Erika Simms of Colorado Culture Magazine Hiking Boulder Colorado

ERIKA SIMMS

EDITOR & WRITER

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.
Fossil Wasp Palaeovespa (Florissant Fossil Beds Colorado)
Ancient Insect Discoveries From Across Colorado (Part 2)
Colorado's ancient bugs have fascinating stories to tell. In the second part of a two-part series, we're looking at prehistoric dung beetles, wasps, and tsetse flies.
People At Slum Dwellings In Boulder Jungle Town (1920)
Boulder Was Once Blighted With Slums
Welcome to Jungle Town, the vanished slums of Boulder that pockmarked the city with squalor and destitution over a century ago.
10th Mountain Division soldiers push car out of snow in Colorado in 1940s
The Perils Of Colorado Winter Driving From Decades Past
A collection of historic images from the annals of Colorado history illustrates the perils faced by early motorists navigating winter conditions.
Barn Owls (Audubon Watercolor)
Audubon Watercolors Bring Colorado Owls To Life
Nearly 200 years ago, John J. Audubon published a collection of watercolor paintings depicting the diverse species of birds found in North America. Included in his works were the majestic owls of Colorado.
Rocky Mountain Columbines
The Hundred-Year Controversy Over Colorado's State Song
How the omission of a single word sparked a decades-long debate over Colorados' quest for the perfect state song.
Katydid Fossil from Green River Formation in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Ancient Insect Discoveries From Across Colorado (Part 1)
Colorado's ancient bugs have fascinating stories to tell. In the first part of a two-part series, we're looking at prehistoric katydids, cockroaches, and root weevils.