The situation on the Yampa and Green Rivers this year is being described as “Biblical,” and not in a good way. What are greeting visitors and river trippers in Dinosaur National Park this year are clouds of voracious mosquitos.

Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro might not be your choice for president, but they certainly are singing the same song we hear every two years during our city council elections.

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The situation on the Yampa and Green Rivers this year is being described as “Biblical,” and not in a good way. What are greeting visitors and river trippers in Dinosaur National Park this year are clouds of voracious mosquitos.

Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro might not be your choice for president, but they certainly are singing the same song we hear every two years during our city council elections.

The other day after a grueling mountain bike ride on Government Trail, I was sitting triumphantly on a local bar stool after riding the daunting “root,” sweaty and muddy, watching the colorburst kinetic poetry of the Tour de France — the architecture, the countryside, the pageantry — unfurl …

On July 4 I attended Carbondale’s parade, where the motorcycles so prominent in Aspen are replaced by “strider” bikes. You know, the ones without the pedals that toddlers can ride by simply pushing themselves along. It was a great parade and heartening to see that the aspirational and unifyi…

Here we are on the 50th anniversary of the moon shot. I'm old enough to remember the moon landing. July 20, 1969. Apollo 11. Two summers after the Summer of Love. My father pulled over in the family station wagon near Monterey, Calif. We sat in silence listening to the to the landing live on…

Which is worse, cruelty or stupidity? It’s a close call down on the border where we are punishing children for crossing the border illegally. Amidst all the reports of children crammed into standing room-only cells without a place to lie down at night, with no showers and not a toothbrush, i…

Real estate investing is one of the great wealth builders, but only if you know what you’re doing and know how to avoid costly mistakes. This kind of investing can include both residential properties and commercial investment properties. Residential and commercial properties have similar iss…

You realize just how serious this is, don’t you? Aspen has perhaps permanently turned the corner on ever having another Fourth of July fireworks display. I must admit, there’s a rebellious, contrarian part of me that wants to blow stuff up this time of year to prove I’m an Aspenite and an Am…

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