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Options abound to get outdoors in 2012

By Staff

There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow Shining at the end of every day There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow And tomorrow’s just a dream away Man has a dream and that’s the start He follows his dream with mind and ...


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Innovative partnership provides water for people and habitat for ducks

By Staff

Before the new year completely takes over the news, here are a few items hanging over from 2011. Ducks Unlimited partners with water board: Ducks Unlimited Colorado recently selected the Colorado Water Conservation Board as the conservation ...


Conservation a hard thing to define for some people

By Staff

Grasping what someone means when they utter word “conservation” is as tasking (and slippery) as squeezing a watermelon seed. Does it mean protecting existing resources, be they wildlife, energy, drinkable water, open space or ...


New agency seeks input on merger of parks, wildlife

By Staff

Now that the merger between the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has been completed, the newly minted Division of Parks and Wildlife wants to know what you think about it. Hmmm. Better late than never, one ...


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Lake of the Woods Trail not your typical Grand Mesa trail

By Bill Haggerty

Looking for a “typical” Grand Mesa National Forest trail? One that meanders up and down short dark-timbered hills that spill into broad, wet mountain meadows? A trail where the crest of a rocky ridge towers along one side and the ...


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Crooked Creek Pass perfect place for summer getaway

By Bill Haggerty

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. I could not remember that ...


DOW working to solve decline in mule deer herds

By Dave Buchanan

A meeting Monday night in Meeker might help to explain what’s happening to the West’s mule deer herds. Colorado Division of Wildlife biologists are set to talk about challenges facing the White River deer herd, Colorado’s ...


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Gnats bugging you? Escape with bug-free (for now) Mesa Creek hike

By Bill Haggerty

PEST is just another four-letter word for GNAT. Gnat, of course, is just another four-letter word for those no-see-ums that have recently returned to the monuments and deserts of the Colorado Plateau on the south side of the mighty Colorado ...


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Wildlife Commission approves mitigation plans for diversions on upper Colorado River

By Dave Buchanan

The late, lamented Colorado River. Sounds strange in this year of neck-deep snows and waist-deep floods. But even high water isn’t enough to save the Colorado. For that, you’ll need deep pockets. When the Colorado Wildlife ...


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Forget the dirty air, follow these tips in Colorado National Monument

By Bill Haggerty

I know I’m going out on a limb here, but I think breathing dirty air is probably a health risk. Now, I don’t want to sound like one of those flamin’ liberals, but when I see flamin’ Arizona forest fires on the news, ...


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