Helping readers find interesting things to do, see, or read about, and helping advertisers find those readers by creating informative, eye-catching sections and pages.
A bachelor’s degree in English, with a lot of philosophy and a love of science. Michael learned graphic design and layout at a young age by sitting-in on classes while his mother attended graphic arts courses, with a little formal training later at Mesa State College.
A young Michael St. Clair quickly learned that being in outer space made everything much cooler. Too tall to be an astronaut, he learned that imagining things was almost as good, so he pursued ways to turn imagination into something tangible.
This course led to being the production editor of his high school paper, one heck of a good bookseller in two local book stores, and finally to a career in newspaper starting in Fort Collins at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, where he made things read well and look good for nearly a decade.
Returning to the Grand Valley, he does his best to continue his goals while being closer to friends and family.
Born a few centuries too late, Michael has a fascination with the Napoleonic Royal Navy in particular and the age of fighting sail in general. Born a few centuries too early, he also enjoys science fiction and speculative fiction of all types, and is an avid reader of many types of books, often including ones that are written during the time period they are set in.
In his actual era, he enjoys drawing and computer art, writing, building his own computers, fixing his and other people’s computer woes, creating gadgets and solutions to make his life easier, and staring back at his dog, Orbit, trying to figure out what the critter is thinking. He firmly believes that Orbit is attempting the same thing.
It’s that time of year in Colorado. The time of year when on and off-road pretty much means the same thing … more
I can say with absolute certainty that the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Buick is not my … more
As I pulled up to Grand Junction Volkswagen this week, a team was literally, at that moment, hauling away the old … more
It has been a sad week for fans of sound and screen, and it was for this reason I found myself listening to a mix … more
This week, I was given a choice at Western Slope Auto between the 2016 Lincoln Navigator and a brand new, loaded, … more
I’m pretty sure I’m being tested somehow. Recently, each test drive seems to be with a more and more … more
You know those trucks that come up behind you and fill up your rear view mirror with their grill? Chevy’s … more
As you’re standing in line this weekend for the new Star Wars movie, you may notice construction in the north … more
The Ford Fusion Titanium FWD I drove this week from Western Slope Auto made me feel a bit like James Bond. … more
When I was younger, my family and I would pile into our brown mid-sized sedan and ‘go-Jeepin’.’ … more
It’s that magical time of the year. I mean, yes, it’s the holidays, but it’s also that … more
In case you were on vacation, winter snuck up on us this last week. I know. I was paying attention. … more
I’ll answer the first question that comes to the mind of fans of the Colorado truck from Chevrolet: the … more
If you’ve been paying attention (and you read these regularly), you’ll know that there’s a lot of … more
While writing the “On the Go” section (which comes out tomorrow and features a picture of my dog on the … more
I don’t often get to test drive new buildings, but it’s been known to happen. My only real question … more
Winter is coming. (I know, you’ve heard it before.) You live in Colorado (or are at least visiting), and … more
While test driving the 2015 Chevy Trax LTZ AWD from Ed Bozarth Chevrolet Buick, I was listening to my mix of music … more
One of my favorite styles in any manufacturer’s lineup is their large sedan category. Usually just on the … more
Something is coming. No, I don’t mean winter, and, to be honest, it’s already here—rising from … more