|Bear enjoying late-season tomatoes.|
• "The Hermit: New Mexico's First Mountaineer" — it's a story of religion, violence, penitence, and isolation, in other words, New Mexico.
• Some birds do well in cities and suburbs. How can we help them?
• We are told the decades of forest-fire suppression has led to hotter, bigger files. But a CU study suggests that severe fires are not new on Colorado's Front Range.
• Plans to sequence the genome of the oldest dogs found in North America.
• Outdoor magazine's best 25 books for well-read explorers. Old Glory, yes!
• Everyone hears about Coronado's expedition in the American southwest, no one about Francisco Leyva de Bonilla's. Maybe that is because it was such as disaster.
• Saving a big piece of southeastern Colorado's canyon country. And a chunk of the High Plains east of Pueblo.
• Why are we still talking about Chris "Supertramp" McCandless?
Twenty-three years after his death, McCandless still has people talking — debating his cause of death, condemning his choices and discussing how perhaps they, too, can leave everything behind and walk into the wild.• A "river of sheep" in northwestern Colorado. Good photos.