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Vail Resorts joins push by Udall, Polis for new wilderness designations in Colorado The Colorado Independent Aril 23, 2012

Shoemaker: The value of wilderness Summit Daily news April 19, 2012

Udall: Wilderness is a 'great economic engine' Summit County Citizen's Voice March 26, 2012

High country businesses support wilderness Summit County Citizen's Voice March 14, 2012

Protecting big game habitat Denver Post March 4, 2012

Sen. Udall sets wilderness info meeting in Avon Summit County Citizen's Voice March 4, 2012

Udall wilderness proposal includes Hidden Gems lands Aspen Daily News February 28, 2012

Udall wilderness plan eyes Pitkin County Aspen Times February 28, 2012

Udall wants feedback on creating wilderness areas Associated Press February 27, 2012

Business owners lobby Tipton on wilderness plan Denver Post January 20, 2012

Business owners lobby Tipton on wilderness plan Aspen Times January 20, 2012

176 local businesses write letter to Rep. Tipton in support of the Hidden Gems KDNK Radio January 19, 2012

New stickers add angle to Hidden Gems debate Aspen Times December 2, 2011

Polis, Degette pleased to see Interior include Colorado areas in new wilderness report - Colorado Independent November 11, 2011

A proud bipartisan tradition of supporting wilderness - Guest Commentary by Tim Wirth Denver Post October 31, 2011

Bennet says he supports Hidden Gems legislation Aspen Daily News August 16, 2011

Moving Mountains Aspen Times Weekly July 23, 2011

Hidden Gems Campaign offers free public hikes into proposed wilderness areas Real Vail July 5, 2011

Hike to Hidden Gem Aspen Times June 24, 2011

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and the wilderness Preservation Act Denver Post Op-ed May 18, 2011

Colorado congressman announces reintroduction of wilderness act Yellow Scene Magazine April 25, 2011

Rep. Polis to try again with wilderness bill Aspen Public Radio April 25, 2011

Rep. Polis' wilderness bill is back, but can it pass? KDNK April 23, 2011 (Scroll down to Issue #47)

Hidden Gems Wilderness bill acheves key milestone Colorado's Wild Areas April 23, 2011

Rep. Polis will renew Wilderness bill for Eagle-Summit area Aspen Times April 23,2011

Colorado wilderness would increase by thousands of acres under new bill Denver Post April 22, 2011

Rep. Polis reintroduces Colorado wilderness bill Summit County Citizens Voice April 23, 2011

Eagle County's congressman reintroduces wilderness bill Vail Daily april 22, 2011

Polis reintroduces Colorado Wilderness Bill KUNC April 22, 2011

"Hidden Gems 2.0" - Another Attempt at Wilderness? Public News Service March 21, 2011

Polis to reintroduce wilderness bill Glenwood Post Independent Feb 7, 2011

Big game benefits from wilderness/roadless areas Aspen Times Jan. 29, 2011

Wilderness advocates size up changed landscape Grand Junction Sentinel Jan. 15, 2011

Environment Foundation gave $200,000 in grants including $10,000 to Gems - Aspen Times Jan 6, 2011

Wilderness campaigns advance, hit set backs - KDNK radio Dec 30, 2010

Can Bikers and hikers share wilderness areas? - New West Dec 23, 2010

Gems Bill dies as Congress gives up on land designation - Aspen Daily News Dec 22, 2010

Wildernss backers cite local support; hopeful congress will back plans
- Colorado Indpendent Dec 21, 2010

Artwork for a beautiful world- Gems art benefit - Summit Daily News Dec. 17, 2010

Gunnison endorses Hidden Gems, completing the county outreach - Aspen Daily News, Dec. 9, 2010

County Approves Gems - Crested Butte News Dec. 12, 2010

Hidden Gems gets positive response from commissioners
- Crested Butte News, Dec. 3, 2010

Cycling groups team up - Gunnison County Time,s Dec. 2, 2010

County supports Hidden Gems plan - Gunnison County Times, Nov. 25, 2010

Polis wilderness plan gets some county support  Summit County Citizens Voice, Nov. 19, 2010

