Andrew Gulliford

Position: Special to the Herald


The teddy bear truth unraveled

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – If President Theodore Roosevelt roped and rode and hunted in the West, what is the link between TR and the bear that bears his name? American children have a right to know. So...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Postcards sent from past

It began as a simple thing. Fort Lewis College donor and part-time Durango resident Nina Heald Webber started to collect postcards. Now two decades and 4,000 Southwest Colorado postcards later, we...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Flyovers come at a price

SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS – I’ve hiked Tomahawk Basin in the La Platas, and on the shoulders of Diorite Peak at 12,761 feet rest a few shards of twisted aluminum from a 1960s military plane crash. Not...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Finding a lost mastodon

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah – It takes a long time to find a mastodon, especially if it’s been buried beneath tamarisk, oak brush and Russian olive bushes. I’d heard rumors about a mastodon along the San...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

‘The way the cowboys did it’

HERMOSA PARK Log cabins built by cowboys represent an American icon and a part of Western heritage. There aren’t many cow-camp cabins left, but an excellent example of one just got stabilized this...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Furious fun on the Yampa Gargantuan runoff means high danger on big river

DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT – It was just luck that we launched our rafts on the Yampa River the day before one of the highest recorded river flows in its history. It was just luck that we slammed...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Still on the lookout

DOLORES – Eight thousand fire lookouts once towered across America, at least a dozen in the San Juan National Forest. Now only one is staffed in the forest during the five-month fire season from...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Recalling the Old Fort College celebrates century mark, community its hardscrabble past

OLD FORT LEWIS – In La Plata County, settlers and farmers took up homesteads near historic Fort Lewis. Four generations later, some of those pioneer families remain, and they have a warm and...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Lifetime achievements

MANCOS – Florence Lister’s distinguished career in Southwestern archaeology began at Chaco Canyon in the summer of 1940. As a young University of New Mexico anthropology student, she yearned to be...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Eye of the miracle

LOS OJOS, N.M. – Many miracles have occurred in northern New Mexico, and one of them began with a runaway horse. A century ago, the pretty Hispanic wife of Irish mercantile magnate T.D. Burns lost...

DATE: April 9, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

The vanishing cowboy camp

FRUITA – When late winter weather rolls in I think of cowboys waiting out storms huddled in their line shacks drinking hot coffee from blue metal cups. Rode hard and put away wet, with...

DATE: March 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Proud of its past

BLANDING, Utah – Trust is critical in any relationship but especially between a museum and its donors. It takes years to build those ties. After decades of working with locals and federal agencies...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2011 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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