Where: The most popular hike in Basalt, Colorado, the Arbaney Kittle Trail, is not recommended for beginners, but food editor Amanda Faison gives us a glimpse of the reward for completing this trek: A scenic view of the Elk Mountains on a December day.
December 8 2014, 8:30 AM
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famous for saying, “No man ever steps in the same river twice”—which, of course, means the universe is in a constant state of flux. It’s difficult to argue against the logician’s maxim while looking at the ever-evolving Colorado landscape. Whether the changes are...
—Illustrations by Chris Philpot
There has long been a perception that Coloradans are, almost by birthright, environmentally friendly. If the stereotype holds, we are hybrid-driving, beer can–recycling, backyard-composting outdoorsmen who only buy locally grown, organic foodstuffs at Whole Foods Market (filling our own reusable...
—Courtesy of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Like judging boxing, gymnastics, or ice-skating, scoring the health of a forest is subjective. And until recently, there wasn’t even a set of agreed-upon rules. This year, though, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) released a “grade book” for assessing arboreal fitness: the Forest...
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Businesses across the state and around the country are rallying around our service members this Veteran’s Day. If you're a soldier, take advantage of treats—like complimentary meals and caffeine fixes—on November 11. Just make sure to bring your military ID or come in uniform. ...
November 11 2014, 9:00 AM
With ski season upon us, we stopped by Boulder Nordic Sport—the retailer for all of your skinny ski needs—for tips on getting outfitted for classic or skate skis.
1. Get the right fit: You used to pick out Nordic skis by raising your hand to determine the length. Not anymore. “The...
November 4 2014, 10:00 AM
Where: Food editor Amanda M. Faison captured this view toward Aspen from the Continental Divide on Independence Pass after an early-season snow.
November 3 2014, 8:30 AM
—Image courtesy of Hans Bucher and Greg Schertz
Colorado I Have a Dream 26th Annual Gala: For only $484, the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation can provide 10 children with an after-school program for an entire month. This is just one way the foundation helps Denver’s most at-risk youth succeed through its 12-year program...
October 27 2014, 3:00 PM