The 24 coolest towns in the USA – 2017

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 21, 2017 8:13:43 AM MDT

WARNING: If you’re looking for some algorithmically-based, data-driven list of towns, you may want to ignore this article altogether. Because when it comes to places, we’re pretty whimsical.


Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy finds home at Palmer High

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 15, 2017 2:53:42 PM MDT

This fall, Palmer High School students will have first crack at a new educational model that is both agriculturally minded and energy conscious: Arkose Ridge Leadership Academy.  


Teton Staycation: A Brief Escape to Baldy Yurt

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 10, 2017 9:05:17 AM MST

I didn’t have a group, a gameplan, or any idea of what life would look like five months down the road, but in October I booked two March nights at Baldy Yurt, up Fox Creek. They were the last available nights in either February or March.


Meet the first African-American crew member of the ISS

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 7, 2017 8:16:24 AM MST

When NASA announced the International Space Station crewmembers for upcoming missions, they ended up making history. First-flight astronaut Jeannette Epps will be the first African-American space station crewmember when she launches for her mission in May 2018.


This environmentalist is the flag-bearer of the changing face of farming

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 6, 2017 10:22:43 AM MST

My journey through Secret India is really about a series of serendipitous connections via people, travel, food and curiosity. Take for example Gaytri Bhatia. We first came across her name and that of Vrindavan Farm when we were planning a very intricate sit-down dinner for Hermès and really wanted to do an authentic farm-to-table experience. This meant tracking down a farmer who was on the same wavelength as us, asking them for a list of produce that would be in season at the time of the event, and actually creating the menu around what was available and not vice versa, as often happens.


WWII 10th Mountain Division Victories Honored Through Ski-In

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 2, 2017 8:16:08 AM MST

Over one-hundred 10th Mountain Division personnel, veterans, and descendants recently participated in the 10th Mountain Division’s annual Ski-In, an event that pays tribute to the WWII 10th Mountain Division’s Riva Ridge and Mount Belvedere victories in the Italian theater during WWII. These two victories helped accelerate the war’s end in Europe. The week-long Ski-In spanned many resorts including Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, and Ski Cooper, some founded by WWII 10th Mountain Division veterans.


Edmond resident completes 80-day wilderness expedition in Patagonia

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 15, 2017 8:31:58 AM MST

Joe Romano, 20, of Edmond, recently completed a fall semester in Patagonia with NOLS. Expedition courses at NOLS take students of all ages into remote wilderness areas where instructors teach students technical outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics. In 1974, NOLS invented the outdoor semester. Now each year, 800 students spend a semester with NOLS learning new skills, exploring new ideas, and making new friends surrounded by the wilderness.


Steamboat Springs graduate completes Patagonia expedition

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 14, 2017 2:05:40 PM MST

While other college students were spending their fall term listening to lectures and cramming for tests, Jackson Perry was earning his credits in the remote wilderness of Patagonia.


Yarn Registry – I am a Grand Canyon park ranger

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 10, 2017 10:14:22 AM MST

Sarah Acomb grew up in Yellow Springs but now calls the Grand Canyon home. She is a park ranger with the National Park Service, helping visitors understand the multifaceted majesty of one of the world’s great natural wonders. She didn’t set out to be a park ranger but has come to identify with the job in a way that transcends mere employment or as a way to channel her interest in the sciences. Her job offers the chance to not only be in a place of unparalleled beauty every single day, but to teach and live among a community of like-minded people who are just as enthralled with what they’re doing.


Molly Graham is taking on a top ops role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 9, 2017 4:15:19 PM MST

Silicon Valley executive Molly Graham has been hired as VP of operations at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, rounding out another key leadership role at the huge philanthropic fund created by Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.