Storm King, Memorial Day

Storm King, Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, Carolyn and I climbed the Storm King 14 trail, on Storm King Mountain, overlooking Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs, CO. The trail leads to the sites where 14 of America’s elite wildland firefighters – smokejumpers, hotshots and...
Hewlett Fire, Poudre Canyon, CO – May 14, 2012

Hewlett Fire, Poudre Canyon, CO – May 14, 2012

The Hewlett Fire crests a ridgeline in Poudre Canyon, northwest of Fort Collins, CO, on Monday night. The fire broke out around 1 p.m. Monday about a mile from Poudre Park, northwest of Fort Collins. The fire burned actively through the night rather than laying down...
Bike Tube

Bike Tube

Today, as I was walking across the University of Colorado campus with a friend who was visiting from New York for her nephew’s graduation, I came across a trio of students headed out to cool off in Boulder Creek. One of them wore a personal flotation device in...
Whole Foods Market and Sustainable Seafood

Whole Foods Market and Sustainable Seafood

Russ Bowles unloads dogfish that will be sold to make fish and chips from the Serena. The vessel changes the species it fishes for based on quotas set by the National Marine Fisheries Council. As the region’s quote for a more valuable species is met, and...
A Bear came to Campus and got an Education

A Bear came to Campus and got an Education

Early this morning a bear climbed a tree near CU Boulder’s Bear Creek apartments. Carolyn was working on a video on the “Buff Bus” that serves the apartments and the nearby Will Vill high-rise dorms.  Drivers of the buses were warned of the bear,...
Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

Watching all the pageantry surrounding the NCAA basketball tournaments during the past couple weeks reminded me of this photo I took nearly 30 years ago during a photography internship at the Kansas City Times (back when the Star was Kansas City’s afternoon...
A Few of Otto’s Lives

A Few of Otto’s Lives

Otto, our cat, lost a tooth in a fight with Lionel, a neighbor’s cat that often strays through our back yard. The two cats have had ongoing tensions. Otto had already had a tough week. The previous Saturday, when we let him outside into the unseasonably warm...
No Way To Run A Zoo

No Way To Run A Zoo

A tiger at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO. (Photo © Michael Kodas) When I worked in newspapers, it wasn’t at all uncommon to compete head-to-head with other newspapers on a big story, and to see that subject lead all of the papers on the same day....

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