Author: SusanR

Susan Richards is a retired editor living in Thornton, Colo., near the family and mountains she loves.

Diversity must be scary

For some time I’ve wondered about the hairstyles of women on tv — particularly hosts, news readers, and weather reporters. It seems to be almost a requirement that, blonde or brunette, they have long hair, below the shoulders. Is that just the usual style among women these days, or is it the preference of their bosses? (Yes, it’s my granddaughter’s style, but she’s only 16.) Certainly there are exceptions, but not a notable number.


Rescuing Roland

Happy pup gets ride off the mountain (Photo: El Paso County Search and Rescue)

Colorado’s 14,115-foot Pikes Peak is often hiked via the Barr Trail, a “mere” 24-mile round trip, and many hikers love to take their dogs along for the adventure. It’s often a bad idea. Yesterday, for reasons not reported, a dog named Roland was being carried down the latter part of the trail by his owner, who finally had to stop and call for help about 6.5 miles from the trailhead. El Paso County Search and Rescue, staffed by volunteers as are all Colorado rescue teams, responded and assisted the pup and his owner back to their car.