Thoughts and prayers need action too


I’ve been debating with myself on whether or not I should post what you’re about to read. And it seems as though I’ve won.

Usually, I try to avoid engaging in obnoxious debates — those arguments that should be taken seriously, but neither side is willing to compromise and reach a mutual, beneficial solution. As any proper journalist should, I try to remain as unbiased as possible and it is my personal goal to keep an open mind on all subjects.

But we all know everyone is biased. And I’ve been debating with myself not only on this post, but also where I stand on this topic. And, fair warning, my conclusion — or the closest thing I’ve come to it — is going to probably offend and upset those that thought they knew me. Thats fine, I’m not seeking approval, just wanting to open the door for a (hopefully) intelligent conversation and an effort to finding a solution.

So let’s open this can of worms: gun control.



Summiting Sneffels

Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but there’s no high that compares to standing 14,150 feet in the air.

Just west of the city of Ouray lies the picturesque Sneffels Range, its silhouette features jagged tips that stretch for miles in the San Juan Mountains. The most prominent peak of the range is Mt. Sneffels, Colorado’s 27th highest “14er” and the highest point in Ouray County.

After a year and a half of talking about it, and one failed attempt, I finally made it to the summit.