Image

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
Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 2
1 month 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 …
Read More

The West’s Biggest Winners at 2017 GABF
2 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 …
Read More

Colorado Brewers Guild’s Hop the Vote Comes Back for GABF
2 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. …
Read More

Showers Pass and IMBA Debut Cycling Jacket Collab
2 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 …
Read More

Understanding Public Lands and Why They Matter: Part 1
3 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 …
Read More

Field Testing the Rumpl Puffy Blanket
3 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 …
Read More

Colorado Wine Lovers Have Something to Celebrate
3 months 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 …
Read More

Secretary of Interior Recommends Changes to some National Monuments
4 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 …
Read More

Basin and Range’s 2017 Summer Road Trip
4 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 …
Read More