FittobeTied: A cowboy participating in Sunday’s final round of the Snow Top Rodeo at the La Plata County Fairgrounds tries to lasso a calf during the calf-roping competition./Photo by Jennaye Derge


Talk it up
Silverton Mountain’s heli-skiing operation ask feds for land swap

by Martina Pansze

As the city begins its budget process for 2016, the list of items in need of funding continues to grow.

Something to chew on
Earth Girls tickle the palate with tasty gluten-free, vegan goodies

by Sarah Rankin

What is an earth girl (or boy)? There are those who turn the earth with tools and hands, coaxing to life basil and tomatoes, onions and green beans, strawberries and rhubarb, over the patient months.

Day in the Life: Yeee Haww!

by Jennaye Derge





Ask the diver:
Sara Michael



Top Shelf: The boys of summer and sister act
by Chris Aaland

Purple Mondays will never be the same. Since 2007, Colorado Rockies fans have embraced Troy Tulowitzki, baseball’s premier young talent at shortstop, as their knight in shining armor. Tulo is a tall, athletic fielder with a cannon for an arm, capable of making highlight-reel-quality plays any time a ball is scorched toward the gap on the left side.

Haiku movie review: ‘Tig’
by Lainie Maxson


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