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The need for speed

By Julie Norman

Purpose-built, fast, flowing trails and hero dirt just call out for speed. Lately, I’ve found myself with more confidence when it comes to speed. I’ve been lucky enough to get to blast down some great trails over the years and ...

We can have it all if we’re willing to work toward compromise

By Robin Brown

Earlier this week, I was invited to sit on a panel hosted by Conservation Colorado to discuss how tourism fits into continued efforts for clean air, land, and water efforts in our community. There’s a pretty good chance that U.S. Rep. ...

‘Savings account’ has the potential to run dry

By Dave Buchanan

Lake Powell, which helps moderate water levels in Lake Mead, acts as a “savings account” for the states in the Upper Basin of the Colorado River. In the years when the Upper Basin can’t meet its water-sharing obligations as ...


Sports shows offer temporary escape from winter

By Joel L. Evans

Usually we boast of how the mountains get the snow but the valley doesn’t. Of how we reside in a balmy location for most of the season in the valley, yet winter and its wonderful recreational activities are but a short drive away. We ...



By Dave Buchanan

What we’re watching these final weeks of summer: Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues its public relations push for the two predator management projects planned for the Roan Plateau and the Upper Arkansas Basin. These areas long have ...

Outside Briefs, Sept. 10, 2016

By Staff

GJ hosts BMX State Championships today Grand Junction will host the Colorado State BMX Championships at 9 a.m. today. Racers of all ages will be competing from around the state at the track located at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. Racing ...

A ruthless capitalist vs. Trump

By Rick Wagner

I must admit it’s an exciting time to be alive in America with our choices for executive leadership available in 2016. On one hand, we have a ruthless capitalist, who lets nothing stand in the way of the acquisition of money and power ...


Get Out! Not middle of the road

By Julie Norman

We’re lucky folks to live in a state where mountain biking is possible almost all year. Except for January and February (and sometimes even then if you have a fat bike) it’s possible to find excellent biking at least somewhere in ...


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 ...

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