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About Charles Watkins

Charles Watkins is owner, editor, writer, photographer, and journalist for Basin & Range Magazine. In addition to Basin & Range Magazine, Charles was also the founding editor for Topline Magazine, which he launched in 2012 and guided for 3 years as a leading source for outdoor sports and lifestyle news. He also contributed written and photographic freelance works to There and Back magazine. His career also includes 9 trips to the continent of Antarctica working for the US Antarctic Program where he contributed his IT experience towards the cause of scientific discovery. Charles earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the Metropolitan University of Denver and is originally from ABQ, New Mexico. He now lives in the Denver, Colorado area.
Latest Posts | By Charles Watkins
Colorado Brewers Guild’s Hop the Vote Comes Back for GABF
2 weeks ago

Colorado Brewers Guild’s Hop the Vote Comes Back for GABF

As we enter the early weeks of October, the city of Denver, Colorado begins to make preparations to host the nation’s biggest celebration of beer… the Great American Beer Festival. …
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Showers Pass and IMBA Debut Cycling Jacket Collab
3 weeks ago

Showers Pass and IMBA Debut Cycling Jacket Collab

Cooler temperatures are definitely in the air, but that doesn’t mean the cycling season is over.  In fact, it only means that the trails are clearing out and making room …
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Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 1
4 weeks ago

Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 1

If you’ve been paying any attention to US political news over the last few years, you might have caught glimpses of the occasional headline focused on federally managed public lands.  From …
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Field Testing the Rumpl Puffy Blanket
1 month ago

Field Testing the Rumpl Puffy Blanket

Modern Outdoorists everywhere have a tendency to resolutely cherish puffy things – be that their puffy jacket, puffy sleeping bag, vest, booties or whatever; puffys have become keystone to keeping …
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Colorado Wine Lovers Have Something to Celebrate
1 month ago

Colorado Wine Lovers Have Something to Celebrate

While Colorado has been busily building its reputation for being one of the nation’s hotspots for craft beer, the state’s wine makers and grape growers have also been hard at …
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Secretary of Interior Recommends Changes to some National Monuments
2 months ago

Secretary of Interior Recommends Changes to some National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday that he will not seek to roll back any of the recently reviewed National Monuments. He has said however that he will press for …
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Basin and Range’s 2017 Summer Road Trip
2 months ago

Basin and Range’s 2017 Summer Road Trip

We’re hitting the trails again this summer on another giant road trip across four states of the Northern/Central Rockies of the Western US.  Along the way we’ll wander through the …
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B&R Inside Guide to Northern Idaho’s Lake District
3 months ago

B&R Inside Guide to Northern Idaho’s Lake District

Before leaving home for my week-long tour of Idaho‘s Lake District, I polled a few of my friends to see what they knew of Northern Idaho.  For those that had …
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Colorado Announces 2017 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition Winners
3 months ago

Colorado Announces 2017 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition Winners

Colorado’s reputation for being one of the origins of the nation’s popular craft beer movement is well-known… thanks in part to its current sitting Governor, John Hickenlooper who was one …
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