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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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Lunch Loop Bike Park close to town, offers perfect quick getaway from work

By Bill Haggerty

Although a majority of recreational users ride mountain bikes here, my business partner George Rau, his wife Elaine, and their dog Good Boy, hike one of the trails in the Lunch Loop area just about every day. My buddy Geoff Tischbein and his ...


Update on DOW and state parks merger may be topic in workshop

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Wildlife Commission finds itself in Grand Junction this month, holding its regular summer workshop at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the DoubleTree Hotel. Because it’s a workshop, not a full meeting, the agenda is pretty ...


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Work in restoring and beautifying Colorado’s riverfront never ends

By Bill Haggerty

Plant the seed. When people first settled Colorado, the only place to survive our harsh winters was along the river. Every town and city in this state is located along a river. Denver was founded on the banks of the South Platte, Montrose was ...


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Mee Canyon strenuous and scary, but one of the best in the Southwest

By Bill Haggerty

Mee Canyon is one of my favorite canyons in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA). In fact, it’s one of my favorite canyons in the entire Southwest. There are parts of it that are scary — like the part where ...


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Take a short trip to Kodels Canyon to see Collared Lizards at their best

By Bill Haggerty

This Collared Lizard was Bad to the Bone. Standing up, puffed out chest, chewing on a twig, colors ablaze in the afternoon sun, it was the baddest collared lizard on this trail through Kodels Canyon, just west of Colorado National Monument in ...


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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Inc. provides experiences for military

By Bill Haggerty

I had the great honor and privilege of joining a handful of American Armed Forces veterans for a little fishing a couple of weeks ago. We were accompanied by a group of volunteers from the Grand Valley Anglers Chapter of Trout ...


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