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The case of the stolen stove doors: Couple gives mining history to San Juan Historical Society

Couple give mining history to San Juan Historical Society

Through the Grand Canyon before Major Powell?

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell’s daring expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But was he the first? Another story exists with...

Canadian Rockies by rail

History Colorado explores the West, up north

When a killer wore a deputy’s badge in Telluride

When a killer wore a deputy’s badge and a golden smile

On the woolly trail

Sheep stories in the West run from the high country into canyons

Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

As I walk the trail between cliff and river, I search again for the face. It’s 10 inches tall. The eyes and mouth are distinctly pecked, two antenna rise above the head. I almost walk past i...

Roosevelt in Colorado: Stained glass honors president who cherished the West

Stained glass honors president who cherished the West

They painted in the canyons: Archaic artists created compelling images 5,000 years ago

Of the thousands of Native American rock-art panels in the Southwest, none are older than the Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers, ...

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park lice...

Trampling barriers: Mancos artist’s bronze sculpture honors fall of Berlin Wall

President George H.W. Bush helped reunite East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, and a Mancos artist cast a 7-ton bronze sculpture commemorating the event. For 28 years,...

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the ...