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Tropical day-dreams on order at balmy Lake Powel

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,622 asl Water Temperature 75-78 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., Sept. 21 –  Lake level decline has slowed and weather is similar to that imagined for a dream vacation to a tropical island.  ...


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Get Out! Going up slowly

By Julie Norman

My dad, a Georgia native, recently traveled out West to go backpacking with us. He’s used to backpacking, having covered the entire Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail and most of the North Carolina portion as well. He’s not ...


Birding trail near Connected Lakes opens opportunity for everyone

By Dave Buchanan

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — football coach Lou Holtz The Grand Valley Audubon Society this week opens its “Birding Trail for Everyone,” a nature trail ...


See scorpions, then see the stars at Colorado National Monument

By Staff

Scorpions, Scorpio and inspirational music by Paul Jensen mark this week’s free programs at Colorado National Monument. Thursday, enjoy a ranger-led walk and discussion about scorpions. Saturday, Jensen and the Western Colorado ...


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Falling lake level continues good fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,622 asl Water Temperature 77-80 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. Sept.12 – Good fishing success we have enjoyed for a while continues and is perhaps even better than last week. The main factor is falling lake ...


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Fourth-graders to try bird-banding

By Dave Buchanan

Fourth-graders across the Grand Valley get a chance for hands-on outdoor education later this month and into October with the Grand Valley Audubon Society’s fall bird-banding station at Connected Lakes State Park. Officially known as ...


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Striper action starts early at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,623 asl Water Temperature 78-80 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. Sept. 5 –Lake Powell water level has declined another foot this week leaving 15 feet of water in Castle Rock Cut. Fishing success continues to ...


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See birds migrate at Ridgway State Park

By Staff

Birds migrate, but birders head to Ridgway State Park. The fall migration is on, and the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and Black Canyon Audubon Society are offering a free public bird-banding Sept. 15 at the park. Watch and learn and ...


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Fault line threatening Mesa Verde ruins

By Dave Buchanan

Maybe time finally is catching up with the ruins at Mesa Verde National Park. Archeologists at the famed park are saying a fault line at the back of the iconic 13th-century ruin Cliff Palace is threatening two of the ruin’s kivas and ...


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Lake Powell Fish Report – Spoon-fed stripers put the bite on

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3625 Water Temperature 80-85 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., Aug, 21 –The bite is on!  The southern lake has come alive with submerged boils. Over the past few days stripers have located some bigger shad ...


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