Andrew Gulliford

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

They painted in the canyons: Archaic artists created compelling images 5,000 years ago

Of the thousands of Native American rock-art panels in the Southwest, none are older than the Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers,...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park license...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Trampling barriers: Mancos artist’s bronze sculpture honors fall of Berlin Wall

President George H.W. Bush helped reunite East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, and a Mancos artist cast a 7-ton bronze sculpture commemorating the event. For 28 years, Berlin and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

The Woolly West: ‘Sheepscapes’ tell the story of sheepherding in Colorado

Everybody writes about cowboys. Nobody writes about sheepherders. Of the hundreds of books written about cowboys and cowboying in the American West, there are few volumes on sheep and sheepmen. So...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

For 15 years, my dog, Finn, was a beloved companion, hiking partner

By Andrew Gulliford Special to the Herald It has been enough time now that I can finally write this column without choking up. These are some of the hardest words I’ve ever written. Tears have...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Lessons of the 416 Fire show how our approach to wildfires has evolved

The summer of 2018 in Durango will go down as a summer of fire and smoke. There are many lessons to learn from the devastating pattern of drought, wildfire and debris we are enduring, but one of...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Olga Little: A mining-era legend of the La Platas

Olga Little, Durango’s own famous female burro-packer, has many stories connected to her historic work delivering supplies to remote mines and miners. She also has a mountain named for her in the...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Danny Pierce’s father helped build Durango, brick by brick

Father’s Day is special for most of us, but for one son, it has a particularly deep meaning. When writers start a story, they never know what threads will weave together. I thought I would be...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

In Bluff, the Silver Dollar Bar becomes the Bears Ears Education Center

Downtown Durango thrives because buildings get recycled. Former car dealerships are now brewpubs and office buildings. Our historic electric power plant is the Powerhouse Science Center, and a...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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