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2 years 6 months ago

Body of man killed by rockslide recovered

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered the body of a Connecticut man killed by a rockslide on Hagerman Peak near Snowmass Mountain. The Aspen Times said the body of 24-year-old Rob Jansen of New Canaan, Conn., was recovered on Monday by a National Guard helicopter from the High-Altitude Army...

3 years 6 months ago

Jailed Americans in Iran back in court

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran says he is waiting for a second, key signature on bail arrangements for a possible release of his clients, convicted of spying. Masoud Shafiei says he is back in court on Sunday, trying to complete the paperwork on...

3 years 6 months ago

Hiker dies in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 41-year-old hiker has died after falling off a ridge near Pitkin County's Pyramid Peak. Sheriff's Deputy Jason Kasper told The Aspen Times the hiker died Saturday but that efforts to recover the man's body were suspended because of unpredictable weather and adverse terrain. ...

3 years 11 months ago

Thieves steal while car owners hike

Thieves are targeting parking lots around town and the Colorado Springs Police Departments says that no one parking lot is being hit more than the other. They have no leads as of now. Palmer Park, Bear Creek Park, Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon Park and Red Rock Canyon...

4 years 5 months ago

Section 16 gets council's approval

Colorado Springs City Council has approved to purchase Manitou Section 16 to keep the 640 acres of land open space. Section 16 is located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs. The vote was unanimous Tuesday afternoon. The city had been leasing the land since 2005 from the State...

4 years 6 months ago

Counters needed on area trails

Wanted: A few good counters The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is looking for volunteers to track bicycle and pedestrian traffic on area trails and bicycle lanes in mid-September. This count program will map the level of usage of the region's bicycle and pedestrian routes. This data...

4 years 8 months ago

Bear season safety tips

Two bears ravaged a camp ground near The Broadmoor on Sunday afternoon. It's not quite what you may think. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo puts on this simulation to show what could happen if you don't take the proper precautions when out in the wilderness or even your back yard. The...

4 years 9 months ago

Voice your ideas for the Manitou Incline

Hiking, biking and running the Manitou Incline are all on the table, as the cities of Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs explore the recreational use of the base of Pikes Peak. Trail and trailhead design, parking and traffic--it will all be addressed at three public meetings to be held...

4 years 10 months ago

Paying for the peaks: hiking charges considered

Hikers who tackle some of Colorado's highest peaks could soon face a toll beyond the physical. The federal government is considering charging hikers up to $20 to access popular mountaintops. The U.S. Forest Service says it will consider permit fees to cover trail improvements at some of Colorado "fourteeners"...

5 years 2 months ago

Opening of Pikes Peak south slope being planned

It seems the discussion has gone on for years. Now it looks like Colorado Springs Utilities is ready to open the southern slope of Pikes Peak for public use. "We're proposing some hiking trails, some fishing opportunities and also some hand launch boating." explains Kirsta Scherff-Norris, a wildlife biologist and...

5 years 3 months ago

Iran to try 3 Americans who crossed border

Iran has said they were spying. Now the foreign minister says the three Americans jailed since July will be tried, though he's not saying on what charges. Relatives and the U.S. government say the three were innocently hiking in northern Iraq and accidentally crossed into Iran. The foreign minister's comments...

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