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By Bill Haggerty

This land is your land, this land is my land, from California, to the New York Island, from Pennsylvania, to Colorado, this land was made for you and me. … With apologies to Woodie Guthrie, the land I want to write about this week is ...

OUT Haggerty’s Hikes June 14, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

I could view no wildlife. Yet, outside the rain-splattered window of my pickup, I spied a wildlife sign featuring colorful wildlife artwork. The sign depicted bighorn sheep, a mountain lion and a peregrine falcon, nestled into the natural ...


Take advantage of Colorado National Monument’s three fee-free weekends

By Dave Buchanan

Well now, where were we? Oh, yes, we were saying there’s a lot to do this summer, remember? Grand Junction has the wonderful luck to have one of the nation’s most-amazing backyards: Colorado National Monument. From Serpents ...

Haggerty’s Hikes Column June 07, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

The upper reach of Big Dominguez Canyon Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau south of Grand Junction is much different than the lower reach. At this time of year, as temperatures begin to rise in the valley, now’s a great time to rise in ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 31, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Mallory Pilcher threatened me. As we lounged around the Wooden Shoe group campsite in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, the terror of Grand Valley lacrosse, peered under her hat and sneered, “I’d better see my ...


Past alive and well in Grand Gulch

By Dave Buchanan

Grand Gulch is a museum without a roof. The network of canyons that once supported a thriving Puebloan culture is now a site rich with relics of the ancient past. The homes, ceremonial sites and tools used to build them have lain undisturbed ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes Column May 24, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and here are a few things my Mom always told us Haggerty kids when we were growing up, so as not to make the weekend more memorial than it was intended to be: •  Don’t play near high water ...

Public land becomes ugly dumping ground

By Amy Hamilton

Every year starting at about this time, area public land starts to take a beating. With higher costs of dumping at landfills, some people invariably feel it’s OK to dump trash on federal land, said Erin Curtis, spokeswoman for Grand ...

Tabeguache Trail going to the dogs

By Amy Hamilton

For more than the past decade, Linda McBride has relished walking her dogs off leash in the Tabeguache Recreation Area on public land just a few miles west of Grand Junction’s downtown. But in recent years, a pileup of dog waste at ...

OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes May 10, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

6:30 a.m. Wednesday. I hustled Junior out the door on his way to school on a drop-dead gorgeous western Colorado morning. It would be a great day for a hike­ — except I have to work at 9 a.m. But there’s one excellent hike I ...

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