When we were on a book tour in New Zealand, we came across a country inn marquee advertising the “Best Muscles in the World,” green-lipped ones. We pulled in. Mussels (not muscles), beer and a band -what could be better?
Dear Editor: I’m writing today to address those who believe that the pandemic isn’t real, or that things like mask mandates and business restrictions are violations of their constitutional rights. I respect everyone’s right to their opinions, and maintain that we are all entitled to our unique beliefs regarding this extremely complicated world, as long as those beliefs don’t impinge on anyone else’s rights.
Nature awaits many surprises For thee — Enos Mills A surprise came to me Friday, Nov. 6, when my friend Chris Lance of Ridgway notified me that she had a Brown Thrasher on her property and she thought this was a rare occurrence.
Its been a classic Colorado November here in Ouray, a true transition month: 17 warm, sunny and short days; six cloudy days with rain, snow and sleet; two blustery ones with 40 mph winds. On the warm and dry side, November 2020 has averaged 29-degree nights and 52-degree days, approximately 6-7 degrees above normal as of this Monday.
In the late 1880s, William Jackson Palmer and his Denver and Rio Grande (D&RG) West Railroad had big dreams of conquering the Rocky Mountains to tap into the wealth flowing in and out of the new mining districts. Railroad companies knew building tracks through the mountains would be challenging and expensive.