Little Dog

Little Dog

by M John Fayhee February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Little Dog It took two years for me to be able to even think of being open to bringing a new dog into my life. It does not make me feel good to say this, but I am pretty much convinced that each of us will likely share time on this plane of existence with […]

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Cumulus  Dentatus,  or Why I Believe  in Winter Storm  Warnings

Cumulus Dentatus, or Why I Believe in Winter Storm Warnings

by Aaron Thomas Philips February 1, 2011 Features

1. Unmooring On some days, you sit and look at the computer. Your fingers touch the keys and go nowhere. Your mind numbs as symbols collide on the screen. On some days, this all makes perfect sense. You have things to do. You are bound, chained. But on other days, there’s that cold wet black […]

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Kara Oke Dokie

Kara Oke Dokie

by Dawne Belloise February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Up here in the thin air, sometimes all it takes to get people up and chirping is the promise of free booze offered by the bars hosting the sing-along.

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Life on the Mountain Music Road

Life on the Mountain Music Road

by Kimberly Nicoletti February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Playing chicken Split Lip Rayfield, a “thrash-grass trio,” quickly learned that taking a live bantam hen from their farm in Kansas to mountain-town gigs ranging from Vail and Steamboat Springs to Jackson Hole and Utah resorts wasn’t such a good idea after all. They originally thought the chicken might drum up T-shirt and CD sales […]

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Letters - #176

Letters – #176

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Envelope: By Autumn Stinar. We’re in the market for decorative envelopes to help beautify our Letters pages. If you’ve got an artistic envelope bent, pull out your weapons-of-choice, decorate an envelope with our snail mail address on it, mail the resultant envelope to us, and, if we print it, we’ll give you a year’s subscription […]

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A Skier’s Journey

A Skier’s Journey

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 February - March 2011

Film: “A Skier’s Journey,” by Jordan Manley I thought I’d get in one last ski movie before Mud Season starts, and Jordan Manley’s is a good one (or three) to end on. This isn’t the standard hyper-expensive, multi-sponsor, mega-star affairs that are released every fall — it’s a series of three short films on Vimeo, […]

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Take A Seat

Take A Seat

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 Books

“Take A Seat,” by Dominic Gill In June 2006, Dominic Gill pedaled south from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, on a tandem bicycle loaded with video equipment and everything he needed to survive, but an empty seat on the back of the bike. He planned to bicycle the longest land route in the world, to the southernmost […]

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Breaking Into the Backcountry

Breaking Into the Backcountry

by MG Admin February 1, 2011 Books

“Breaking Into the Backcountry,” by Steve Edwards In 2001, Steve Edwards, a 26-year-old Purdue University professor who had “never been much of an outdoorsman,” won a PEN/Northwest writing residency, earning him a seven-month stint as the caretaker of a backcountry homestead on Oregon’s Rogue River. He was a flatlander, a virgin fly-fisherman, 70 miles from […]

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