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Anatomy of an Avalanche

By Mark Rikkers and Aaron Rodriguez The Strongman Snowpack on an incline is in a constant tug-of-war between stress and strength. Gravity is a stress that increases with slope angle, and the snowpack has its own ever-changing strength. When the strength is greater than the stress, snow stays put; but when the cumulative stress is …

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Color Me Victorian

Tricks of the Paint Trade By Lance Waring Photo by Doug Berry Summer/Fall 2009 As career ski bum who’s lived in Telluride for 25 years without a trust fund, my resume is lengthy and diverse. Along with the usual retail and restaurant jobs, I’ve taught at the high school, worked in festival production, guided peak …

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Spanish Journeys into Yuta Country Local History By Paul O’Rourke Summer/Fall 2009 NO ONE REMEMBERS much about her, only that she was Yuta, from the territory north of New Mexico, and just one of many Natives visiting Abiquiú for the trade fair in May 1765. The local blacksmith hardly noticed her: She was there to …

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