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Outside briefs, Feb. 20, 2016

By Staff

Plants, wildflower talk Steven Stern, assistant professor of biology at Colorado Mesa University, will lead a discussion about the plants and wildflowers found in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. Stern will also provide ...


Hanging Lake just as pretty in winter as in summer

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Hanging Lake is all about the destination. Even when it’s 9 degrees and the threat of snow is on the horizon, this special destination awaits. Hanging Lake in the winter is a far different scene compared with ...


Hanging Lake in winter

By Dale Shrull

Scenes from Hanging Lake in the winter time.  ...


Conservation easement near Collbran, Bull Creek Ranch part of grants

By Dale Shrull

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board recently awarded three grants totaling $441,500 for projects in Mesa County, including a large conservation easement near Collbran. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation was awarded a $269,500 GOCO grant to ...

Outside briefs, Jan. 9, 2016

By Staff

U.S. Forest Service hiring for Rocky Mountain Region The Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service is hiring more than 600 temporary positions across 17 national forests and seven national grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, ...


Canyon climbers

By Dale Shrull

The Climbing Cooneys are back. When it comes to climbing the mountains of Colorado, Tim and Carrie Cooney have accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish. Last year, the Grand Junction couple did a presentation at the Mesa ...

‘This is such a great area, but we can’t love it to death’

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — For Kelsey King, it’s been a fun, busy and at times ferociously frustrating summer. As a forest protection officer, King is in her first season with the U.S. Forest Service. During the past few years, the ...


Keeping Hanging Lake accessible

By Dale Shrull

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The mile-and-a-half hike can be as deceiving as fruit cake. Sure, it’s a short hike, but it’s steep, and many a hiker quickly discovers short doesn’t equal easy. On this day, the trail was eerily ...

Riverfront Trail section closed by Corn Lake

By Dave Buchanan

Take the high road. A damaged stretch of the Riverfront Trail east of Corn Lake will be closed Wednesday through March 21, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Park officials say the concrete has buckled in this area, making the section ...

Bear with this: There is not a spring season

By Dave Buchanan

Lions and bears and oops. An article on this past Sunday’s Outdoors page referencing changes to the state’s big-game regulations had a couple of mistakes that need to be corrected. Thanks to the sharp eyes of Daily Sentinel ...

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