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The dust is beginning to settle on the 119th edition of Cattlemen’s Days, Gunnison’s annual 10-day celebration of a way of life. It was another wonderful demonstration of what this

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This week, unlike past articles, we have three separate, but very interesting weather-related issues to discuss: high water, Gunnison weather and snow avalanches. As you all know, we are having

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You know someone has been immersed in the Cattlemen’s Days culture for far too long when the stated name of the annual festival gets thoroughly slurred into a single word

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It’s Cattlemen’s week, which means there must be a lot of cowboys in town. Right? While this is surely the case, it can be difficult to tell. You can’t determine

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Every so often I have a Yakov Smirnoff moment. Last weekend was one of those times. Smirnoff is the Russian comedian who’d marvel at the luxuries and conveniences of everyday

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Earlier this year, I was one of six Coloradans selected as a 2019 Gates Family Foundation Public Leadership Fellow to attend a three-week program in State and Local Government at

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Here I’ve lived my life as if the bars were about to close when suddenly, without even trying, I find myself out front like Secretariat in POTUS poll after POTUS

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By now, it’s old news that the Colorado River — notwithstanding the current abundant water year — is generally shrinking, and is expected to shrink more in coming decades. The

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I’ll never forget the first time I interviewed Jerry Piquette about his deep interest in the game of marbles. It was 2002, or thereabouts. He lived in that stately old

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Rivers and streams were swollen to the brink of bursting. It was a year not unlike this about a decade ago, when my youthful exuberance and thirst for adventure led

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