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Summer brings opportunity for open space exploration

June 1, 2021

An evening exploration at Filoha Meadows.

Pitkin County’s two nature preserves are largely off-limits to the general public, but each summer and fall, a limited slate of programs offer rare access to these special places. And now is the time to sign up.


The mysterious, maligned mountain whitefish

May 3, 2021

A mountain whitefish swims over river bedrock. Photo: Freshwaters Illustrated

The mountain whitefish can’t get no respect, to coin a phrase. But it ought to.


Living in lion country (the camera doesn’t lie)

March 29, 2021

An eye-popping video of three mountain lions making their way through Aspen’s West End neighborhood recently made a social media splash, but the presence of the big cats shouldn’t come as a surprise.