Items by David Frey

What we take and leave when wildfire comes
What we take and leave when wildfire comes
A writer catalogues the practical and the sentimental objects grabbed when people flee their homes
The persistence of a golden time in the West
The persistence of a golden time in the West
Seventy years after the publication of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, migrant workers still roam the West, eking out a tough living in its orchards and farm fields.
Man Camp
In Western Colorado, where the energy boom is stretching the resources – and social fabric – of local communities, some companies have turned to portable dormitories to ease the housing crunch.
The Devil’s Highway was a road to God’s Country
U.S. Route 666 is having its number changed to appease those who fear the number 666, but the author remembers the road with fondness, and fears its link with the Mother Road, Route 66, will now be lost
Resort counties push for legal workers
The Rural Resort Region, a coalition of five Colorado counties, is pressing for a new guest-worker program to legitimize the immigrant workers needed by their resorts.
An angry, compassionate memorial to a mysterious tragedy
An angry, compassionate memorial to a mysterious tragedy
In "Fire On the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire," John N. Maclean reconstructs and analyzes all that led up to the deadly firestorm on Storm King Mountain where 14 firefighters died.
A battle for turf on a flat-top mountain
Forest Service seeks to limit all-terrain vehicle access to Colorado's Grand Mesa.
California developer gets warm Colorado welcome
A California developer proposes a huge resort development in North Park, Colo.
Two "miners" may be seeking to shaft into U.S. Treasury
Two Oregon miners may have staked a claim to pressure the feds to buy them out.
Colorado gets tougher on oil firms
Colorado Director of Natural Resources, Ken Salazar, attempts to tighten regulations for oil and gas drilling in eastern Colorado, despite farmers' criticism that reforms fall short
Gould group gears up
An advocacy group forms to fight off a proposed ski resort on Seven Utes Mountain, west of Fort Collins, Colo.
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