Position: Gulliford's Travels

Position: For The Journal

Position: Special to the Herald

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

She packed a punch and vital goods

LA PLATA CANYON — The early winter of 1912 wasn’t a winter like this one. It was a typical San Juan winter with freezing temperatures, packed ice, deep snowdrifts and nightly cold. Up Junction...

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

The teddy bear truth unraveled

Myths, legends surround Colorado hotel

DATE: Jan. 21, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Postcards sent from the past

It began as a simple thing. Fort Lewis College donor and part-time Durango resident Nina Heald Webber started to collect postcards. Now two decades and 4,000 Southwest Colorado postcards later, we...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Military flyovers create risks for San Juan Mtns.

SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS — I’ve hiked Tomahawk Basin in the La Platas, and on the shoulders of Diorite Peak at 12,761 feet rest a few shards of twisted aluminum from a 1960s military plane crash. Not...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Utah’s canyon country keeps mastodon alive

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — It takes a long time to find a mastodon, especially if it’s been buried beneath tamarisk, oak brush and Russian olive bushes.I’d heard rumors about a mastodon along the San...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Crew preserves historic cabin at cow-camp site

HERMOSA PARK — Log cabins built by cowboys represent an American icon and a part of Western heritage. There aren’t many cow-camp cabins left, but an excellent example of one just got stabilized...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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