Category - Feature

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...

Colorado Company Creates Impossible Art Installations

By Sharon Sullivan – Imagine watching active sea life through a crystal clear acrylic window while dining in the world’s largest underwater restaurant. A Grand Junction company helped make that possible for a Norwegian...

Backcountry Heroes: Routt County Search & Rescue

By Eugene Buchanan, Photography by John Russell – You’ll have to excuse Dan Gilchrist if he’s not at the head of his hand-built, Sunday dinner table for pot roast with his family. If his daughters Caroline, 15, and...

Art Forged with Passion

By Indiana Reed – Photography by Jess C. Leonard – It began with his fascination for old, worn structures. In the 1970s, Joe DeLaRonde was finishing his undergraduate degree in zoology and psychology, with a minor in...

Bringing Light, Finding Joy

By Mona Neeley – This past summer, 20 lineworkers from Colorado and Oklahoma went to Guatemala and changed the world for the people in the village of Sillab. By running power lines and wiring homes, they brought electricity...