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Abandoned

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn During the peak of Colorado’s ski area operation, there were up to 200 different ski areas in operation.  Today, there are about 30. Why did some survive and others shut down?  What happens to a ski area when the lifts stop turning? A new documentary called…

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Nature

The Other Yellow Tree

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The aspen trees get all the glory.  All those shots featured on calendars with the stunning golden aspens contrasting against the pines and firs.  That’s what everyone thinks of when they think of fall in Colorado. But walking along a local creek, I admired the view…

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History

Memories of the Mill Site Inn

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Yesterday was the end of an era.  The era of providing food and drink along the Peak to Peak Highway between Estes Park and Nederland. The Millsite Inn closed its doors for good yesterday.  If you’ve never driven the Peak to Peak Highway, you probably have…

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Lifestyle

Crime in a Small Mountain Town

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I first moved to a small mountain town in the California Sierra twenty years ago.  I had wanted to work at a ski resort.  So I packed up all my belongings while living in the suburbs of Washington, DC and moved to Mammoth Lakes, California. One…

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