Stuff by Geneviève Villamizar

  • Locations: News Published

    Zimbabwean Eisenhower Fellow visits local ag innovators

    Defining “permaculture” in his own words, Kudakwashe Manyanga said, “In my country, we have what we call ‘farming God’s way.’”

    On Basalt Mountain, at 7,200 feet, that “way” fills the very air. Red rock cliffs and clear blue skies dazzle the senses. Translucent, new-green leaves unfurl along slender chokecherry stems.… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Dandy drummers start the day

    There’s no denying the African drummers carry Dandelion Day’s Parade of Species. An intoxicating wall of sound comes at you, reverberating off historic buildings, whirling, lifting, falling with the spring air and bluebird skies — it’s nearly impossible not to be swept up. And then, of course, there are the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Living the enlivening of spring

    I almost drove off the road when I caught sight of the wild Merriam’s turkeys — two or three toms were in full display mating mode. How could you miss them? Sunlit, the ivory and cream bands of their tail fans were incandescent, their regal sway reminiscent of an elk’s… read more →

  • Locations: Español Published

    Cómo obtener un permiso de caza

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Solicitar un permiso de caza puede ser confuso al inicio. Entre las regulaciones de Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) y la simple vieja estrategia del cazador, todavía estoy aprendiendo los pormenores después de 20 años. Si estás leyendo esto, es muy probable que seas un nuevo… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    A big phat buy in Bonedale

    On Jan. 1, 2022, a year of talks culminated in the sale of Mark Fischer and Lari Goode’s Phat Thai restaurant to local Eric Mitchell and his talented but silent business partner.

    An alluring anchor on Main Street since December 2003, Phat Thai has long been a congenial, social crossroads;… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Bow hunting taught locally

    Walter Krom has been hunting with a bow and arrow since 1961, when he tried to hunt a squirrel in his backyard, as many young boys did, back in the day. He grew up in New Jersey, 10 miles from New York City. His dad was a hunter and archery… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    How to obtain a hunting license

    Applying for a hunting license can be confusing at first. Between Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) regulations and plain old hunter strategy, I’m still learning the ins and outs, 20 years in. If you’re even reading this, you’re most likely a new hunter, so we’ll stick to the basics together… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Branching Out: Striving and stretching

    Grunting, I doubled into the fence stretcher, pulling barb wire taut again. Mouth full of galvanized staples, I spit one out, both hands occupied. Didn’t know how others did it, so I did it my way and may have looked foolish. Working alone for days on end, I could care… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching Out: Fragrances of home-making

    The scent of cumin hits an ancestral note for me; it frees the feels, right up there with sauteed onions or sizzling garlic: uniquely and pungently itself. Familiar and welcoming, yes, but otherworldly, too. In just a handful of homes do I smell it, that pervasive, bulk-food spice cabinet… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Branching out: Oh, my god, the shoveling?

    It’s been 15 years since I’ve lived in a natural setting, and wow. Overnight. Lifestyle. Change.  

    At a slower rate, I’ve been shuttling for three weeks, moving to our new digs. Every time I pass Sunfire, the mouth of the canyon whispers, This is serious stuff.… read more →