PitCo endorses Gems wilderness Aspen Daily News, Nov. 18, 2010

Hidden Gems proposal wins Pitkin County's blessing Aspen Times, Nov. 18, 2010

PitkinCounty approves gems draft endorsement Aspen Daily News, Nov. 10, 2010

Hidden Gems 2.0 earns Pitkin County's support Aspen Times, Nov. 10, 2010

Hidden Gems helps protect state's future Boulder Daily Camera Nov, 9 2010

Fire officials to survey proposed wilderness near Aspen Aspen Daily News Nov 8, 2010

Tipton cool to spending and land conservation - Aspen Daily News Nov 8, 2010

Salazar's defeat sends Hidden Gems back a step - Post Independent Nov 8, 2010

Wilderness bill won't affect operations of Gaurd training site - Grand Junction Sentinel November 1, 2010

Wilderness proposal still in limbo - Summit Daily Oct 30, 2010

Wilderness protection is vital to our region - Post Independent Oct 21, 2010

Access Fund supports Colorado Wilderness Proposals - Summit County Citizens Voice, Oct. 19, 2010

Polis beats Buzzer with Wilderness Bill Aspen Times. Oct. 1, 2010

Colorado Wilderness Bill introduced in Congress Summit County Citizens Voice, Oct. 1, 2010

Congressman send portion of Gems proposal to Capitol Hill Aspen Daily News, Oct. 1, 2010

Pitkin County prepares support for Hidden Gems - Aspen Times, Sept. 22, 2010

Pitkin County to draft Gems endorsement Aspen Daily News Sept. 22, 2010

Vail supports wilderness plan - Vail Daily, Sept. 22, 2010

Roger Marolt: Taking the high road on a decision about Hidden Gems - Aspen Times, Sept. 17, 2010

Downvalley bikers crank it up for fun and wilderness - Sopris Sun, Sept 16, 2010

Gems Campaign to pitch PitCo again - Aspen Daily News ,Sept 20, 2010

Debate over the Hidden Gems plan spreads to sticker wars - Aspen Times, Sept 15, 2010

KDNK radio series on the Hidden Gems
- KDNK, Aug 30 to Sept. 3, 2010

Pitkin County likely to endorse wilderness bill - Aspen Daily News,September 6, 2010

Hidden Gems face two other wilderness visions
- Sopris Sun, September 2, 2010

Colorado Conservation Groups Rallying for New Wilderness
Summit County Citizens Voice August 31, 2010

Hikers rescued from Holy Cross Wilderness
Vail Daily August  28, 2010

Environmental groups back Eagle-Summit Wilderness Proposal Vail Daily August  27, 2010

Forest Supervisor supports Polis on Hidden Gems Vail Daily August 19, 2010

Polis Wilderness Plan focuses on concensus Aspen Times August 13, 2010

Polis writes draft Hidden Gems Bill Summit County Citizens Voice August 9, 2010

Rep Polis floats draft of Gems Wildernss Bill  Aspen Daily News August 10, 2010

Rep. Polis' plan whittles down Hidden Gems Aspen Times August 10, 2010

Polis floats draft wilderness proposal limited to Summit and Eagle Counties Real Vail August 9, 2010

Vail Council tabels resolution of support for the Hidden Gems
Real Vail August 5, 2010

Water district: too soon for Gems Vail Daily August 4, 2010

Vail Council may vote to back controversial Hidden Gems wilderness proposal - Real Vai August 1, 2010

Vail to consider support for Hidden Gems - Vail Daily July 30, 2010

White River Drilling forecast: Big Increase- 10 times the number of current oil and gas wells - Grand Junction Sentinel July 15, 2010

Proponents urge Polis to move on Wilderness Plan - USA Today July 9th, 2010

Basalt firefighters finalize position on Basalt Mountain - The Aspen Times June 25, 2010

