Steve Skinner

Columnist

Winners and losers always come in twos. We can’t always choose which side we land on but we can define winning however we choose. I’m lowering the bar on winning.

In an ocean of bad news, sometimes you have to look hard to find the good stuff. I’m here to report that some good stuff is still happening on the micro level. The macro scene is another story best saved for another column...

I enjoy a swift, bracing run down the Crystal River from Avalanche Creek to the BRB Campground. It’s my favorite local river run. As of this writing the Crystal has popped up to...

We love our gas. We need our oil. The world is moving grudgingly toward renewable energy as business as usual continues nearly unabated. There are cracks in the veneer of our energy system and they are bubbling to the top of the news like Texas crude...

Aspen has always been a car town — 25,000 tailpipes coming over the Maroon Creek Bridge is not even noteworthy anymore. Bicycles have always been an afterthought in downtown.

The Isis looks like it’s tanking again. Aspen’s only dedicated movie venue. Can’t make a profit. Rent’s too high. COVID-19. Abandon ship! Venues are important. It could be argued...

A family of moose have been seen meandering around Aspen recently. Pictures in the paper and on social media show them rambling through traffic, hanging around at storefronts and munching...

I’m sure you have already made plans to celebrate but I wanted to remind you that this Thursday (April 22) is the 51st annual Earth Day. Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental...

I took off for the weekend in my modest, one-bedroom (one room) RV looking for sun and fun in the desert near Moab. Parking above the spires and sandstone oddities above Goblin Valley is a real treat...

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