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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

Rare eclipse a real treat

NATURAL BRIDGES, Utah — In the 21st century Americans have lost silence, solitude and darkness, but now the National Park Service has new initiatives to preserve and appreciate our dark skies,...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Son of O'Keeffe's chauffeur carves his own legacy in Abiquiu

ABIQUIU, N.M. — Made famous by the artist Georgia O'Keeffe, the village of Abiquiu hasn't changed much in the last few centuries.Thousands of visitors come each year to tour her home with its...

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

School with dreams as big as Old West

MONTICELLO, Utah — The West has always been full of dreamers and schemers, but rarely have true visionaries sought educational goals. Westerners sought lost gold and silver mines, large ranches...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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