OpenforBusiness
: A wild rose thrives in a subalpine meadow behind Purgatory this week./Photo by Steve Eginoire

 

It’s complicated
Ski area groups sift thru Forest Service’s proposed water rights clause

by Tracy Chamberlin

For them, it’s a step in the right direction. Trade organizations, which represent more than 800 ski resorts and suppliers across the country, said they’re encouraged by a recent proposal from the U.S. Forest Service concerning water rights, ownership and ski area permits....read more

 

Walking where they walked
Family friendly ‘Life at Chimney Rock Festival’ returns for third year

by Jaime Becktel

For centuries, the Ancestral Puebloans lived deeply embedded in the arid landscape of the Southwest, following the cyclical dance of the cosmos and an endless procession of seasons....read more

 

Day in the Life: Flower Power
Aaah.  July in the summer

 

 
 
Columns
La Vida Local: There’s no point in love, sports fans
by  Zach Hively

This week, my favorite baseball team – to protect its identity, let’s call it “the Blansas City Bloyals” –stumbled in a critical series against its dreaded nemesis.

Top Shelf: Texas troubador, getting the Led out and Todo Mundo
by Chris Aaland

This is one of those cosmic weeks where the planets align musically for the Four Corners region. There’s everything from Brahms to the blues, with Zep impersonators, Texas twangbangers and Latin reggae thrown in for good measure.

Flash in the Pan: A time to glean
by  Ari Levaux

The voice on the phone gave me directions to a house in a residential neighborhood. The way she spoke made me feel vaguely like James Bond receiving an assignment from “M.” read more

Haiku movie review: ‘Red vs. Blue’
by Lainie Maxson
Diver: Trevor Rovert
 

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