Hidden Gems campaign pitches Pitco - Aspen Daly News June 23, 2010

Pitkin County to Gems: Get more public comment Aspen Times - June 23, 2010

Aspen SkiCo endorses Hidden Gems - Aspen Daily News - June 22, 2010

Patrioits for wilderness - Aspen Times - June 21, 2010

Hidden Gems wilderness proposal contentious - Grand Junctions Sentinel - June 18, 2010

Pitkin County to weigh in on Hidden Gems proposal - Aspen Times - June 18, 2010

Colorado Wilderness Proposal ignites passionate debate over public lands - KUNC - June 16, 2010

Wilderness effort for "hidden Gems" causes open conflict
- Colorado Spring Gazzette - June 16, 2010

Gems campaign touts spending study: quiet recreationalist outspend snowmobilers 3 to 1 - Aspen Daily News - June 14, 2010

Environmental groups, recreational communtiy dived over land protection
- Denver Post - June 14, 2010

Hidden Gems: No more concessions for recreation - Aspen Times - June 11, 2010

Firefighters and Gems still split on Basalt Mountain - Aspen Times - June 11, 2010

Gypsum shares concerns about Hidden Gems with campaign reps - Vail Daily - June 9, 2010

Gems legislation moving slowly
- Vail Daily Editorial - June 9, 2010

ACES Op-ed in support of Hidden Gems - Aspen Times - June 8, 2010

Polis gets an earful on Summit County wildernes plan - Summit County Citizens Voice - June 4, 2010

Polis: Hidden gems won't outla motorized use - Summit County Citizens Voice - June 4, 2010

Hundreds attend Gems meeting in Edwards - Vail Daily - June 4, 2010

Gems friends and foes rally troops to Edwards meeting
- Aspen Times - June 4, 2010

Congressman gets an earful of Gems
- Aspen Daily News - June 4, 2010

Basalt firefighters back 90 percent of Gems' plan - Aspen Times - May 26, 2010

Basalt fire officials bring Gems objection to commisioners
- Aspen Daily News - May 26, 2010

Gems, fire-fighters to collaborate before county meeting
- Aspen Daily News - May 25, 2010

Firefighter, Hidden Gems negotiate on Basalt Mountain - Aspen Times May 25, 2010

Aron Ralston backs the Hidden Gems: Op-Ed.  - Summit County Citizens Voice - May 21, 2010

Hidden Gems endorsed by Crystral River Caucus - Aspen Daily News 19, 2010

Crystal River Caucus Votes to Support the Gems - Aspen Times May 18, 2010

Basalt fire's opposition to Gems proposal fuels critisim - Aspen Times May 14, 2010

'Gems' backers offer aerial view of Vail Valley - Vail Daily May 14, 2010

Wilderness Matters, Why I'm for the Hidden Gems, David Gorsuch - Vail Daily May 7th, 2010

Commissioners endorse most Eagle County 'Gems' - Aspen Daily News May 6, 2010

ACES endorces Hidden Gems
- Aspen Daily News May 6, 2010

Hidden Gems Debate revs to a higher level with public forums - Aspen Times May 6, 2010

A New View of Shrinking Vastness
- Crested Butte News April 23, 2010

Half of Hidden Gems Sent to Washington - Gunnison County Times, April 15, 2010

Poll Shows Strong Support for Hidden Gems - Summit Daily News, April 14, 2010

Eagle County Commisioners nearly finished with Hidden Gems - Post Independent, April 14, 2010

Town of Breckenridge endorses Hidden Gems - Summit Daily News, April 11, 2010

Hidden Gem Wilderness Proposal submitted to Polis - Summit Daily News, April 6, 2010

Pro-Wilderness bikers organize to support the Gems
- Aspen Daily News, March 22, 2010

Roaring Fork Ranchers want more wilderneess
- Summit County Citizens Voice. March 21, 2010

Gems proposal may include additional Hay Park area
- The Aspen Times, March 20, 2010

New Carbondale biking group offers Gems support - The Aspen Times, March 20, 2010

Gems of the Week: Crystal River and Hay Park - Aspen Daily News, March 19, 2010

Summit County groups on board with wilderness proposal; 'Gems' proposal aims to create more wildlife-friendly places
- Summit Daily News, March 18, 2010 (pdf)

