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No drone zone

By Matt Meyer

Early in the morning, a buck grazes on a grassy hillside, dew gathering on his antlers. It’s a scene so picturesque, you can almost hear soft music swelling behind it. Then, the soft buzzing noise of fans. A small drone, mounted with ...


Celebrate Ridgway with party at the park

By Dave Buchanan

To mark the 25th anniversary of Ridgway State Park, the Bureau of Reclamation will host a day-long public celebration Saturday. The park, about 20 miles south of Montrose on U.S. Highway 550, was created as part of the Dallas Creek project, ...


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Hunters in Colorado grateful for public land

By Dave Buchanan

This might give you one more reason to be thankful for living in a state where more than one-third of the land is public. The latest survey from Southwick Associates asked hunters where they hunted most often during the past 12 months, and ...


Be heard at Sportsmen’s Roundtables

By Dave Buchanan

Sportmen’s Roundtables, presented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, offer hunters and anglers an opportunity to learn and comment about wildlife management. There are roundtables in each of the state’s four wildlife management ...


Anti- , pro-fracking measures pulled from ballot

By Charles Ashby

Measures to curtail or ban hydraulic fracturing, and competing proposals to punish those who do, won’t be on this fall’s ballot. That happened after a short-lived version of chicken played out late Monday, hours after Gov. John ...


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New law to usher in Cameo shooting range

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be able to go ahead with the purchase of land to create a new multi-use shooting range in Mesa County thanks to a new law that goes into effect today. That new law, partially sponsored by two Western Slope ...


14,800 hunting permits sold on first day

By Rachel Sauer

A change in method and a temporary computer glitch didn’t stop hunters from snapping up more than 14,800 hunting licenses by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. This year was the first that Colorado Parks and Wildlife offered leftover limited, ...


Four Mesa County judges get approval 
for retention vote

By Paul Shockley

Four Mesa County judges facing voters in the Nov. 4 general election should stay in their jobs, according to state evaluations released Tuesday. Chief District Judge David Bottger, District Judge Thomas Deister, District Judge Brian Flynn and ...


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Area copes with rain

By Amy Hamilton

Residents of about a dozen homes in De Beque’s Bass Lake subdivision spent Tuesday clearing debris and mud from around their homes after a whopping 1.22 inches fell a day earlier. In Grand Junction, 1.17 inches of rain was recorded in ...


Blotter, Aug.6, 2014

By Staff

Cougar stalks woman A Placerville woman reported being stalked by a mountain lion Monday afternoon on a trail above Down Valley Park in Placerville. According to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, the woman said she was hiking ...


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