Southwest Colorado: A great place to grow beans. Dry, hot weather with minimal rainfall means certain doom for most crops, but not for these deeply rooted legumes. Able to withstand extreme desert conditions, folks have been growing and loving their high country desert beans for ages. Heres an early season glimpse into the nearby Pinto Bean Capitol of the World.

A retired truck sits just outside of Dove Creek. A retired bean field heads toward a suburban fate. An old farm relic rusts near the verdant fields of Pleasant
View. Bean bags hang on a wall at the Ruins of America antique store
in Pleasant View, Colorado. A local favorite: the Anasazi bean.


In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation