Tyler Lydon was sporting some fresh ink Monday. About a month ago, he got an owl’s head and a mountain landscape tattooed on his left arm. Lydon, who grew up in Elizaville, New York, had both of them done as a way to remind himself of his rural upbringing.

“I just grew up in the outdoors,” he said. “I just wanted to get a bunch of stuff to kind of remind me of home.”

Lydon lives in the city now, but he still gets opportunities to sneak away with the Rocky Mountains so close. He likes fishing for trout. When his dad came to visit earlier this summer, the two of them went coyote hunting.

“I know a guy out in Jefferson,” he said.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: Covering the Missouri football team’s boycott in 2015. It led to University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe’s resignation and had so many other ripple effects. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.