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Thursday, September 11,2014

Ride, run and, above all, race

Boulder Cup cyclocross comes to Valmont Bike Park

By Elizabeth Miller
Hour-long cyclocross races are held on technical, hilly circuits and demand a high level of bike handling skill and physical fitness.
Thursday, September 4,2014

The sport of knaves

Polo for the people

By Josh Gross
The attire is sun hats, plaid shirts and jeans. A line of pickups and Suburus are backed up to the field so people can tailgate. Two girls drive by in a John Deere golf cart shouting “Beer?” as a pit bull trots alongside nipping at the wheels. The teams on the field are delineated as red versus blue.
Thursday, September 4,2014


Half a century of climbing comes to life in Sender Films’ ‘Valley Uprising’

By Elizabeth Miller
No question, the overarching goal of telling the history of climbing in the Yosemite Valley in a single film must have been daunting. This year, Sender Films is using the Reel Rock Film Tour, with its round-the-world schedule that includes hundreds of stops, to showcase.
Thursday, August 28,2014

A bolt out of the blue

Lightning strikes ahead of the storm at Vedauwoo

By Elizabeth Miller
When she made the choice to call climbing to an end that day at Vedauwoo, a rock climbing area in southern Wyoming, Emily Isaacs was making what she saw as a conservative call on safety. Most of the 12- to 13-year-old girls on The Women’s Wilderness Institute trip she was working as a rock tech for had climbed by lunch, and while they were eating, Isaacs, a wilderness therapist and professional rock climbing guide, started to see the traces of a storm on the horizon.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Pedal on up

The next generation of cyclists brings a wave of change to the sport, ushered in by some of those lost in the middle

By Elizabeth Miller
At the end of the cycling season a year after Timmy Duggan rode on the U.S. Olympic cycling team, he chose to retire. He was just 31 years old and on the edge of what could have been his best cycling years.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Carrying on with a heavy load

Sherpas continuing conversation on increased wages and life insurance in the wake of Everest tragedy

By Elizabeth Miller
For Lakpa Rita Sherpa, there was no question. After five of his men died on the side of Everest in the avalanche that swept down its slopes on April 18, he had two things to do — take the body of a friend home, and then come back to Base Camp to tell his team that for him, the season was over.
Thursday, August 7,2014


Exploring mountain biking’s Boulder roots in Crested Butte

By Tom Winter
We catch our first sight of the peak after traversing the very passable and amazingly scenic Kebler Pass dirt road, the back door into Crested Butte. As we enter the historic Colorado mining town, it’s impossible not to look past the restored Victorians and the funky shacks to the jagged mountain that gave this town its name.
Thursday, July 31,2014

Hope on the St. Vrain

A Lyons-based angler returns to a favorite fishing hole

By Greg Lowell
There was no expectation in this fishing trip; I was prepared to be disappointed. But the day was warm and sometimes it’s enough to stand in the river’s cool current and go through the motions. Trout were, it seemed, out of the question but there was a part of me that thought just maybe something had survived the monster flood of 2013.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Far from tapping out

Olympic hopeful boxer channels thirst for medals to coaching at Boulder’s new boxing gym

By Cayte Bosler
Carrie Barry worked for years to be the first American female boxer at the Olympics. It didn´t happen. Here´s how she bounced back.
Thursday, July 10,2014

No man overboard

River trip for veterans helps battle the odds

By Elizabeth Miller
The issues veterans face are — in some ways — as big and unmanageable as the Colorado River running through Cataract Canyon this spring. At up to 58,000 cubic feet per second, it was flipping so many rafts that passengers in a 12-foot paddleboat just had to expect to swim.