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Gunnison River to reach peak flows May 18

By Dave Buchanan

The Bureau of Reclamation announced Monday that flows in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon will be increased to 3,883 cubic feet per second for a 24-hour period projected for May 18. Increasing (or ramping up) the flows by about 500 ...

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Knowles Canyon has all the perks we seek, plus an awesome wilderness experience

By Bill Haggerty

At first glance, Knowles Canyon looks like any other drop-dead gorgeous red-rock canyon in this spectacular country surrounding us. Upon further investigation, it is a drop-dead gorgeous red-rock canyon that also provides a true wilderness ...

Tularemia suspected in deaths of beavers

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado wildlife officials are blaming water-borne tularemia for the deaths of several beavers in San Miguel and Gilpin counties. “Seeing two small outbreaks in different parts of the state at the same time is probably just a ...

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Grants improve trails across state

By Dave Buchanan

Eighteen grants to promote and maintain volunteer trail-building efforts in Colorado were awarded recently by the Colorado State Parks Non-Motorized Trails Grant Program. The grants, worth a total of $1.4 million, are funded by GOCO, the ...

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Come battle me and my buddies in Serpents Trail Centennial Challenge

By Bill Haggerty

How many times can you hike up and down historic Serpents Trail on the Colorado National Monument in five hours? Wanna bet? Meet me on the monument next Saturday and you’ll have a chance to test your endurance against me and a bunch ...

DOW offers mountain lion safety video

By Staff

With mountain lion sightings becoming more common across Colorado, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has produced a short video about safety in lion country. Media outlets, schools and organizations can link to this video from their ...

Visitor center open house Saturday at Highline Lake

By Dave Buchanan

The staff at Highline Lake State Park is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the park’s new visitor center. Funded with Great Outdoors Colorado and Colorado Lottery dollars, the building offers a new ...

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Monument Canyon Trail offers plenty of interesting things to see

By Bill Haggerty

Fat tire fanatics are gearing up for “The 15th Anniversary ~ New Belgium Brewing ~ Fruita Fat Tire Festival presented by US Bank and supported by Shimano & the City of Fruita” — formerly known as the Fruita Fat Tire ...

Entry fee waived at Colorado National Monument

By Dave Buchanan

In celebration of National Park Week Saturday through April 25, Colorado National Monument and all 391 other National Park Service sites are waiving entry fees for the week. Colorado National Monument is offering special hikes and ranger-led ...

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Take trek close to home, enjoy some fresh air near Connected Lakes

By Bill Haggerty

Need a quick fix? Connected Lakes. It’s close. It’s easy. It’s quick. Just head to the Audubon Section of the Colorado River Trail system. It starts near Blockbuster Video in the Redlands Marketplace at the northwest corner ...

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