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Embrace the sting

By Meredith Swett Walker

It is hard to think of a creature less likely to inspire warm, fuzzy feelings than the scorpion. They have pincers, an intimidating stinger, and are rumored to hide in shoes. Plus, they are hard to categorize and this makes humans ...


Roaring Fork River offers ample fishing opportunities

By Joel L. Evans

Brevity breeds urgency. Hesitate and the peak weeks will be gone off the calendar before you can wake up and rub the winter sleep from your eyes. If you mentally long for summer days on the river, your daydreaming will skip the perfect season ...


An outdoor life

By Dale Shrull

Susie Rittenhouse was in search of one last big adventure. She found it on the open seas of the Atlantic Ocean, and it was quite the adventure. When she shared memories of that excursion a few weeks back, Susie’s adventuresome life was ...

Check a box on tax form, help out wildlife

By Dale Shrull

It’s tax season, and the hunt is on for refunds. We all want to save every penny and get every dollar back we can from our hard-earned annual earnings.  But it’s also nice to give a little back. There’s a tiny box ...


Enjoy a trip to Eagle River

By Joel L. Evans

Longing to fish every river we encounter, even if the occasion is brief, is a common emotion of every angler. With so many rivers in western Colorado alone, angst to stop and fish every water we see is a natural but sometimes fleeting affair. ...

Shopping for health insurance? Five questions to ask

By Guest Columnist

By Marguerite Salazar The clock is ticking. For folks that do not get their health insurance through their employer, Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll in a health plan that starts on Jan 1. Jan. 15 is the deadline for coverage that starts ...

AG-elect Cynthia Coffman should serve Colorado, not the energy industry

By Bill Grant

The once-marginal office of attorney general is gaining increasing power in energy-
producing states as the arbiter of if, or when, to file suit against energy companies that abuse their power and break the law.  As “the ...

Cory Gardner won’t easily escape his 
record on personhood and abortion

By Bill Grant

Colorado Republicans gave Ken Buck his best shot ever at federal office by having him abandon his run for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Mark Udall to seek the relatively safe 4th Congressional District House seat held by Rep. Cory ...


It’s tourist biking season

By Julie Norman

Spring biking in the valley can get crowded. Out-of-towners head here to get away from the muddy, thawing trails of mountain towns. Locals are just happy to have warm, long days for biking after work. Both groups flock to Fruita for the Fat ...



By Dave Buchanan

When the news broke a few years ago that the then-Colorado Division of Wildlife was short some $10 million, sportsmen across the state prepared themselves for some belt-tightening. Now, those fears are manifesting themselves. One of the ...

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