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Crawford Res. still open for boating

By Special to the Sentinel

CRAWFORD – While the drought has closed many reservoirs for boating, Crawford State Park remains open to boating. The lake has been dropping and the Iron Creek boat ramp is closed, said Senior Ranger Scott Rist, but the Peninsula boat ...

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Trolling, spooning for stripers getting big results at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,628 asl Water Temperature 78-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz. – Aug. 1. Yesterday was one of those days.  We went uplake to discover the fishing pattern for this week and found it, but not where we ...


Enjoy a free day of fun at one of Colorado’s state parks

By Dave Buchanan

Take a free pass Monday to Colorado State Parks. Aug. 6 is the 136th anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant admitting Colorado to statehood, and in honor of that, entrance fees to all state parks are being waived. No, you won’t get ...


Got moose? Grand Mesa Moose Day holds annual celebration

By Dave Buchanan

Moose are big on Grand Mesa. Granted, given an adult Shiras moose may stand seven-feet high and tip the scales at 1,200 pounds or more, moose are big everywhere. But they’re especially so on Grand Mesa, where the herd of around 300 ...

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The doldrums are over as action returns to Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,629 msl Water Temperature 78-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., July 24 – With great relief the fishing report is much better this week. Looks like last week’s dismal report is gone and buried.  ...


Creek moisture: Find some wet air at Lake of the Woods Trail No. 506

By Bill Haggerty

We’ve had more rain in the past two weeks in the Grand Valley than we’ve had all year, yet nary a drop fell on the Haggerty property beneath Colorado National Monument. What’s with that? Thus, in a desperate search for ...

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Warm water slows fishing at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,632 asl   Water Temperature 80-83 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz., July 11 – Water temperature has now reached the high point for the year.  Early morning temp is 80 and by afternoon it reaches 83 ...


Meadow Mountain loaded with wild daises, great views

By Bill Haggerty

I’ll bet few people around here remember when Minturn was hailed as the Lettuce Capital of the United States. I sure don’t. That was back in the 1920s, and it’s hard to say whether the United States considered Minturn the ...

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Stripers perking up, bass fishing hot at Lake Powell

By Wayne Gustaveson

Lake Elevation: 3,633 asl   Water Temperature 76-82 F http://www.wayneswords.com PAGE, Ariz.,July 3 – This week is full moon and the biggest holiday of the year at the lake.  I am not sure how fish respond to fireworks but ...

Five state parks issue Stage II fire bans

By Staff

Stage II fire bans, which prohibit wood or charcoal fires and limit cigarette smoking to inside vehicles or RVs, have been implemented at Crawford, Navajo, Paonia, Ridgway and Sweitzer Lake State Parks. The Stage II fire restrictions earlier ...

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