Travel

Travel

When leaves change

The best time to visit is usually mid-October for fall color, but it depends on the weather and your altitude. (Leaves change earlier at higher elevations.).

Travel

Great Western drives

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails - or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th century aren't going away.

Travel

When skiing is sheer bliss

Winter was still in charge when we spotted them, raggedy brown patches staining the snow at Snowmass Ski Resort, in central Colorado's Pritkin County. In any other year we might have been greeted by mounds of powder on the Cirque, with a generous swath under Sheer Bliss, our favorite chairlift. The basics, indeed, for a last-of-the-season caper.

Entertainment

7 must-watch shows for your family this fall

Whether you've cut the cord or love live TV, there's plenty to entertain the fam this fall. You'll find strong female leads, uniquely gifted characters, history lessons, and more in a lineup that features diverse characters and celebrates the human spirit. Also, oldies-but-goodies "Gilmore Girls" and "Anne of Green Gables" return to the screen in promising-looking reboots sure to win new fans.

Videos

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Stone Ridge Christian overcame injuries to key personnel and a spirited effort from Brookside Christian to pull out a 33-26 comeback win on the road. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside 4:01

Stone Ridge Guts out road win over Brookside

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced 4:01

Highlights of Pitman's 34-27 win over Merced

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win 2:06

El Capitan's Isaac Gonzalez on the Gauchos' Big win

Devan Bass on Pitman's big comeback win over Merced 1:43

Devan Bass on Pitman's big comeback win over Merced