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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes Column March 29, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

If you hike through the hiking section of a bookstore and you find a new hike, does it count as exercise? I’m still moving a little slow and not hiking the way I want, but that’s OK. I drove to the Colorado National Monument ...


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OUT: OUTside Connection March 25, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Gee, where did the winter go? When we looked up last fall it was snowing 6 inches in Grand Junction and Christmas still was a month away. Now, it’s 70 degrees, the daffodils are blooming and there are skiers wearing shorts on the ski ...


OUT: Sunday Column March 22, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Bikes and bears, not boards, will dominate most ski resorts by mid-April. Powderhorn, which still has good snow cover on most of its runs, closes March 29 with many other areas loading their last chair for 2008-2009 on April 5. Thursday at ...


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OUTside Connection Column March 18, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

The cranes are coming, the cranes are coming. Not quite the memorably lustrous words of Paul Revere (the silversmith, not the songsmith) but provocative, nonetheless, for birders of all ages. In truth, some of the Sandhill cranes already are ...


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OUT: Flooding from snowpack catches juvenile trout emerging from nest

By Dave Buchanan

The immediate effect of watching flood waters last spring roar from the bypass tubes at Blue Mesa Reservoir was amazement at the power of so much water. That water’s ultimate power, however, might be felt in years to come if anglers ...


OUT: Western Colorado wild turkey anything but BIRDS OF PLAY

By Dave Buchanan

Spring means different things to many people, and to hunters it means a time to stretch the legs and the hunting skills seeking one of America’s wariest game birds. Colorado’s wild turkey hunting season runs April 11 to May 24 on ...


Bill Schneider Column March 15, 2009

By Guest Columnist

I went to my first gun show a couple of weeks ago, but when I wrote about it, I left out the buzz concerning the proposed reauthorization of the federal assault weapons ban. I have a lot to say about it, so I saved it for this column. For ...


OUTside Connection Column March 11, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

When the scourge of whirling disease hit Colorado fisheries in the early 1990s, what once was a world-class rainbow trout fishery disappeared faster than federal bailout money to General Motors. However, drowned in the hew and cry over the ...


OUT: Sunday Column March 08, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Spring (or at least weather remarkably similar to spring) continues to dominate the local scene, which means anglers are digging out their dust-covered waders and boots and wondering when their favorite water might be fishable. Even though ...


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OUTside Connection March 04, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

The Outside Connection this week varies from its normal menu of events that won’t cost you any money in which to participate. However, this week features something worth the money. The Grand Valley Chapter of Ducks Unlimited has made ...


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