Boulder Weekly

History in the making: Meet some of the women changing the face of the Front Range

Sometimes it’s easy to pin down the exact moment a woman changes the world. 

Rock climbing changed forever when Lynn Hill became the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan. Rolling Stone named Aretha Franklin the greatest singer of all time, twice. 

The Colorado Sun

Black Everest expedition aimed to increase diversity in the mountains. What are the results two years later?

Before May 12, 2022, only eight Black people had ever summited Mount Everest. The Full Circle Everest team nearly doubled that number when seven members of the all-Black expedition made it to the top of the 29,032-foot Himalayan peak.

10 Reasons Why Climbers Should Live in the Midwest

Shortly after graduating from the University of Kansas, I followed in the footsteps of countless Midwestern climbers before me: I stuffed my Subaru to its roof with my entire net worth (which primarily consisted of abused climbing gear, thrifted Patagonia apparel, and an excessive number of secondhand Canon camera lenses) and moved to Boulder.

The Colorado Sun

Indoor skiing at new Snobahn in Thornton could help resort industry groom next generation of skiers

Reid Simmons stands at the top of the ramp, grinning under a helmet covered in stickers. He takes a second to readjust a knee pad before dropping in. 

Simmons, 18, makes the scooter he rides look small. He gains enough momentum on the downhill to shoot up over the ramp’s lip and execute a perfect backflip. 

Colorado Newsline

100s support Palestinians during ‘die-in’ outside Colorado-based Woodward

About 300 people gathered outside the headquarters of Woodward in Fort Collins on Friday to protest the company’s alleged involvement in the Israel-Hamas war. Event organizers held multiple 10-minute-long “die-ins” — a demonstration in which protesters lie on the ground and pretend to be dead — to show solidarity with Palestinians and demand action from Woodward executives.

If You’ve Been to Yosemite Lately You’ll Have Heard of Her. If Not…

On a chilly spring evening in early April, Amity Warme and Brent Barghahn scrambled onto the summit of El Capitan, exhausted and overjoyed. They had just topped out Freerider (VI 5.13a; 32 pitches) in a truly enviable style: In a little over 18 hours, without support, rap rehearsal, or stashed gear, they both free climbed the route, making Warme only the fifth woman to free the Big Stone in a day, and likely the first to do so in this self-reliant style. 

Kansas Reflector

Candlelight vigil at Statehouse honors Kansas officers killed in the line of duty

Community members and law enforcement officers gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday evening to commemorate bonds that one speaker described “as strong as family.”

The Lawrence Times

Staying strong, even in limbo: Meet scientist and aerial artist Jodi Simeon

Every week, a group of women gather to practice aerial arts on 19-foot-tall silks. One of them is 26-year-old Jodi Simeon — described as fearless, despite knowing that her future in Lawrence hinges on random chance.

See also: Mountain biking in Kansas? It exists, and it’s thriving: Meet Oona Nelson

Kansas Reflector

Lawrence police work with domestic violence center to prevent and identify human trafficking

In the years following a high-profile murder case, the Lawrence Police Department and The Willow Domestic Violence Center  joined forces to help victims of human trafficking.

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