhibits and the Western National Parks Association Park Store will reopen Thursday. 

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“Our lives today are infinitely easier than their lives, but I am not sure our lives are better,” Leadville resident Dave TenEyck wrote of his ancestors before leaving for a 120-mile trek on the Colorado Trail in August. “I intend to relive those less hectic times.”

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The Salida High School Spartans were able to hold their annual cross country classic on Saturday, with the varsity competition at Vandaveer Ranch and the junior varsity running around Frantz Lake. 

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct mandatory chronic wasting disease testing during the 2020 hunting season in specific game management units as part of efforts to control spread of the disease with its Colorado Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan.

A new skate park, sand volleyball courts, new sidewalks and improved accessibility are among the renovations planned with work beginning this month on Holman Avenue and Centennial Park.

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 The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Salida Parks and Rec are teaming up for another year of Stream Explorers to connect kids to the river in their backyard. 

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Salida freshman Ben Clayton found himself in a three-way tie for the final state qualifying spot Tuesday at Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Golf Club. 

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The Salida Spartans will wait and play football this spring during season C, Salida athletic director Jim Coscarella announced on Monday.

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When new rangers are in training, a common phrase we hear is “we cannot train you for everything that may happen, because anything can happen.”

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The Salida girls cross country team had its five scorers all finish in the top-seven Saturday in Gunnison, helping the Lady Spartans run away with the team title. 

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The Salida boys’ golf team shot its best team score of the season Thursday at the Hollydot golf course, leap frogging over two its Tri-Peaks league foes to finish third in final league standings. 

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Salida’s junior varsity cross country teams got some experience racing in Buena Vista on Friday and their performances impressed their coach.

Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors voted to stick to the current modified 2020-2021 sports schedule last week, however, CHSAA announced late Wednesday that certain outdoor sports, including football, will be allowed this fall. Gov. Jared Polis signed off on the …

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The Salida boys golf team has had to putt on plenty of tough greens this season, but the Pueblo Country Club’s provided even more of a challenge for the golfers.

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Salida High School cross country teams got smoked out and snowed out last week before running in a stampede on Saturday. 

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After the Colorado High School Activities Association’s board of directors voted to stick to the current modified 2020-2021 sports schedule last week, the association took up the issue again on Friday. 

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Last week was scheduled to be a busy week for the Salida High School boys golf team. The Spartans had three tournaments scheduled on back-to-back-to-back days, Wednesday through Friday. After snow caused the first two competitions to be postponed and cancelled, the Spartans initially held ou…

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The Solstice Trail is one of the newest additions to the Methodist Mountain trail system, but it’s already being threatened. 

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Buena Vista’s shoulder-season celebration 14erFest will not be held this year due to “too many uncertainties to juggle,” according to a Facebook post on the event’s page.

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When the Colorado High School Activities Association released its sports schedules for the 2020-2021 school year, many fall sports were postponed until the new year. 

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Salida’s cross country teams ran on two different courses in Alamosa on Friday, splitting its squad for the COVID-style races. The races were limited to 50 athletes, who had to be masked up except during the actual race, except maybe to eat quick snack. 

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Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, Colorado Mountain College, Salida Mountain Sports and the City of Salida are hosting a beginning backpacking course 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Riverside Park. 

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Jon MacManus was doing a 500-piece puzzle in Lake City Sunday night. Looking at all of the pieces scattered on the table helped him put his recent feat in perspective. 

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The Higel State Wildlife Area in the San Luis Valley is well known to offer prime waterfowl and small game hunting. Now, with the addition of two adjacent parcels, more acres are available for sportspersons.

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Despite a few rough starts and playing through some tough roughs, the Salida boys’ golf team was able to pull off a fifth place finish Wednesday at the Pueblo South 2020 Invitation at Elmwood Golf Club.

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Although Salida Bike Fest will be trimmed down this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, bikers still have the opportunity to race, ride the Monarch Crest and parade around town on decorated bikes. 

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The cross country season will be different this year for the Salida High School Spartans. With the Colorado High School Activities Association taking action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the season will be two weeks shorter than in the past and meets will be smaller. Daily temperature …

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Amelia Orton-Palmer has never been to Tennessee, but over the last few months she’s been running across the state during The Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee. The virtual race took place from May 1 to Aug. 31, challenging people to run 1,000 kilometers, just over 621 miles, which equals t…

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The Monarch Pass Forest and Watershed Health Project has entered a new phase, and Miller Timber Services has begun work to remove beetle-kill trees on the steep slopes south of U.S. 50 using cut-to-length (CTL) logging equipment.

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Tami Smith ran away with her second low-gross title in a row at the women’s club championship held Saturday and Sunday at the Salida Golf Course. 

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