Erika Simms of Colorado Culture Magazine Hiking Boulder Colorado



Erika Simms was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her parents, both outdoor adventurers, fostered her love for nature from a young age. Defining memories from growing up in Alaska include climbing in the Chugach Mountains, camping in bear country, and meeting Smokey the Bear at Portage Glacier. After a stopover in Washington, Erika moved to Colorado in 2010 and fell in love with the state. Thirteen years later, she created Colorado Culture Magazine. When Erika isn’t writing stories about colorful Colorado, she can be found on the hiking trails, ski slopes, and gravel roads.
"Wheel With Wooden Tools" by Rod Rosebrook (1977)
How Colorado Folk Artist Rod Rosebrook Became An Unlikely Sensation
When Colorado-born buckaroo and blacksmith Rod Rosebrook turned tools from his barn into works of art, galleries, museums, and folk art collectors were enthralled.
Mountain Plover in Karval, Colorado
Love Is In The Air As Mountain Plovers Arrive In Karval
The Karval Mountain Plover Festival kicks off April 26, 2024. This weekend-long event celebrates the lovable migratory birds that return to the prairies of Colorado every spring.
Sepia photograph of Gold Hill from 1888
March In Colorado History
Gold Hill miners establish Colorado's first mining district, Georgetown miner dies in first deadly avalanche, Colorado's first commercial radio station is born.
Devastating dust storm in Baca County, Colorado
Untold Stories Of Two Buttes Families Battling The Dust Bowl
As the Dust Bowl barreled down on the small farming community of Two Buttes, its residents fought for survival against suffocating dust storms, unrelenting drought, and economic hardship.
Women of the Colorado Mines (Thumbnail Front Cover)
Author Linda Wommack Honors The Women Of Colorado Mining History
With her new book, Women of the Colorado Mines, award-winning author Linda Wommack honors the mighty women whose determination shaped Colorado's mining history.
Magellan T Bear (NASA)
How Rural Colorado Kids Sent The First Teddy Bear Into Space
The charming story of how students and faculty from Elk Creek Elementary School in rural Pine, Colorado, partnered with NASA to send "Magellan T. Bear" into space.
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