Outside in Aspen
ASPEN—This weekend marks the inaugural Outside in Aspen kick off—a weekend-long outdoors binge of hiking, biking, and flyfishing put on by Outside Magazine and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. We were supposed to go fishing, but with Ruedi reservoir on the brink of run-off madness, we’re holed up in the quaint digs of the super-swanky Little Nell hotel. (Just racked up a $50 breakfast tab. The boss ain’t going to be pleased.) If you’re in town, stop by and say hi. The event opens with a welcome party tonight at the Sky Hotel. More details after the jump.
Phaser Guns and Fish Farms
VANCOUVER—Canadian actor William Shatner has lent his iconic prowess to help urge Canadians in the fight for preserving British Columbia’s remaining wild salmon resources. The former Star Trek captain recently teamed up with Fin Donnelly, the federal New Democrat Fisheries and Oceans critic, who introduced a private member’s bill last month that would force fish farm operators to move from open nets along the B.C. coast to closed-containment systems.
“Peace or… UTTER DESTRUCTION… it’s up to you.”
—Captain James T. Kirk
Tom Bie is the founder, editor, and publisher of The Drake. He started the magazine in 1998 as an annual newsprint publication based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He then moved it to Steamboat, Colorado (1999), Boulder, Colorado (2001), and San Clemente, California (2004), as he took jobs as managing editor at Paddler, Senior Editor at Skiing, and Editor-in-Chief at Powder, respectively. Tom and The Drake are now both based in Denver, Colorado, where The Drake is finally all grows up(Swingers, 1996) to a quarterly magazine.