Jan 10, 2010

Colorado lost a friend, and a good man

I was saddened to read that Charlie Meyers lost his battle with cancer last week. Charlie was a writer that I grew up with here in Colorado who worked at the Denver Post for as long as I remember. He started covering the skiing industry, then covered all of the outdoors and recreational activities here including hunting and fishing. When I was growing up, and the USA ski program was really in it's infancy, he helped to bring it to the forefront like it was in Europe. He covered 6 Olympics, and the great Billy Kidd from Steamboat Springs called him one of the most important voices for skiing.

Rather than bore you with my poor ability to eulogize him, read these two columns from a couple of pro writers that might give you an idea of the man.

http://www.denverpost.com/paige/ci_14131068
By Woody Paige

http://www.denverpost.com/dontmiss/ci_14131079?source=rsshomemiss
By Jason Blevens and John Meyer

Especially read Woody's, he is a fantastic sports writer!

5 comments:

  1. the passing of friends near or far always saddens the heart

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  2. That's sad. I've actually heard of him before.

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  3. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

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  4. reality has a funny way of sneaking up on you, eh?

    Well done.

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