Position: Special to the Herald

Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

About: Andrew Gulliford is a professor of Southwest Studies and History at Fort Lewis College.

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

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 clouded my vision but not my heart. Earlier...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

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: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

World War II bombers once roared through the Grand Canyon

My dad grew up in the Great Depression and had nothing, not even his father’s name. An illegitimate son, he had to succeed on his own. He walked railroad tracks to pick up loose coal that fell off...

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

David Petersen featured in new film

The scattered remnants of the 1960s generation have mostly grown older, softer and lost their cutting edge. Not so for writer, conservationist and bow-hunter David Petersen, who moved with his...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Looking at the life of prospector Cass Hite

In the desert at twilight, as the heat slowly dissipates, the sky turns cobalt blue and stars peak over canyon walls, I think about lone prospectors who spent years of their lives looking for that...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Writer advocates for ancient S.W. sites

The public is deeply interested in Southwestern archaeology but often needs a non-professional to interpret and synthesize archaeological findings. Beginning with his book In Search of the Old Ones...

DATE: April 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

A renewed look at our Colo. peregrines

Originally published in hardcover in 1991, Wings for My Flight chronicles the adventures and misadventures of a young female biologist stationed atop Chimney Rock between Bayfield and Pagosa...

DATE: March 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Book explores Meeker incident

Several books have been written about the 1879 Meeker incident and the dispossession of the northwest Colorado Utes, but journalist Robert Silbernagel became a historian on horseback to learn more...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Books

At long last, some respect for the jackass

At last a book has been written that sings the praises of the ubiquitous 19th century mountain canary – the lonely burro – although often during full-moon nights, burros did their own singing, and...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Books

Outsider drums way into hearts of Tierra Amarilla residents

Tierra Amarilla, N.M. –Three Ravens is the coffee shop that drums built. In the economically depressed and deeply traditional northern New Mexican village of Tierra Amarilla, Korean-born drum-maker...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Spanning the Ages

MARBLE CANYON, Ariz. - Something unexpected happened on my way across the bridge.Only two bridges top the Grand Canyon, and they sit side by side. I'd driven across the modern highway bridge a...

DATE: March 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Travel