Eagle County commisioners to support pieces of the Hidden Gems. - Vail Daily, March 12, 2010

Gem of the Week: Assignation Ridge.
- Aspen Daily News, March 12, 2010

Gem of the Week: Clear Fork - Aspen Daily News, February 27, 2010

Hidden Gems Wilderness plan cut to 625 square miles
- The Associated Press. March 5, 2010

Hidden Gems to split lands in strategic move
- Aspen Times, March 5, 2010

Gems of the Week: Treasure Mountain, Gallo Hill, McClure Pass
- Aspen Daily News, February 27, 2010

Ranger cites snowmobiler for allegedly poaching Wilderness
- Aspen Times, March 4, 2010

Garfield County, Hiden Gems agree to wait on presentation
- Aspen Times, March 1, 2010

Unexpected twist for Hiddedn Gems
- Aspen Times, February 27, 2010

Gems campaign collaborating with former opponents - Aspen Daily News, February 27, 2010

Gems of the Week: Treasure Mountain, Gallo Hill, McClure Pass
- Aspen Daily News, February 27, 2010

Wilderness generates increased revenues for the Forest Service
- The Aspen Times. December 01, 2009

Gem of the Week: Red Table Mountain
- Aspen Daily News, February 12, 2010

Gem of the Week: Basalt Mountain - Aspen Daily News, February 5, 2010

Rep. Salazar Testifies on Capitol Hill in Support of San Juan Wilderness Bill - The Watch, Telluride January 28, 2010

Whetstone dominates ‘Gems’ debate - Commisioners urged to support local wilderness proposal - Gunnison County Times, January 28, 2010

Public has mixed views on Hidden Gems, Seth Mensing - The Crested butte News, January 28, 2010

How ORV use contributes to the red dust on Colorado's snow, David Garbett  LTE, Aspen Times. January 22, 2010

Summit County fire officials, say the Hidden Gems Campaign has been willing to adjust boundaries - Summit Daily, January 22, 2010

Local ranchers support Wilderness - Sopris Sun, January 21, 2010

Local ranchers voice support for Hidden Gems proposal area - Aspen Daily News, January 19, 2010

The wild generation: Childen speak out for wilderness - The Aspen Times. January 18, 2010

Rod Nash: Wilderness matters - Crested Butte News, Dec, 4 2009

Concerned forest service employees describe how ATVs, ORVs, and Snowmobiles harm our National Forests.

The Wilderness Legacy of Theodore Roosevelt - Len Shipman, special to the daily- Summit Daily News, Jan. 8, 2010

Lower Blue group supports Hidden Gems- Friends of the Lower Blue River board of directors- Summit Daily News, Jan. 3, 2010

Our Jekyll and Hyde lands - Wilderness Society Letter- Aspen Daily News, Jan. 1, 2010

Wilderness wrangling, shopping showdown in Vail Valley - Vail Daily, Dec. 30, 2009

Hidden Gems gets thumbs-up from Eagle County trails board - Aspen Daily News, Dec. 29, 2009

Eagle County trails group backs most of Hidden Gems - Aspen Times, Dec. 23, 2009

Setting the record straight on wilderness- Writters on the Range, Dec 22, 2009

Companion designations could boost wilderness plan - Summit County Citizens Voice, Dec. 22, 2009

Gems wilderness campaign trudges into 2010 - Aspen Daily News, Dec. 21, 2009

Hidden Gems backers strike deal with climbing community - Aspen Times, Dec. 17, 2009

Forest Service sticking with wilderness it recommended in '02 - Aspen Daily News, Dec. 16, 2009

Forest Service sticking to its stance on Hidden Gems - Aspen Times, Dec. 16, 2009

Vail Valley wilderness plan being trimmed - Vail Daily, Dec. 15, 2009

Beyond scenery and sentiment - Aspen Times, Dec. 7, 2009

Hidden Gems protestors gain Congressman's ear in Aspen - Vail Daily, Dec. 7, 2009

