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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Little Gem Reservoir and Rim Rock Lake a great place for a hike

By Bill Haggerty

Nestled in a thick forest of mature spruce beneath the largest lake on Grand Mesa, Island Lake, is a little gem of a reservoir named Little Gem Reservoir. Below Little Gem is yet another, smaller gem named Rim Rock Lake. Neither are far from ...

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Lake Powell strategy: Be prepared for anything

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,626 asl Water Temperature 80-85 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. Aug. 14 – Fishing strategy this week is to be prepared for anything. Stripers are being caught night and day but it seems to be in a different ...


Grab your beach towel and umbrella, Virginia Beach is worth the trip

By Bill Haggerty

Beach Blanket Skip-Bo. It’s a middle-aged version of “Beach Blanket Bingo,” the 1965 movie classic starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, with cameos by Paul Lynde, Don Rickles and Buster Keaton. In this middle-aged ...

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