One of the nation's fastest-growing universities is also among its most conservative. How a small Christian school in Lakewood has managed to thrive amid the blue political tide sweeping the West—and why it wants to shape the way you live your life.
The High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado is big enough to be a national park, but its owners, led by Paul Vahldiek Jr., don’t take their cues from the government. Instead, they’ve developed a unique approach to land management that could revolutionize the conservation movement for both private and public open spaces.
Coloradans and out-of-state visitors use the Centennial State's public lands to camp, hike, bike, ski, snowboard, and snowshoe—and to simply revel in the majestic beauty. But what happens when the perils of the wilderness go beyond the forces of nature?