Andrew Gulliford

Andrew Gulliford

Position: Special to the Herald

Andrew Gulliford

Position: Gulliford's Travels

Andrew Gulliford

Position: For The Journal

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

The Woolly West: ‘Sheepscapes’ tell the story of sheepherding in Colorado

Everybody writes about cowboys. Nobody writes about sheepherders. Of the hundreds of books written about cowboys and cowboying in the American West, there are few volumes on sheep and sheepmen. So...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Lessons of the 416 Fire show how our approach to wildfires has evolved

The summer of 2018 in Durango will go down as a summer of fire and smoke. There are many lessons to learn from the devastating pattern of drought, wildfire and debris we are enduring, but one of...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Olga Little: A mining-era legend of the La Platas

Olga Little, Durango’s own famous female burro-packer, has many stories connected to her historic work delivering supplies to remote mines and miners. She also has a mountain named for her in the...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Mancos man’s father helped build Durango, brick by brick

Father’s Day is special for most of us, but for one son, it has a particularly deep meaning. When writers start a story, they never know what threads will weave together. I thought I would be...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

In Bluff, the Silver Dollar Bar becomes the Bears Ears Education Center

Downtown Durango thrives because buildings get recycled. Former car dealerships are now brewpubs and office buildings. Our historic electric power plant is the Powerhouse Science Center, and a...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Miera y Pacheco was first European to map the Four Corners

More than 200 years ago, friars Dominguez and Escalante traveled north from Abiquiu, New Mexico, in search of a route to Spanish missions at Monterey in Alta California. Their travels are...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Leather as art: The work of Lisa and Loren Skyhorse

Growing up on the eastern Colorado plains, we always had horses. I chopped ice in frozen stock tanks and busted hay bales in winter. We hung saddles in the tack shed with ropes through the pommel...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Protecting the sacred: Navajo Nation buys land at revered peak in Colorado

For decades, Navajos have sought protection for their sacred places, and now the Navajo Nation has bought Colorado ranch land at the base of one of their sacred peaks. With a recent $8 million...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

World War II bombers once roared through the Grand Canyon

My dad grew up in the Great Depression and had nothing, not even his father’s name. An illegitimate son, he had to succeed on his own. He walked railroad tracks to pick up loose coal that fell off...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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