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Can you hear me now? Science shows its powers at Echo Canyon

By Bill Haggerty

“HELLO, hello, hello,” we yelled as we hiked into Echo Canyon over the newest stretch of trail, recently completed thanks to an $8,000 REI grant to the Colorado National Monument Association. A number of years ago, I accompanied ...


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Rain brings cooling and revived fishing to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,634 msl Water Temperature 69 -72F PAGE, Ariz. — Lots of rain this week will create some absolutely beautiful waterfalls tumbling off the cliffs walls surrounding Lake Powell. Cooler days will finally cool the water ...


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Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs worth the trek

By Bill Haggerty

Did you know beer played a vital role in the naming of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs? I knew Coors beer was vital in the creation of Golden, but who woulda’ thunk that here at the World Headquarters of Focus on the Family, a ...


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Lake Powell fishing gets better every day

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,634 msl Water Temperature 70-74 F PAGE, Ariz. – Summer continues with a bit of spring runoff thrown in for good measure. Lake Powell rose a foot with recent rain storms helping the water level. Water temperature is a ...


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Stuck in Silverthorne? Visit Officer’s Gulch for a nice hike

By Bill Haggerty

Yellow Bulldozer. Brown Trout. Black Top. The Colorado Division of Wildlife produced an old 16-mm movie in the late 1970s by that name. It was about how Ten Mile Creek was relocated through Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain ...


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Cold weather improves fall fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,633 msl Water Temperature 70-72 F. PAGE, Ariz. — It finally happened!  Cold wet weather arrived making it very hard to get out and do any fishing.  But it is anticipated that this change in weather will ...


Get in on ‘Sister Trails’ act with informational open house, cleanup

By Dave Buchanan

It’s doubtful Spanish Fathers Dominguez and Escalante used mountain bikes to travel the Old Spanish Trail during their 1776 expedition. Hey, they probably didn’t call it the “Old Spanish Trail,” either. Today, bikers, ...


Lifetime parks pass for seniors available Nov. 1

By Staff

The new Aspen Leaf Lifetime Senior Pass, available to Colorado residents ages 64 and older, will go on sale Nov. 1. That is two months earlier than initially planned, according to Colorado State Parks. The new passes cost $175, are valid for ...


DOW looking for input on bear management plan

By Staff

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is seeking public input on a new black-bear management plan proposed for the Uncompahgre Plateau. Two public meetings are scheduled: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction; and 6:30 ...


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Endless summer sees little change in Lake Powell fishing

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,633 msl Water Temperature 72-74 F PAGE, Ariz. — The endless summer warm weather pattern continues to hold. Fishing conditions will not change until cooler weather arrives. That means stripers will be in deep water ...


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