A long-held criticism of us crusty journalists is that we dwell on doom and gloom and that not enough stories are covered about things that actually go well.

The old joke states this is a headline you’ll never see: “Plane lands safely.”

Well, here’s a story about just such a situation:

Like a lot of other local “sports parents,” Kirsten and I have been hitting the road regularly this winter. Chasing the Gunnison High School basketball teams all over the Western Slope has been a ton of fun. (Granted, it helps when you can visit a nearby hot springs to, say, soak away the sting of a nail-biting loss.)

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