"High Valley" is set in the Rainbow Basin in the Big Bear Mountain Range of Colorado. It's a gristly land - no place for a young widow to be taking on the tough-as-nails settlers who aim to take her ranch from her. In "Chumley's Gold, " Dan Larsen learns only after his mother's sudden death that his father was a bank robber, and that the money may be hidden on his ranch property. It's Dan's good luck to buy the old ranch for back taxes. What Dan doesn't realize is that, along with the ranch, he's bought himself big trouble.