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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
Best of Basin & Range Magazine 2017 – The Year in Review
2 months ago

Best of Basin & Range Magazine 2017 – The Year in Review

2017 will go down as a memorable year for our readers.  This year’s Year in Review saw the changing of the US President – signifying not only a simple change …
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2018 Jeep Wrangler JL: Evolution of an Icon
2 months ago

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL: Evolution of an Icon

Good news adventure seeking, road trip taking, off-road driving overlander’ers – the latest version of the pinnacle dirt-worthy truck of our age, the Jeep Wrangler, was just officially announced and …
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2017 Basin and Range Holiday Gift Guide
2 months ago

2017 Basin and Range Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or another, our gift guide includes something for everyone on your list… and it all comes from the most beautiful places of the West.  We’ve …
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Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 2
4 months ago

Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 2

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 something called, “Federally Managed Public …
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The West’s Biggest Winners at 2017 GABF
4 months ago

The West’s Biggest Winners at 2017 GABF

The 2017 Great American Beer Festival, or GABF as it is affectionately known as, has come and gone once again – leaving hundreds of craft beer brewers and thousands of …
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Colorado Brewers Guild’s Hop the Vote Comes Back for GABF
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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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