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Way up in the willows: Walker wildlife area a haven for animals

By Staff

At first glance, it seems there’s nothing here but weeds and willows, yet nearly 200 species of birds, including bald eagles, great blue heron, songbirds, shorebirds, owls, pheasants and waterfowl can be viewed at our own Walter Walker ...

Out of the woods: Where to hike during hunting season

By Staff

If you want to hike during hunting season around here, it’s a good thing to carry a rifle and wear a blaze-orange hat and vest. That way, no one will bug you. However, here’s the question: Where you hike during big game hunting ...

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Despite dermabrasion, hiking Coal Canyon can be exciting

By Staff

Skin and beauty tip: According to WebMD, “Dermabrasion is a technique that uses a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges (called a burr or fraise) to remove the upper layers of the skin. The brush or burr rotates rapidly, taking ...

Buckhorn Wash shows amazing sculpting powers of wind, water

By Bill Haggerty

A mad dash to Salt Lake City last week created an excuse to check out pictographs, petroglyphs and hanging bridges in the San Rafael Swell. On our way home from the city by the salt, John and Maddie Toolen and I took a detour outside Price, ...

Saturday, you can take ‘A Walk Through Time’

By Dave Buchanan

Take a popular national monument, add 14 miles of car-free roads and a National Public Lands Day and you’ll get the first-ever Centennial Challenge this Saturday at Colorado National Monument. The Centennial Challenge, called “A ...

Colorado. One name, endless destinations.

By Special to the Sentinel

By JOEL L. EVANS Special to The Daily Sentinel Colorado. One name, endless destinations. A lifetime of exploring the backcountry might not be enough. Even if one were to limit their adventure list to just the blue lines on the map, the ...

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Peakbagging’s not for everyone, but to summit’s a big deal

By Dave Haynes

There’s no good reason to climb a mountain, but there’s no good reason not to, either. Once you let go of the need to have a reason for everything, trudging to the top of a tall peak seems like a good idea. If you’re going ...


Robb River Rally celebrates vision

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Robb’s ‘string of pearls’ still shining Jim Robb envisioned people biking, walking and simply enjoying the outdoors. Robb died in 2004, but his dream lives on. The Colorado Riverfront Commission honored him Saturday during ...

It all adds up to final long weekend of outdoor activity

By Dave Buchanan

The date is 09-09-09, which adds to 27, and two plus seven is nine. While auspicious simply for the numeric parallel, today might be especially of interest to numerologists, who remind us that there are nine Supreme Court justices, Beethoven ...


By Bill Haggerty

“Western Slope Air Quality Not A Major Health Worry,” read the Page One headline in your Daily Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 2. That’s not what my lungs told me. I was choking. Multiple fires in the western United States ...

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