The brief-yet-vibrant autumn in the Colorado mountains has peaked. As the snowstorms start, we once again find ourselves in the beautiful-yet-quiet offseason. This time of year, a good portion of mountain town residents take extended trips. But for those of us that may not have the luxury of…

File Fact: File Fact: Oct. 10, 1877, Charles Sharmon laid out San Miguel City about a mile and a half west of present Telluride.

The perfect day. Another perfect day in a long string of them, blue sky, madras, the pale blue of Indian summer. Rivers of yellow flow to the valley floor, aspen streams of gold tinged with orange flames jumping from the deep green stands of fir and spruce, blazing with all the promise that …

The brief-yet-vibrant autumn in the Colorado mountains has peaked. As the snowstorms start, we once again find ourselves in the beautiful-yet-quiet offseason. This time of year, a good portion of mountain town residents take extended trips. But for those of us that may not have the luxury of…

File Fact: File Fact: Oct. 10, 1877, Charles Sharmon laid out San Miguel City about a mile and a half west of present Telluride.

The perfect day. Another perfect day in a long string of them, blue sky, madras, the pale blue of Indian summer. Rivers of yellow flow to the valley floor, aspen streams of gold tinged with orange flames jumping from the deep green stands of fir and spruce, blazing with all the promise that …

Summiting the Col des Avouillons, I scrambled around a boulder. In front of me, the trail into the valley descended in steep, rocky zigzags. To the right, the glacier’s icy curtain wound down the valley. Below, streams sliced through the fields of boulders. Perched above the glacier on a roc…

I'm thinking of not talking impeachment today. I don't want to be responsible for someone's poor health. According to a recent University of Nebraska study, the politics that divide us have not only gotten worse, they've gotten so bad they're affecting our health. The study identifies this a…

For as long as I can remember, scientists have been telling us that red meat — when consumed in large amounts — is bad for us. 

I was 26 years old, on crutches post-surgery, and it wouldn’t stop snowing in the San Juans. It was not my finest hour.