Category - Feature

Painting a Bright Future

By Arlene Shovald – Before he was old enough to have a driver’s license, Cody Oldham, Colorado landscape and wildlife artist, had launched a career of his own, showing his work in prestigious Colorado galleries and...

Pets That Make You Smile

Pets are priceless. They’re our confidants, comrades and comforters — and the feeling is mutual. Known for nuzzling their humans for a touch, treat or trek around town, pets bring joy even in the most difficult times. When we...

Chronicles of a Female Aviator

By Julie Simpson –  It’s the summer of 1917. A teenage Marvel Crosson and her young brother, Joe, stand in awe before a flying machine at the Logan County Fair in Sterling, Colorado. It isn’t much: an early...

Overlanding: The Art of Getting Lost

By Eugene Buchanan – Just after Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home order lifted, Pat Drake and his family — including wife Isabel and kids Olivia, Cruz and Catalina — fired up their Toyota TRD Pro 4×4 and set...

A Nostalgic Spin: Historic Colorado Carousels

By Matt Vincent – Once upon a time in America, brightly colored carousels spinning round and round to the sound of Wurlitzer organs were the ultimate in entertainment. From the Gilded Age to the 1920s, an estimated 6,000...

Simply Colorado: 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Elliot Erwitt said, “The whole point of taking pictures is so you don’t have to explain things with words.” Colorado simply speaks for itself through the photos readers submitted to Colorado Country Life’s 2020 photo...