Walls of wonders: Dominguez and Escalante canyons

As the snow piles up, I think of warm desert hikes. One of my favorites is a place in Colorado that looks and feels like Utah, except rocks are gone. Dominguez Creek has some of the oldest rocks in...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Patient care shouldn’t be just a slogan

Recently I heard from a woman in rural Nebraska who told me about her 76-year old father, who in late April had a lemon-size cancerous mass removed from his brain. The man chose to have his...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Bear joins runners in Colorado Springs race

Some runners didn’t expect to see a bear on their Colorado race route. Donald Sanborn says he was about 5 miles into the Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run on Sunday when the bear ambled across a...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled the government

The day after President Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, Jane Zelikova was “crying her eyes out” in her office at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. As a scientist researching how...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

In these Western cities, using less water costs more

Where you live has a lot to do with the price of the water that comes out of your kitchen faucet — but odds are, it’s getting more expensive. A recent survey of household water use shows an upward...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Keep all the fish you catch, and be paid for pike

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced a couple of unusual fishing opportunities in reservoirs in the state.An emergency fish salvage at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, west of Antonito in Conejos...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Police shootings of Native Americans spark a movement

No one knows why, but when he heard the sudden blare of sirens behind him, Daniel Covarrubias began running. The 37-year-old was walking home from the St. Clare hospital in Lakewood, Washington, on...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers find relief in passage of hemp-water bill

The Colorado Legislature passed the hemp bill, SB 117, to protect hemp farmers who use federal water sources for their crop, in May. It recognizes industrial hemp as an agricultural product that a...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reports: Climate is shrinking West water supply

Picture a snowflake drifting down from a frigid February sky in western Colorado and settling high in the Rocky Mountains. By mid-April, the alpine snowpack is likely at its peak. Warming...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How private prisons became a booming business

Immigrant detention is now the fastest-growing form of incarceration in the United States, an increasingly lucrative business that costs taxpayers $2 billion per year. Its roots reach back to the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

American artifacts: Collectors build museums to benefit local economies

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give,” Winston Churchill said. Now, two Colorado native sons are practicing that wisdom by giving back to their hometowns. Both men...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Public banking turns to pot for capital

Last October, a couple from Philadelphia traveled to Sebastopol, California, a quiet town 50 miles north of San Francisco, to buy pot. They’d arranged the deal beforehand, the mood soured. Gunfire...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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