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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 Wine Lovers Have Something to Celebrate
4 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 …
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Secretary of Interior Recommends Changes to some National Monuments
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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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Brewery Hopping Across the State of Wyoming
6 months ago

Brewery Hopping Across the State of Wyoming

For being fairly new to the craft beer movement, Wyoming has stepped up its game in recent years. Although smaller in comparison to Colorado, Oregon or California –  you will …
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Is Colorado the New Epicenter of Bluegrass?
7 months ago

Is Colorado the New Epicenter of Bluegrass?

There is no hiding that Bluegrass owes its original heritage to the hill-country of Appalachia.  But for those familiar with the bluegrass scene in Colorado, its undeniable that the fast …
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Day 1 at the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games
7 months ago

Day 1 at the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games

Below the bright blue skies of Vail, Colorado – the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games are lighting the summer off with 4 days of the nation’s best in outdoor sports and …
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The West’s Best Brew Fests of Summer 2017
8 months ago

The West’s Best Brew Fests of Summer 2017

The culture of craft beer pours over the West and is celebrated at hundreds of brew fests stretching from New Mexico to Alaska.  With so many to choose from, we decided …
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