13,442 Feet…

A bit over 2 months ago, a friend and I set off on a quest to conquer what Colorado people refer to as a "14’er." Unlike our attempt last year at climbing Grays & Torreys Peak, this time around we had started far ahead of the game. For starters, we were able to drive to … Continue reading 13,442 Feet…

Local author’s debut novel centers a strong female role model, respect for nature

It took Stella Raasch five-and-a-half years and 12 drafts to tell her story, but her debut novel, “18th Winter,” is finally published. “18th Winter” is a young adult fantasy novel that tells the story of Collette and the curse placed on her family’s tribe, the Cyokiana. The novel follows Collette as she tries to navigate… … Continue reading Local author’s debut novel centers a strong female role model, respect for nature

Backcountry Avalanche Awareness

Most are familiar with the basic essentials for hiking during the summer, but just as important, are the essentials for winter trekking adventures. As we transition from fall to winter, now is the time to prepare and be ready for the next big snow day. Below, I have outlined in no certain order, what everyone's … Continue reading Backcountry Avalanche Awareness