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Popular X Games event ski halfpipe added to Olympics

By Dave Buchanan

The 2010/11 ski season is ending for most of us, but there’s a new future for ski halfpipe. It was announced earlier this week by the International Olympic Committee that men’s and women’s ski halfpipe and women’s ski ...

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It’s not too late for some spring skiing, or maybe help reroute Troy Built Loop

By Bill Haggerty

I don’t want to make you jealous, but I’m hiking the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. I’ll report next week. In the meantime: For dog enthusiasts, local “Master Mutten Maker,” Pam Gibbons custom sews ...

Local chapter of Elk Foundation is going strong

By Dave Buchanan

There is something about living through difficult times that brings out the best in people. The local housing market continues to struggle, jobs are scarce across the Western Slope and most of our 401(k)s are now 201(k)s. Still, the Grand ...


Prowl for owls with Audubon Society

By Dave Buchanan

Here’s a hoot-out for one of the most-popular events sponsored by the Grand Valley Audubon Society. It’s the Owl Prowl Field Trip on Saturday and Sunday, and participants are likely to see all five of the owl species — ...

Old friends getting together in Snowmass for National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

By Dave Buchanan

The first of more than 350 disabled American military veterans take to the slopes of Snowmass Ski Resort this morning for the opening ceremonies of the 25th annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Participants come from every ...

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Escape the world’s troubles, hike to Monument Canyon

By Bill Haggerty

The world has changed. Earth has shifted on its axis. Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, radioactive fallout. Flying over Tulsa, Okla., on our way home from Virginia, Delta pilot Captain Christopher Smith has asked flight attendants on Flight ...

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Gold Star Canyon close to home, full of multi-colored rock

By Bill Haggerty

Gas prices continue to rise as tensions in the Middle East and Northern Africa disrupt oil supplies and as commodity traders scam the holy crude out of us. Time for a local hike, so we can save a little gas and pay for the slight rise in fees ...

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Grand Junction president receives Elk Foundation’s highest honor in Reno

By Dave Buchanan

This time, the boss finally gets his reward. Terry Sweet, for the past 22 years president of the Grand Junction chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, recently was awarded the Elk Foundation’s highest honor, the Wallace Fennell ...

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Before heading to your favorite water, be sure to check new fishing regulations

By Dave Buchanan

Anglers eager for the spring thaw can spend the next month reading the newest fishing regulations on their favorite waters. Most of the new regulations were adopted last November by the Colorado Wildlife Commission and went into effect Jan. ...

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Griffith’s Lake area on Grand Mesa a great place to try snowshoeing

By Bill Haggerty

This weather is too nice — way too nice to hike in the mud in the lower country. Yet, conditions remain perfect on the mountain. Grand Mesa is a phenomenal winter recreational area, with Nordic and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, ice ...

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