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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 ...

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 ...

Outside Briefs, Aug. 6, 2016

By Staff

Smokey Bear’s birthday party is Aug. 13 Smokey Bear is turning a 70 years old and there will be a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. There be a variety of activities, including a wildlife ...

Grand Mesa Moose Days give wildlife lovers a chance to learn more about animals

By Staff

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Grand Mesa Moose Day will be July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center on the Grand Mesa. State wildlife managers first brought moose to Colorado’s North Park ...

CPW reminds wildlife lovers to leave animals alone

By Staff

This is the time of year when wild animals give birth to their young and Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides this reminder: do not approach, touch or handle young animals. “We know that people are trying to be helpful, but the young ...

BLM needs to fill vacancies on Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on its Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council.  The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to help the BLM ...

Outside briefs, June 4, 2016

By Staff

Tips for avoiding cougar attacks Sightings of mountain lions are becoming more common in Colorado as more people get outdoors. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that although attacks by cougars on people are exceedingly rare, the agency ...


GJ ranger wins BLM award

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management Ranger of the Year for 2015 is Frank Stepleton, who works in the Grand Junction Field Office. Stepleton was recognized for his efforts in building multi-agency working relationships, as well as enhancing the ...

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