COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages
Cover Story

COVER STORY: Community gardens provide numerous physical, mental benefits for all ages

By Jeffrey V. Smith FRONT RANGE There are plenty of reasons to participate in a community garden. Benefits range from the physical to mental. Here in the mountains, they provide an opportunity for people with limited space, soil or water rights to grow their own vegetables and flowers while giving an opportunity to meet neighbors … Continue reading

Culture / Skiing/Snowboarding

I-70 Mountain Express Lane opens Dec. 12

Toll collection waived during testing period; CDOT reminds drivers to get a pass. DENVER — The High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) today announced the opening of the eastbound I-70 Mountain Express Lane to traffic on Saturday, Dec. 12, from Empire to Idaho Springs. Travelers will be able to try … Continue reading

Forest Service order protects Mount Evans scenic gateway
Hiking/Backcountry

Forest Service order protects Mount Evans scenic gateway

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo.– To improve public safety and protect national resources, the U.S. Forest Service has closed National Forest System lands along a portion of Colo. Highway 103 to camping, campfires and other overnight uses. The closure applies to areas on the Arapaho National Forest within a quarter mile of Highway 103 between Idaho Springs … Continue reading