Framing crew working in blizzard at Beaver Run.
Framing crew working in blizzard at Beaver Run.

I’ve always been fascinated with the grandeur of the mountain regions and vacationed there much of my youth. I figured out early in life that’s where I wanted to be. But what I didn’t understand was, what it would take to survive and work at 10,000 feet. Look into this unique lifestyle by following the stories of those who have.

Coming from the Trades

    I’ve always had a fascination for the mountains and building my home here. Not only was my father a masonry and general contractor, but my grandfather was building homes in the California foothills which fascinated me at an early age. My father was also an innovator developing new equipment and new techniques to save

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The Life of a Fourth Grader in Breckenridge

Griffith Gunnufson was born in the same town as his mother, Durango, Colorado. A few months later we moved back to Breckenridge where I bought a one bedroom rustic log house and completely remodeled it into a four bedroom house. I worked on the remodel late into the night after my construction day job was

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Our College Days Ski Safari

Author receiving Ticket on Vail Pass During my freshman year, two friends from my dormitory, Jack Barr and Bruce Cole, took me under their wings. Jack showed me how to be part of the ski scene. “Jeans are cool and that’s what the good skiers wear. If ya don’t fall, ya don’t need stretch pants.”

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Medical Flights to Sierra Madre

https://vimeo.com/78832857 A group from Arvada Rotory Club have flown into Guachochi, Mexico, for several years to bring medical aid and eye care to the community. Each trip seems to generate both adventure and a high sense of satisfaction of giving. I also have a separate back-story while documenting these medical trips. See Survival at Sierra

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Cowboy Poetry

https://vimeo.com/103880462 I covered the Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the Arvada Center for local CBS affiliate in the 1996. I’m not a western music lover, but I sure enjoy seeing these story tellers and musicians in person. Love the talent and local culture.

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M Haynes Scott – Artist

https://vimeo.com/435567876 One of the most talented painters I know runs a ranch in South Park, Colorado. Learn a little about M H Scott with this short video.

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Glen Aultman

https://vimeo.com/36874307 I interviewed the late Glen Aultman for CBS’s affiliate KCNC in 1998. He and his father ran their portrait studio in Trinidad, Colorado, for over a hundred and 20 years. Glen passed in 2000.

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Anderson Ranch

https://vimeo.com/60596489      Anderson Ranch is the major supporter of the arts on the western slope of Colorado. They have a large campus at the Snowmass Ski Area with programing in all aspects of the arts.     Jim Baker answered an ad and took a job in which he thought it entailed maintaining the darkroom. It

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Al Weber

https://vimeo.com/60802669 Al Weber opened and operated his photography school in Victor, Colorado in the 80s. Al taught along side Ansel at the Ansel Adams Photography Workshops in Yosemite and brought the big names of fine art photography to the Rockies. We became friends and he supported and mentored me until his death in 2016. He

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In Support of the Arts

https://vimeo.com/103862098 Back in the 90’s, Colorado was rated 47th in funding for the arts in the USA. In a effort by the Colorado Arts Consortium to get more funding, I produced a film to bring more awareness to the plight of the arts in our state. Two segments that were aired on KCNC detailing the

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