Category - Feature

Christmas on the Rails

By Suzie Romig – A love of railroads started more than six decades ago when Dave Naples was only 8 years old and his dad gave him a Lionel model train set for Christmas. In his 40s, Naples began collecting everything model...

Express Your Sole

By Joanne Palmer – Annabel Reader will never forget the moment she met her future husband, Dan Huling. Both had been hired as entertainers for “A Nightmare Before Christmas” party. Huling was a 6-foot-2-inch juggling...

Bent’s Old Fort Revealed

Photos and story by Matt Vincent – Bent’s Fort was once the only American building located between the Missouri River and the Pacific Ocean, a lone structure in the vast western interior of North America. Built in 1833 on...

Take a Spin on the Western Slope

By Sharon Sullivan – Fruita’s downtown historic district bustles with two thriving coffee shops, a couple of craft breweries and a popular pizzeria. Sidewalk cafes, a unique performing arts venue and an interesting...

An Insider’s View of the Olympics

By Eugene Buchanan – Granby, Colorado’s Liz McIntyre, 55, is a board member for Mountain Parks Electric, one of CREA’s member co-ops. But she’s better known for her mogul skiing than her role at Mountain Parks. A...

A Day with a Tornado

By Bruce Connally, DMV, MS – “That cloud is terrifying!” Abby’s hushed voice reflected the trepidation we all felt. The roiling, churning black cloud was an EF3 tornado, which had just torn a half-mile-wide swath...

Colorado’s Four National Parks

Family fun close to home – By Kylee Coleman With the country and the world still recovering from the pandemic, national parks closer to home can be the perfect destination for a family vacation. Colorado is home to four...