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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 ...


Get out! Focus on the fun, not frustration, when skiing

By Julie Norman

Two Sundays ago, I stood precariously on the top of a giant bump on the Cow Camp run at Powderhorn. I’ve skied Cow Camp plenty of times, but on this day it was particularly gnarly. The snow was thinning in places, and as I made my first ...

GET OUT: Stay warm out there

By Staff

This recent, and rather early, cold snap probably put a halt to many of the Grand Valley residents’ outdoor activities. I know for me, it’s been difficult to convince myself that a trail run or ski day will be good for me when it ...


Grateful for the great outdoors

By Bill Haggerty

I have so much to be grateful for this holiday season. I’m grateful for where I live and what I do. I’m grateful for my family and my friends. I’m grateful I only have to travel a few miles to get above this inversion and ...


On a clear day…

By Bill Haggerty

We broke through a gloomy gray haze hovering over the Grand Valley last week (prior to Wednesday’s snow storm), and found bright blue skies and fabulous Nordic skiing on Grand Mesa. Once again, thanks to the great work of the Grand Mesa ...



By Dave Buchanan

It was on the ninth of November [...] He was walking home about eleven o’clock from Lord Henry’s, where he had been dining, and was wrapped in heavy furs, as the night was cold and foggy. Thanksgiving morning brought memories of ...


Enjoying the beauty

By Bill Haggerty

Fishing vessels, Vikings, castles, fortresses, bibles, monks and drunks. The small village of Doolin on Ireland’s western coast south of the Cliffs of Moher has seen them all. Not just for hundreds of years, but for thousands of ...


Conquering first fourteener not all that special

By Dale Shrull

Standing at 14,196 feet, I looked around at the surrounding peaks, then to the valleys looming thousands of feet below. Spectacular. Here I was at the highest point I’d ever been on the planet. That does sound a little ...

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