Writers on the Range

Speak up
Speak up

We can help shape this Utah monument

By Jonathan Thompson
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule

Yes, there’s such a thing as trail etiquette

By Marjorie "Slim" Woodruff
Remembering John Fielder
Remembering John Fielder

Colorado's unofficial landscase photographer

By Betsy Marston / Writers on the Range
Funding the frontline
Funding the frontline

Wildland firefighters need our support, better pay

By Gregory McNamee / Writers on the Range
Howdy, partner
Howdy, partner

Just moved out West? Here are some tips to get acclimated

By Betsy Marston
Say cheese
Say cheese

Too many tourists follow a leader

By Marjorie "Slim" Woodruff
Backcountry heroes
Backcountry heroes

SAR teams put lives on the line, often without compensation

By Molly Absolon
The last wild places
The last wild places

Mountains in wilderness don’t need climbing hardware

By Dana Johnson
In need of a jolt
In need of a jolt

Farmington grapples with post coal-fueled future

By Dave Marston
Famous fossils
Famous fossils

Old bones can be a town’s movie stars

By Adam Larson
A bad deal
A bad deal

Federal land exchanges serve the wealthy, cost the public

By Erica Rosenberg
Running out of time
Running out of time

A dancing bird finally gets some protections, but is it too late?

By John Horning/Writers on the Range

Top Stories

Lights, camera, action
02/29/2024
Lights, camera, action
By Missy Votel

DIFF returns for 19th year with something for everyone
 

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We met at The Ranch
02/22/2024
We met at The Ranch
By Missy Votel

Finding true love at El Rancho does happen ... a lot

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A trail to somewhere
02/15/2024
A trail to somewhere
By Jonathan Romeo

Grassroots effort launched to build Durango-to-Hermosa trail
 

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Living to tell
02/15/2024
Living to tell
By Stina Sieg / Colorado Public Radio

As avi deaths mount, revisiting one survivor's harrowing tale

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The Pole

Crying wolf
02/29/2024

Since 10 wolves were reintroduced to northern Colorado this winter, there have been more than 50 reported sightings via an online form on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Seeing as how it’s been a hot minute, or never, since most Coloradoans have seen a wolf, some reports have proven more helpful than others.

Numb nuts?
02/22/2024

Tired of saddle sores and chamois chafe? Well, settle in, because we’re about to have a really uncomfortable conversation. About bike seats.

The long haul
02/15/2024

Clocking in at 1.45 miles and 30 minutes of ducking and weaving through wall-to-wall people, shlepping from one end of DIA’s B Concourse to the other is no cake walk. But now, DIA travelers have someone to commiserate with. Apparently, Salt Lake City International Airport also has a B concourse with a death march from hell.

Sun's out, buns out
02/08/2024

For an upcoming girls ski weekend at Sunlight Mountain Resort, you can leave your boots on – but not much else. On March 29-30, the small, privately owned resort near Glenwood Springs will host the all-female “Boot Tan Fest,” complete with an end-of-day naked ski lap.

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