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Put an exclamation point on it

By Dale Shrull

Is the north the new south? No, this has nothing to do with the Civil War. Rather, this is about the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The spectacular, visually stunning canyon is a true gem of western Colorado and easy for ...


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Delicate Delight

By Dale Shrull

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY ARCHES 
NATIONAL PARK, Utah — There’s nothing like a grand reveal, and with this trip, it’s like a majestic curtain has been pulled back. The final few steps after a mile-and-a-half ...


Colorado Plateau Horseman’s to induct five into Hall of Fame

By Staff

Colorado Plateau Horseman’s recently added five people to its Hall of Fame. The 2017 inductees include Grand Valley horsemen Pat and Buck Buchanan, farrier Donald Jones, instructor Peggy Gilbert, and the late Dr. James Franklin Allen of ...


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Should I go here or there?

By Staff

One person’s here is another person’s there. I’m talking about travel destinations. You live here and to you, here is everyday ho-hum. You want to go there, because there is different and exotic. But to the one who lives in ...


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Life-saving screen

By Meredith Swett Walker

Anyone who has visited public lands in the west will be familiar with the boxy brown vault toilets stationed at trail heads and parking lots. These facilities provide welcome relief for trail-users and travelers while reducing the impact of ...


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THE WINDS OF CHANGE

By Dave Buchanan

Tired of puffing into my cupped hands and trying to keep up with the leaky faucet that my nose had become, I turned my back to the blustery wind and headed upstream along the Gunnison River. Spring is barely nascent in western Colorado and ...


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Feathered furnaces

By Meredith Swett Walker

If eagles are noble, owls are wise and doves are peaceful, the chickadee is most often called “cute.” With its jaunty black cap, large round head atop a tiny body, and quick, curious personalities, the stereotype seems to fit. ...


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A raven’s eye on the sky

By Dave Buchanan

FISHER VALLEY, Utah — A raven’s voice brought me to a stop. Busy fiddling with camera and tripod, surrounded by the stillness of blood-red mesas, I had been lost in the chore immediately before me until a sudden ...


Permits to cut down Christmas trees are available to purchase

By Staff

Christmas tree cutting permits are available for purchase at Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests office locations. Cost for each permit is $8 and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card at National Forest office ...


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Roaming wild and free

By Dale Shrull

Tucked behind the majestic Bookcliffs, near the back side of Mount Garfield and just a few miles from Interstate 70, horses roam free. This wild bunch has a sliver of parched land they call home.  On this Sunday, four wild horses were ...


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