Salazar meets Gems protestors at Wilderness Workshop Benefit - Aspen Daily News,  Dec. 5, 2009

Benefit to honor wilderness heroes; Hidden Gems detractors plan protest - Aspen Daily News, Dec. 5, 2009

Wilderness Advocate polling Summit about Hidden Gems - Vail Daily, Dec. 3, 2009

Susie Kincade: Why Hidden Gems Matter - Vail Daily, Nov. 24, 2009

Wilderness plan hitting a few snags in Summit County; Breckenride outlines forest health, recreation concerns in letter to Polis - Vail Daily, Nov. 23, 2009

Don Rogers: That's not just an engine whining - Vail Daily, Nov. 21, 2009

Jack Hatfield: Protect Our Wilderness - Denver Daily News, Nov. 20, 2009

Tony Vagneur: The dangers of self awareness - Aspen Times, Nov. 14, 2009

Udall, Bennet back San Juan Wilderness, but will they support two other plans - The Colorado Independent, Nov. 11, 2009

Paul Andersen: Sacred Wilderness - Aspen Times, Nov. 9, 2009

John Colson: Can't we have a little silence, please? - Aspen Times, Nov. 8, 2009

Supporting Gems, but with a caveat - Aspen Times, Nov. 6, 2009 (pdf)

New Whetstone wilderness area proposal backed by town council - Crested Butte News, Nov. 5, 2009

Jarod Polis: With Wilderness Designation Process Matters - Summit Daily News Nov. 4, 2009

Roaring Fork mountain bikers decide not to back Hidden Gems Proposal - Aspen Times Nov. 2, 2009

Hidden Gems opponents pack meeting - Vail Daily Oct. 29, 2009

Snowmobilers contest hidden Gems - Vail Daily Oct. 27, 2009

Wilderness backers push expansion - Vail Daily Oct. 27, 2009

Ralston heralds wilderness plan to block 'extractive development' - Colorado Independent, Oct. 27, 2009

Hidden Gems plan spurs opposition - Vail Daily, Oct. 26, 2009

Redneck Tree-Hugger's take on the Hidden Gems (pdf) - Aspen Times Weekly, Oct. 18, 2009

Gems campaign says proposal won't hinder military training - Aspen Times, Oct. 14, 2009

Garfield County Commissioner Houpt to try to bring Hidden Gems foes together - Post Independent, Oct. 8, 2009

Political battle shaping up over conflicting Colorado wilderness plans -- David O. Williams  - The Colorado Independent, Oct. 7, 2009

Forest Service not sold on Hidden Gems Proposal - Aspen Times, Oct. 5, 2009

DeGette Wilderness bill includes Roan Plateau, Thompson Creek - Aspen Daily News, Oct. 2, 2009

Aron Ralston joins wilderness push - Denver Post, Sept. 29, 2009

A gem of a wilderness debate - Aspen Daily News, Sept 20, 2009

Wilderness want mountain bikers support - Aspen Daily News, Sept. 18, 2009

Pitkin, Eagle county commissioners want more unity before supporting the Hidden Gems Campaign - Post Independent, Sept. 15, 2009

Hidden Gems aims to preserve special places on public lands - Post Independent, Sept 12, 2009

Hidden Gems generate strong feelings pro and con - Aspen Times, Aug 30, 2009 - Post Independent, Sept. 11, 2009

Whose land is this? - Aspen Times, Aug 30, 2009

Wilderness and mountain bikes - Aspen Daily News, Aug. 28, 2009

Local mountain bikers push wilderness alternative (pg. 3)  - The Sopris Sun, Aug. 27, 2009

Vail Daily's View: Hidden Gems merit county's support - Vail Daily, Aug. 24, 2009 (pdf)

Vail Valley Voices: Let's protect the Gems - Vail Daily, Aug. 20, 2009 (pdf)

Colorado wilderness campaign gaining ground - Gunnison Country Times, Aug. 20, 2009 (pdf)

