Chinle Miller spends her time in the wildlands of Utah and Colorado, eyeing civilization from a comfortable distance.
She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Colorado State University, an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Colorado, and an honorary PhD in Archaeology from Plateau University.
She is originally from Western Colorado.
Irby Miller was a gifted writer and historian. His life spanned several eras, and he loved writing about the many changes he had witnessed, contributing stories to several books and a number of magazines. When he was just a lad of seven, his family moved to a homestead near Craig, Colorado, as recounted in his book “The Ozark Clan of Elkhead Creek.”
He had a brilliant mind and a near-photographic memory and was adept at fixing about anything, from old farm machinery to the latest in computers and electronic gizmos. He was at his happiest when writing on his laptop or working on his ham radio gear (call letters W0RQC) or exploring the backcountry. He also had a passion for railroad history, which meshed well with his love of exploration. He enjoyed making homemade instruments and played guitar with his gospel quartet, the Sonshine Mountaineers.
In his later years, Irby especially enjoyed hanging out and swapping tall tales with his friends, members of what he called the “Old Codgers Club” or the “Liar’s Club.” Together, they solved many of the world’s problems. Irby passed away on December 31, 2006.
Val FitzPatrick was a cowboy with the famous Two Bar outfit in northwest Colorado and tells what it was really like to be a cowpuncher on one of the West’s last frontiers.
He was born January 4, 1886 and lived to the age of 102.
Since all his life was spent in Ute country, he had an intimate knowledge of the Northern Utes.
Rusty Wilson grew up in the state of Washington, in the heart of Bigfoot country. He didn’t know a thing about Bigfoot until he got lost at the age of six and was then found and subsequently adopted by a kindly Bigfoot family.
Because of his background, Rusty is considered to be the world’s foremost Bigfoot expert (at least so by himself, if not by anyone else). He’s spent many a fun evening around campfires with his clients, collecting stories.