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Even people who have never had a negative encounter with snakes can have a phobia of them. “Snakes have a lot of creepy features,” said Mary Ann Bonnell, a snake expert and the visitor services manager for Jeffco Open Space. “They trigger … more
In September 2013, it rained in Colorado. And it kept raining. So much so that some areas of the foothills received an entire annual precipitation accumulation average in 10 days, according to a paper written by Steven E. Yochum, a hydrologist … more
A man died on Oct. 7 after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while hiking Mt. Galbraith in Golden. A female hiking with Daniel Hohs, 31, placed the call at about 12:40 p.m., said Jenny Fulton, a spokesperson Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, and … more
Less than 100 feet from where a pair of snakes slither under an inconspicuous rock, people stand on belay for their climbing partners on the south face of North Table Mountain. “This is snake world,” Bryon Shipley said. Shipley with his … more
Tourism is a major industry in Colorado, with nearly 78 million visitors spending $19.1 billion in 2015, according to the Colorado Tourism Office. In the summer, outdoor recreation opportunities draw tourists by the thousands to locations … more
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