Denver-based hybrid journalist Thomas Peipert captured the rip-roaring sport of skijoring that took readers into a place they may never visit in person. Peipert had wanted to do an all-formats story for years about the extreme sport in the Colorado mountain town of Leadville.

The timing worked out this year. While the package highlight was a video featuring GoPro footage from a skier and a horse, Peipert also captured beautiful still photographs of the event and wrote a lively and fun text story.

The story and video got quite the ride on a Friday as a counter-programming gem during a gloomy week of divisive political news, and ongoing bloodshed in wars and international conflicts.