Peter Shelton

The Dogs of Nucla

Posted in Animal Dreams, How the West was Lost, Watch columns by pshelton on May 30, 2013

Twenty-one years ago, the microscopic town of Nucla (population 711), at the west end of Montrose County, garnered national attention for its Top Dog World Championship Prairie Dog Shoot. (more…)

In the Beginning

Posted in At the Movies, Watch columns by pshelton on May 23, 2013

I was there at the beginning.

But I think I can be forgiven my fuzzy memories of the earliest Mountainfilm festivals. (more…)

The Gand Old Game

Posted in More Sport, Watch columns by pshelton on May 16, 2013

I was grateful they moved the mini cannon a ways down the left-field line. (more…)

Before Civil Unions, A Gay Takeover

Posted in Personal History, Ski history, Watch columns by pshelton on May 9, 2013

Colorado‚Äôs recent acceptance of civil unions reminded me of a social experiment in little Alpine County, California, shortly before Ellen and I moved there in 1973. (more…)

Road Visions

Posted in Personal History, Road Trips West, Watch columns by pshelton on May 2, 2013

One. Nevada. A few miles from the California line, heading into the setting sun on U.S. 6, I have to put my hand up in front of my eyes occasionally, so bright is the starflash on the windshield.

Signs have warned, wordlessly in silhouette, of horses on the highway, (more…)