Hidden Gems hikes remote Vail Valley lakes - Vail Daily, Aug. 19, 2009 (pdf)

An incentive for capturing Hidden Gems - Aspen Times, Aug. 6, 2009 (pdf)

Vail Daily editor Don Rogers: Hidden Gems have my vote - Vail Daily, Aug. 4, 2009 (pdf)

Great Old Broads take a Broadwalk in Crystal River Valley - Crystal Valley Echo, August 2009 (pdf)

Wilderness campaign holds photo contest in Vail Valley - Vail Daily, July 31, 2009 (pdf)

Cassidy Brush: Mountain bikers for Hidden Gems Wilderness - Summit Daily, July 30, 2009 (pdf)

Several wilderness proposals in Gunnison County - Crested Butte News, July 29, 2009 (pdf)

Hidden Gems focuses on Vail Valley water - Vail Daily, July 29, 2009 (pdf)

Two gems in a week:group pushing for wilderness designation leads two hikes in Vail's Spraddle Creek area - Vail Daily, July 19, 2009 (pdf)

Summit County mtn. bikers want time to mull over proposal - Summit Daily, July 13, 2009 (pdf)

BOCC backs wilderness plan; local mountain bikers say 'Not so fast!' - Summit Daily, July 3, 2009 (pdf)

County Commissioners to hear wilderness plan - Summit Daily, June 30, 2009 (pdf)

Hidden Gems summer hike series under way - Sopris Sun, June 18, 2009 (pdf)

Berwyn: Summit lands are wilderness worthy - Summit Daily, June 15, 2009 (pdf)

Uncovering "Gems" in the Roaring Fork backcountry - Aspen Times, June 8, 2009 (pdf)

Bill protects large areas of public land in Colorado – March 25, 2009 in The Summit Daily

Loophole could open Thompson Creek to gas, oil exploration - July 24, 2008 in The Aspen Times

Bush rule could increase gas drilling - July 23, 2008 in The Aspen Times

Two million acres of wilderness - July 21, 2008 in The New York Times

New national forest parcels proposed for highest level of protection - June 6, 2008 in Summit Daily News

One down, three to go - Apr. 30, 2008 in High Country News

Congress finally OKs Wild Sky Wilderness - Apr. 30, 2008 in The Seattle Times

Bill would protect Dominguez Canyons, other Colorado wilderness - Apr. 8, 2008 in The Grand Junction Free Press

Coalition hopes to add 700,000 acres of wilderness in Colorado - Mar. 10, 2008 in The Aspen Times

Key to wilderness is collaboration, veteran environmentalist says - Mar. 4, 2008 in Aspen Daily News

Gas pipeline could cross roadless area - Nov. 17, 2007 in The Aspen Times

Pipeline could cross forest roadless areas - Nov. 16, 2007 in Grand Junction Sentinel

Wilderness areas outreach continues - Nov. 5, 2007 in Summit Daily News

Bullish proposal threatens local roadless area - Oct. 24, 2007 in Aspen Daily News

Summit Fat Tire Society gears up - Oct. 15, 2007 in Summit Daily News

Make wildlands wilderness - Sept. 28, 2007 in Vail Daily

Thousands of acres of potential wilderness to be discussed Monday - Sept. 23, 2007 in Summit Daily News

Will more wild be called wilderness? - Sept. 21, 2007 in Vail Daily

Chunks of wilderness eyed for designation - Sept. 16, 2007 in Summit Daily News

Climbers, BLM reach for compromise at Thompson Creek - June 6, 2007 in Aspen Daily News

We want more wilderness - June 6, 2007 in Vail Daily

Hidden Gems - June 4, 2007 in The Aspen Times

Poll shows support for wilderness - May 31, 2007 in The Aspen Times

Poll says residents support wilderness designations - May 30, 2007 in Aspen Daily News

Realtors buy into wilderness protection - June 16, 2006 in The Aspen Times

Wilderness should go far and wide - April 29, 2003 Glenwood Post

Citizen Wilderness Vision: 770,000 acres - April 22, 2003 Glenwood Post

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