view to the west

Finding the Love Spot
by Peter Shelton
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Shelton learns something new about skiing.
Build a Bank and Lean Against It
by Peter Shelton
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Columnist Peter Shelton has a million questions about what he calls ‘the white circus’ that has just arrived at the Telluride Ski Area.
Temporary Blindness
by Peter Shelton
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s the snow blindness, not the icy roads, which cause the real drama of winter driving.
In Aspen, Snow Played the Villain
by Peter Shelton
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Vonntourage’ or not, World Cup skier Lindsey Vonn could not conquer Aspen’s brutally hard race course last weekend, calling into question the practice of ‘injecting’ snow.
Ligers and Wholphins and Sharks, Oh My!
by Peter Shelton
Nov 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Short films that set the audience free.
Comedy and Its Opposite
by Peter Shelton
Nov 18, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s enough to make you laugh until you cry.
The Man on the Medal
by Peter Shelton
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s mid-November and the snow has already hit the ground. Guess what’s on columnist Peter Shelton’s mind?
Say Goodnight, Gracie
by Peter Shelton
Nov 04, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Say Goodnight, Gracie: We lost a powerhouse of a writer when Grace Herndon died Monday, at 85.
Worst Ideas of the Week
by Peter Shelton
Oct 30, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Among the Palin/Fred Thompson endorsement and balloon boy, smartphone apps on the ski slope is on columnist Peter Shelton’s worst ideas of the week list.
The Empty Nest Is a Figment
by Peter Shelton
Oct 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Columnist Peter Shelton as a parent has run the gamut of worries for his two daughters during their upbringing. Even though they are both grown ‘responsible adults’ his worries still linger.
When the Drill Rigs Go Up, Next Door
by Peter Shelton
Oct 13, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Peter Shelton has lived through the nightmare of having the subsurface mineral rights to his land sold out from under him. Here, he reports on the new documentary film about subsurface mineral righ...
The Edge of Never
by Peter Shelton
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Old skiers, young skiers and middle-aged skiers wearing very nice sweaters come together for ‘The Edge of Never.’
A Tale of Two Towns
by Peter Shelton
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Helper and Green River, Utah may seem run-down but their futures look bright.
Saber Tooth
by Peter Shelton
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A chance encounter with a bear’s skull prompts a case of the shivers.
The Education of a Philanthropist
by Peter Shelton
Sep 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The Christian right wing’s ‘funding angel’ Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Jr. – odd, even at the age of eleven.
Where the Water Comes From
by Peter Shelton
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Shelton reflects on Montrose County before the water came.
Beware the Phrase 'Of All Time'
by Peter Shelton
Sep 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Deceased Freeskier Shane McConkey may not be the best of all time but he deserves to be in the lineup of skiing greats.
The Italian Swimsuit Issue
by Peter Shelton
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Columnist Peter Shelton ponders an emergency ban on evolving technology in the world’s most popular boring sport.
Cruise America, Part Deux
by Peter Shelton
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Seeing the West by RV can be an amazing experience, especially once you name your RV. Columnist Peter Shelton provides just a few tips on achieving the experience in this week’s View to the West.
Cruise, Cruise America
by Peter Shelton
Aug 06, 2009 | 8 8 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
He’s going to California by way of recreational vehicle.