Position: Gulliford's Travels

Position: For The Journal

Position: Special to the Herald

Route 66: Finding the Mother Road

I had the ride, but not the road. I was living in Tennessee, and I’d bought my dream car, a Big Bird or 1963 pearl white Thunderbird complete with a 390-cubic-inch Ford V-8 engine, brushed aluminum...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

One last sunset

Many of us are attracted to nature, expansive views and wild settings. This year millions of Americans will come west to visit our national parks, have a family vacation and make personal memories....

DATE: July 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Leaving Silt behind

We moved to Silt on the Western Slope in the summer of 1976. I began my academic career as a fourth-grade teacher. My girlfriend, whom I’d met in San Francisco, had complained about Colorado...

DATE: June 14, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

It’s a tree – how about a hug?

OK. I admit it. I’m a tree hugger, but I am not profligate in my affections. Only certain species receive my embrace. I can’t remember when I started hugging trees, but I’ve always admired them,...

DATE: May 23, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

The Virgin never leaves Hispanic roadside shrines dot the mystic West

Driving across the mystical West, it is important to say a prayer, leave an offering, think of others. The Spanish phrase is “vaya con Dios,” or “go with God.” North of Abiquiu, N.M., is a roadside...

DATE: April 19, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

A stone garage's weird story

OURAY - Driving across Colorado and the West, I see historic buildings or structures that compel me to get out of my truck and take a walk. For years, I've driven between Silverton and Ouray and...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Unwanted in the West

This year marks the 100th anniversary of statehood for Arizona and New Mexico, but why did it take until 1912 for them to become states? Amidst all the hoopla of centennial celebrations the actual...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Searching for Sundance

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series. The first discussed Butch Cassidy and train robberies and appeared Sept. 15. Both stories will be posted in the Special Reports section at...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

The train robbers

THE OUTLAW TRAIL — For stealing a $5 horse, Butch Cassidy spent two years in the Wyoming State Prison. He learned his lesson, though. He never got caught stealing horses again. Instead he turned to...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

It was a Grand time

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Six months of planning for a Grand Canyon river trip, then bam! A scorpion sting the first night! What did I do to deserve that? At 3 a.m. I’m wide awake. My left shin felt...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

In the line of fire

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — We live with the heat, the dust, the smoke. They live with the fire. We complain, but they do the work as volunteers for local fire departments and as red card carrying federal...

DATE: July 21, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

The 1982 bust: A morality play

GRAND JUNCTION – I’ll confess that I’m an environmentalist, an earth muffin. So what was I doing having drinks and dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel in Grand Junction with retired executives from...

DATE: June 15, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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