David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsJanuary 25, 20188min502
Not since December of 2014, when Republicans controlled both chambers but not the White House, has a federal wilderness bill in Colorado been approved by Congress. The climate would seem even more unfavorable these days, with the GOP now firmly in charge of Congress and the executive branch and President Donald Trump using his power […]

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David O. WilliamsDavid O. WilliamsAugust 29, 20169min572

When Garett Reppenhagen, an honorably discharged cavalry scout and a sniper with the U.S. Army First Infantry Division, returned to his home state of Colorado in 2005 after serving in Kosovo and Iraq, the wilderness advocate recovered by spending time on public lands. “When I came home I looked to the outdoors kind of instinctively to find healing and repose from the war,” said Reppenhagen, Rocky Mountain Director of the Vet Voice Foundation. “My mom’s house is in Green Mountain Falls near Colorado Springs and borders Pike National Forest and Pikes Peak, so that mountain was kind of a sanctuary for me.”