Courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
In the summer of 1919, the Forest Service dispatched Arthur Carhart, a young landscape architect, to survey Trappers Lake in western Colorado’s Flat Tops—a remote and rugged corner of the state spiked with volcanic cliffs and lush forests. Carhart’s assignment: Plan a new road that would circle the...
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Three Coloradans recently gave “grub to go” a whole new meaning. In March 2013, Ethan Welty, Jeff Wanner, and Caleb Phillips debuted fallingfruit.org, an urban foraging website that tracks hot spots for edible bounty on public property.To enable hunting on the go, the trio crowd-sourced $15,000 in...
—Illustration by Riki Blanco
—Photograph by Marc Piscotty
Ten years ago, University Bicycles founder Doug Emerson and his business partner, Frank Banta, had a Kevin Costner moment: If you build it, they will come. The “it” in this case was an Olympic-size cycling track known as a velodrome, which finally became a reality this summer. Erie’s...
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Growing up as a 4-H kid in Castle Rock, Beth Malone says she always felt out of place on the ranch. She’d watch planes flying overhead and dream about the big cities they were headed to and the day she’d board one en route to the spotlight. Starring this fall as a local legend in the Denver Center...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson may have written the book on self-reliance, but Sarah Sailer lives it. The 37-year-old Loveland mother of four began subscribing to the idea of urban homesteading—a philosophy that celebrates becoming more independent via organic gardening, canning food, and raising livestock—...
—Illustration by Sean Parsons
Even in Colorado’s seller-friendly real estate market, some homes still can be tricky to unload—particularly if they feature niche amenities such as helipads, equestrian facilities, or private golf courses.
Those fortunate enough to shoulder these luxurious burdens, though, have found a...
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One year ago this month, a monstrous wall of mud, water, and debris ripped through the Front Range, flattening anything in its path—and, in many cases, taking the path right along with it (for more on the 2013 floods, read “The Rising”). In Boulder County alone—the worst-hit of the 17 affected...