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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 ...

SK teaser

Storm King Memorial Trail

By Dale Shrull

A look at the Storm King Memorial Trail.  ...


Get Out! Bringing the essentials in a pack an important part of riding

By Julie Norman

One of the first things I grab before any bike ride is my backpack. I fill the hydration bladder with enough water to get me through the ride, plus a little extra. This usually means one liter for a short, after-work ride, or at least two ...

Boston Marathon will never be quite the same

By Eric Sandstrom

One humbling aspect of teaching college students is the serendipity of it all. The surprises. Don’t even try to predict how a fiercely competitive soccer player from Wyoming will apply herself to ethical debates in my classroom. ...

Ride your bike to ward off cycling’s Zombie Apocalypse

By Scott Mercier

In the ancient poem “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the Goddess Ishtar proclaims: I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld, I will smash the door posts, and leave the doors flat down, and will let the dead go up to eat the ...


Three-seminar water law series on way

By Dave Buchanan

Whether it’s simply a coincidence or divine intervention, the water course being offered next month by the Water Center at Colorado Mesa University comes at an opportune time. The three-seminar series on water law, policies and ...

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