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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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...

Outside briefs, Oct. 22, 2016

By Staff

Monster Mash set for Highline Lake Colorado Parks and Wildlife is adding a little outdoor fun to the Halloween festivities at Highline Lake State Park. The Monster Mash Halloween Carnival is Oct. 28-29. At 5 p.m. on Friday, there will be ...


Numbers will increase for ‘16 Rim Rock Run

By Staff

The 2016 U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run could have the largest turnout ever. According to the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission, the race registration numbers have already eclipsed the 2015 total. The race, which includes a marathon, ...

Outside briefs, Aug. 20, 2016

By Staff

Orienteering class is Wednesday Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a free “Navigation and Orienteering 101” class at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction. The ...

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