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OUTside Connection Column April 29, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Here’s something good to grouse about. Sage grouse, that is, and the Mountain (also called the Columbian) Sharp-tailed grouse, which offer some of the most curious and fascinating entertainment during their spring breeding ...


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OUT: Youngsters involved with the outdoors understand a little more about the outdoors

By Dave Buchanan

When Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien arrives in Grand Junction on Friday to start her campaign aimed at getting youngsters involved more with the outdoors, she’ll be a week late to the party. Politicians can’t be everywhere, but ...


OUT: Sunday Column April 26, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Of the many conservation groups I’ve been associated with or written about in my 25-plus years of covering outdoor causes and issues, none stand out as much as Trout Unlimited. Agreed, Trout Unlimited doesn’t own the concession ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 26, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

“I’m shufflin through the Texas sand, but my head’s in Mississippi,” blared ZZ Top on the car stereo. My head was not in Mississippi, but into a hike in the Colorado Rockies to see how high I could climb without ...


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OUT:  O:utside connecction April 22, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

It’s hard to understand how any youngster in western Colorado could get what author Richard Louv described as Nature Deficit Disorder. Louv, in his 2005 best-seller “Last Child in the Woods,” described how children are ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 19, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

In an attempt to avoid paying taxes until the last second, I talked buddy Nick into a lengthy hike along Little Dominguez Creek on April 15. Little Dominguez and its smaller brother, Big Dominguez, are in the midst of the newest wilderness ...


OUT: Sunday Column April 19, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Everyone knew children were losing touch with nature, but no one put a name to the problem until author Richard Louv published his best-selling “Last Child in the Woods.” Louv calls the problem “nature-deficit ...


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OUTside Connection April 15, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

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OUT: Sunday Column April 12, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Each year hunting trips seem to take a bigger bite out of the budget, and a new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reveals how big that chunk is. The report says waterfowl hunters in 2006 spent $900 million on necessities and ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes April 12, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Liberty Cap is a 160 million-year-old remnant sand dune that is slowly succumbing to the forces of erosion. Just like me. I hiked to the Cap from the Wildwood Trailhead on the Redlands in Grand Junction, and made it in about 55 minutes the ...


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