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...
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,...
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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