—Photo by Sarah Boyum
Dustin Hannasch felt like a cork stuck halfway into a bottle. Buried to his knees in powder, the now 23-year-old struggled to pry his snowshoes free with every step. After three hours he’d covered only a mile and a half on the North Pass of the Cochetopa Hills, near Gunnison, but the discovery of a...
—Illustration by Sean Parsons
If you’ve lived in Colorado for more than a hot minute, you’re aware of our complex water rights system. Kevin France had an up-close look at it and didn’t like what he saw. From 2003 to 2009, France worked as a consultant leading investors to water rights for sale in northern Colorado. Some of the...
A familiar sight earlier this summer; courtesy of Shutterstock
Water—or lack thereof—is a familiar topic of conversation in Colorado, where the natural resource is scarce and water rights are a complicated matter often stretching back generations. Typically, that dialogue has a negative slant: Drought! Wildfires! The EPA's recent Gold King Mine disaster! But...
August 24 2015, 9:00 AM
Camping during last year's Telluride Bluegrass Festival, with Ingram Falls visible in the background. (All photos, unless otherwise noted: Benko Photographics)
I think about festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, with attendance levels that hover around 80,000, and I feel a little sick. Not because of the music, but—as anyone who has ever cleaned up a large festival can attest to—because of the amount of waste left behind and the emphasis...
June 15 2015, 1:30 PM
—Courtesy of Amanda Croy
Boulder-based upslope brewing company just went on a hiring spree without upping its salary cap. That’s the benefit of employing algae to do your dirty work. Or, in this case, your cleanup work: The slippery little suckers are helping reduce the six-year-old brewery’s environmental impact by...
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For the December issue of 5280, deputy editor Lindsey Koehler spent a few days on the Western Slope in the town of Palisade reporting "Fruits Of Their Labor." The piece looks at one particularly iconic aspect of Colorado's $41 billion a year agriculture industry: Palisade peaches. Koehler's...
December 22 2014, 1:00 PM
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