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Bang, Bang

The badlands escarpment west of the city is grotty and bitter, covered in crap: old refrigerators, truck cabs riddled with bullet holes, abandoned hardware—we saw a double sink complete with faucet—blowing trash, mashed beer cans. 109 more words

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Broncos will build miniature Mile High Stadium in parking lot of Sports Authority Field at Mile High

The Denver Broncos plan to build a miniature Mile High Stadium in the parking lot of their current stadium, according to a report from KMGH‑TV’s Marshall Zelinger. 183 more words

Denver Broncos

Well, Shit.

As we hiked out of the red-rock canyon on a well-worn trail, we came upon mountain lion scat. A lion will make regular rounds through its established territory; evidently this path belonged to a particular cat. 34 more words

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Wired

In the sand near the ruin of a Hispanic homestead, a chicken house woven of barbed wire. Lacking rabbit fence or hardware cloth, the settler had laboriously knitted his own: the enclosure’s six sides were crocheted like an afghan, crossed and criss-crossed, basted and pleated and pleached. 52 more words

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Raptor Day

On the San Luis road, a family of bald eagles on the plains west of the road, eating something: two adults, three juveniles. They rose lazily, the sun flashing on the adults’ white heads, and settled again farther away. 65 more words

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Silence, Sound

On the Dinetah. A long, bright canyon ruined with pump stations and the smell of gas.  A four-point buck bounded away with noiseless leaps; it stopped on the far side of the wash and looked at me. 36 more words

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Yo Ho Ho

We parked not far from an old rancho, and spent the day trudging up and down gravel hills. The bigger chert cobbles had been “mined” for the knapping of projectile points: busted cores, anvils, and hammer stones. 29 more words

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