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.
The news that two of three recently hatched California condor chicks have survived reflects the success and the … more
The results of the 2014 Grand Valley Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count may have cemented the Mesa County’s … more
The end of the year traditionally is a time for making lists, and recently, the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation … more
It’s never a good time to poach deer in Utah, but this winter might be the worst of all. … more
Grand County is anticipating a cold winter, which is a sign to hardwater anglers that fishing is just heating … more
A fly angler’s mid-winter dream might include any or all of the following: A sky blue as a baby’s eyes, … more
Under the sub-heading of “You asked for it, here it is,” the Colorado Parks and Wildlife commission at … more
Maybe the only blessing to be found in the decision by Powderhorn Mountain Resort to delay joining the 14 Colorado … more
Holidays are made for open houses, and one of the best spots for an open house is the very scenic Ridgway State … more
PAONIA — The holiday season began quietly at Puesta del Sol and Alfred Eames Cellars, the vineyards and … more
Some friends were looking through a collection of mule-deer photos from Collbran outdoor photographer Colby Olford … more
It’s like hearing that pesky brother-in-law is moving back in: Powderhorn isn’t opening as planned. … more
Forget the penguins; this year’s Christmas Bird Count may see pink flamingos. … more
During a three-week span in the depth of winter, dedicated volunteers leave the warmth of their homes to … more
When Will Ela of Hotchkiss and countless other waterfowl hunters across the nation buy their next Federal Waterfowl … more
Reporters are accustomed to deadlines; skiers, not so much. … more
Everyone enjoys a few guests dropping in during the holidays, and this year there have been several thousand guests … more
On a warm, late-November afternoon, with a declining sun casting long rays across the Gunnison River, a visitor … more
As local writer Bill Haggerty notes, there is sufficient snow on Grand Mesa for early season cross-country … more
Skiers and snowshoers aren’t the only people itching to play in the snow. … more