Yuzu Yamada, one of Roosevelt’s 2014 firefighters. Most hotshot jobs are seasonal, lasting from May
Firefighters loom large in our collective consciousness; they’re courageous, tenacious, and selfless. But there is a specialized subgroup of firefighters—called “hotshots”—who may hold an even more mythical space in our minds because of the mammoth wildland blazes they combat each summer,...
Dolores Mission, Las Animas County, Colorado, 2011
Deep in the North Carolina woods, miles from the nearest road, Thomas Carr was looking top-down into his waist-level viewfinder on his medium-format film camera when he saw something strange.
In the frame was a seemingly ancient stone structure in ruin—exactly what the 21-year-old was hoping to...
July 8 2015, 11:15 AM
—Photo courtesy of Sue Castellion
This summer, we're considering taking our daytrips to new heights—nine stories high, more specifically—with a hot air balloon ride near Winter Park. The vertical adventure offers bird's-eye views of the Western Slope that easily compete with even the most dramatic on-top-of-a-fourteener...
July 2 2015, 8:02 AM
—Photo by Cos Lindstrom
Humans aren't the only ones excited for the warmer weather. This herd of bighorn sheep seems frozen in anticipation as rays of sun shine down on Rocky Mountain National Park blooming green before them. So long, winter—hello, hiking season. We've been waiting for you.
April 30 2015, 9:30 AM
Photo by Agustín Víctor Casasola, 1940; courtesy of Museo
Booze tends to be a hot topic, especially around the holidays. But a new exhibit at Museo de las Americas extends the conversation beyond what to pair with your Christmas ham (or how many glasses of whiskey is really OK to consume at your in-laws) to a historical perspective on drinking...
December 11 2014, 2:40 PM
For this month’s fall fashion feature, "Cool Comfort," photographer Paul Miller and his fiancée, prop stylist Corissa Joy Violette, went to work creating a set that had the feel of an old home in a Colorado gold-mining town (think Victor or Central City). The duo employed all kinds of tricks to...
September 16 2014, 10:30 AM
—Image courtesy of Stephen Ludwig
When you hear the phrase “emerging artist,” what do you picture? A paint-splattered twentysomething in a Baker loft? A tattooed poet moonlighting as a barista? Richard Russeth, a successful corporate lawyer, and Stephen Ludwig, a twice-elected University of Colorado Regent, are knocking down those...
September 16 2014, 9:00 AM
South Sunlight Lake, in the Needle Mountains, part of the San Juan Mountains.
On Thursdays, we usually highlight a Photo of the Week. Today, though, we want to show you how to take your own. Some of the most iconic images of Colorado’s natural splendor star a glowing sun peeking above the mountains. We asked Glenn Randall, Dan Ballard, and Grant Collier—three...
June 5 2014, 8:30 AM