view to the west

VIEW TO THE WEST | Thank You, Dear Readers
by Peter Shelton
Sep 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
After 27 years, the columnist is moving on.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Old Ridgway Bijou
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
As the 40th Telluride Film Festival nears, memories of its early days.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Need for Speed
by Peter Shelton
Aug 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Remembering the speed skiing championships on Velocity Peak outside Silverton in the early 1980s.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Ballad of Bailey
by Peter Shelton
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Purchased new in 1977, a deep-blue Jeep pickup grows paler (and rustier) by the season.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Sporting Life
by Peter Shelton
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
So-called action sports evolved in tandem with the decline of empire and the revolutions of the 20th century.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Tales of the Monsoon
by Peter Shelton
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
When monsoon season arrives at last, the result is not always temperate.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Into the Mystic
by Peter Shelton
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
The death of solo hiker Randy Udall touches more than family.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Cowboy And the Mountain Biker
by Peter Shelton
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
An incident along the South Canal illustrates a cultural divide.
VIEW TO THE WEST | An American Abroad, Part Drei
by Peter Shelton
Jun 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 90 90 recommendations | email to a friend
Homesickness doesn’t erase the foreignness of a foreign exchange.
VIEW TO THE WEST | An American Abroad, Part Zwei
by Peter Shelton
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
Rattlesnake-venom, the Vietnam war, and Peter, Paul and Mary all played a role in the author’s first experience overseas.
VIEW TO THE WEST | An American Abroad
by Peter Shelton
Jun 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Perspective is hard to come by when you are a 16-year-old exchange student.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Fight on Everest
by Peter Shelton
Jun 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
On the 50th anniversary of the first successful American team on Mount Everest, did Mountainfilm’s special guests talk about “the fight?”
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Dogs Of Nucla
by Peter Shelton
Jun 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Twenty-one years ago, Nucla tried to bust out of its economic doldrums with a competitive prairie dog shoot.
VIEW TO THE WEST | In the Beginning . . .
by Peter Shelton
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
As Mountainfilm in Telluride celebrates its 35th anniversary, the author recalls moments from the early years.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Grand Old Game
by Peter Shelton
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Montrose hosted round one of the state baseball tournament and came through with two wins to advance to the quarterfinals.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Before Civil Unions, A Gay Takeover
by Peter Shelton
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
In tiny Alpine County, Calif., gays once attempted a political takeover.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Windshield Visions
by Peter Shelton
May 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes road visions stick in the mind as tenaciously as the family at the end of the drive.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The House That Hubris Built
Apr 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The visual impact of “the house on the hill,” as it has come to be called here in Ouray County, would be difficult to overstate. It juts out over the valley of the Uncompahgre like a codpiece.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Drought Happens
by Peter Shelton
Apr 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorado’s drought is in its second consecutive year, and the prognosis is not good.
VIEW TO THE WEST | April Showers Bring...Déjà vu
by Peter Shelton
Apr 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
A big spring snowstorm right after the ski area closes? It’s par for the course.