About the Cover Photographer: Steve Sunday

Steve Sunday’s passion for photography and the outdoors began when he was a teenager living in Bailey, Colorado in the early 1980s. After graduating from Platte Canyon High School, he served for six years as a photographer in the U.S. Navy. Answering a strong call to return to the mountains, Steve hiked the Appalachian Trail […]

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Regional News Roundup

Suspect a He or She? Suspected Planned Parenthood shooter Robert L. Dear was listed as a woman on his Colorado voter registration form, a detail that fueled speculation he may have identified as transgender by some right wing media sources.

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When, Why, Where, How?

By Kathy Bedell If you are attending Leadville Ski Joring for the first time, you may have a few questions: When is the racing going to start? How does this all work? How can I find out who won? First of all, when Leadville Ski Joring started 67 years ago, its mission was to bring […]

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New Year

By Mike Rosso The winter solstice has officially come and gone here in Central Colorado, and the mercury dipped to minus 5 degrees last night, so we are now marching headlong into springtime!

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Full Circle to a Junkyard Donk

The scene reminded me of something out of Road Warrior, a fenced-off section of sagebrush and desolation in the southern San Luis Valley, and behind the closed gate was a veritable junkyard of car and truck bodies, old camper trailers, ramshackle structures, various heaps of well-pipe casings, cement blocks and other scrap. The sign at […]

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The Way We Really Were

By Virginia McConnell Simmons Margaret (“Maggie”) Tobin Brown was one tough lady long before the RMS Titanic went down in 1912, making her a heroine. In Leadville, she worked at the Daniels & Fisher store and lived as a bride and mother in a two-room cabin at Stumpftown with James “JJ” Brown, a silver miner […]

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Summit Myopia

By Maisie Ramsay Only the women remained. It was the middle of November, and they had been trudging uphill for nearly six hours. More than a mile of elevation gain lay between the trailhead and the goal: Mount Oxford, a destination that first required us to summit Mount Belford. The male component of the team […]

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