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OUT Connection column May 20, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

With local rivers on the rise and near-flood stage not so far off, there could be no better time for the annual Mesa County State of the River meeting. Spend a couple hours learning about streamflows, water storage operations, river health ...


OUT: Sunday Column may 17, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

This week’s high water on the Gunnison River below Crystal Dam started dropping Friday as Mother Nature and the Bureau of Reclamation (not necessarily in that order) ramped down flows. As you read earlier this week in The Daily ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 17, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

If it wasn’t for that 1,800-foot climb within the first six miles, riding my bicycle across Colorado National Monument would have been a breeze. Actually, that first four miles — from the east entrance of the monument to Cold ...


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OUTside Column May 13, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

You, too, finally can be the pick of the litter. Or at least the picker of the litter. Top dogs from the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Federation of Fly Fishers will be hosting the group’s semi-annual West Creek ...


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OUT Column May 13, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

A bluebird told me it’s spring. Relax, there’s no occultism or New Age mentality here, simply the wondrous sight of countless pairs of bluebirds cavorting around the many nesting boxes along Colorado Highway 141 across Unaweep ...


OUT: Sunday Column May 10, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

If you look in the dictionary under thin ice, you’ll see a picture of the Colorado Wildlife Commission. That is what you’d see, anyway, if the accompanying listing was “Citizen Petitions to Ban Hunting.” The Wildlife ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 10, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

6:30 a.m. Wednesday. I hustled Junior out the door on his way to school on a drop-dead gorgeous western Colorado morning. It would be a great day for a hike­ — except I have to work at 9 a.m. But there’s one excellent hike I ...


OUTside Connection May 06, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

There’s really no mystery about how the state’s fish and game laws are created, but only a relative handful of hunters and anglers ever check out the process. One reason, of course, is the Colorado Wildlife Commission holds its ...


OUT: Sunday Column May 03, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Wildlife Commission slips into Grand Junction on Thursday facing a decision on how much it wants to tread on private hunting rights. The one-day meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, 755 Horizon Drive. The May ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 03, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“In Tuckerland, hiking is what you do when you run out of gas. Jogging is running out of gas in the ’hood.” There are some able-bodied Grand Valley residents who completely refrain from outdoor activity — as if they ...


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