Report on everything outdoors, from fishing and hunting to bird-watching and skiing.
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in 19th Century American Literature in 1973 from Western State College.
Raised in Colorado Springs, after college spent 18 winters working in the state’s ski industry and summers teaching for Colorado Outward Bound School and doing recreation management and timber stand surveys for the Gunnison National Forest. Previous newspapers include the Rifle Telegram and Durango Herald.
Single, enjoy numerous outdoor activities, cooking, yoga, a well-crafted sentence and a well-crafted wine.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and probably no one has been busier helping the … more
Of the possible alternatives to lead bullets, solid copper or copper/zinc (95/5) alloys are the leading … more
It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since waterfowl hunters railed against a proposed ban on lead shot … more
The chorus of voices seeking a ban on lead-based ammunition fell flat in Colorado. … more
A petition seeking a ban on lead bullets in big-game hunting was denied Thursday by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife … more
You don’t need a crystal ball to know the future of water in western Colorado is at a crossroads. … more
A free introduction to trapping and predator calling is being offered from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 25 by Colorado Parks and … more
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The next few years will be good — very good — for fans of world-class ski racing in Colorado and … more
U.S. Ski Team member and Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin has received many honors but the latest certainly … more
Long before there was a warming hut at Skyway and new facilities at County Line, even before the snowcat grooming … more
A multi-pronged effort to save remaining populations of Rio Grande cutthroat trout has paid dividends. … more
In 2008, the recovery of Rio Grande cutthroat trout was stymied by this fact: Only 57 percent of streams then … more
Unlike most people, birds never sign a census form. … more
Just as mountain hikers change their awareness when winter arrives, so do ATVers when they transition from wheels … more
Artists are being sought for the 2015 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. … more
The changing of the season brings changes at several Colorado State Parks, including the closure of Paonia State … more
What do you do when several hundred thousand guests show up for an extended holiday? … more
A search for merlot, re-finding cabernet franc and a refreshing rosé at the end of a long, hot day highlight … more
There’s new snow on Grand Mesa. Maybe not quite enough for worry-free skiing but enough to get in the … more