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State parks offer free entry on Colorado Day

By Staff

Colorado state parks will help celebrate Colorado Day on Aug. 2 by offering free entrance at all 42 parks. This year marks Colorado’s 134th year of statehood, which was granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the ...


Grand Mesa Moose Day set for July 31

By Staff

One of Colorado’s most-charismatic animals will have its day July 31 when the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service celebrate Grand Mesa Moose Day. Activities will include moose viewing information, presentations ...


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Bass, walleye fishing hold steady during ‘dog days’ at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,638 msl Water Temperature 80-85 F PAGE, Ariz. — This is what to expect on a typical summer morning.  We launched at Wahweap Stateline Ramp at 5 a.m. After the boat inspection for mussel prevention we headed ...


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Summer brings hot fishing to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,638 msl Water Temperature 77-83 F PAGE, Ariz. — Summer has arrived!  Water temperature on the surface at Stateline Ramp early this morning was 80 degrees.  Fish are undaunted by the warm water and continue to ...


DNA tests fail to prove wolf presence on De Beque ranch

By Dave Buchanan

DNA tests on scat samples collected earlier this year on the High Lonesome Ranch did not prove positive for wolf DNA, according to researchers from the Robert Wayne Lab at UCLA. Many of the samples were too degraded to offer good results, the ...


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Fishing good at Lake Powell in spite of rising water

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,635 msl Water Temperature 69-75 F PAGE, Ariz. — Lake Powell rose 5 feet since the last report one week ago. Daily inflow is currently near 85,000 acre feet per day.  Fishing remains good despite rapidly rising ...


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Check out snow on Grand Mesa as Grand Valley temperatures creep upward

By Bill Haggerty

We discovered a couple feet of snow in the trees earlier this week on a short trip to Grand Mesa National Forest. It’s melting fast, though. My buddy Ray Gooch confirmed this spring’s runoff as he sat in his truck near Vega Dam at ...


Monument offers free entry this weekend

By Staff

This weekend marks the first of two fee-free weekends this summer at Colorado National Monument. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar announced that National Park Service sites are waiving entrance fees this weekend and on Aug. 14-15 to ...


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Rising Lake Powell makes fishing a bit harder

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,623 msl Water Temperature 63-69 F PAGE, Ariz. — Lake Powell is coming up at a rate of 3-4 inches per day which makes fishing the shoreline a bit more difficult. In these conditions bass are still very active but it is ...


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Taking trek to Cactus Park is tough ride, but worth the trip

By Bill Haggerty

Cactus Park Road leads to Cactus Park Trail head at the edge of the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area and it lives up to its name. Cactus thrives in this high altitude desert south of downtown Grand Junction. According to the odometer on my ...


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