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.
Iron-gray clouds and water the same color, the latter made even more obscure by a quick breeze from the southwest, … more
Just in time to celebrate your favorite Emmy winner, Highline Lake State Park is having a Star Party. … more
Colorado’s newest entry in the list of Gold Medal waters is a stretch of the upper Arkansas River downstream … more
Beginning Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be closing the public swim beaches at many state parks. … more
Take a drive past the Grand Valley’s vineyards and you’ll notice how different they appear. … more
The Wilderness Act turns 50 on Sept. 3 and this remarkable bipartisan act of conservation deserves a party. … more
The fishing enigma we know as Lake Powell is offering another puzzle for anglers to solve. … more
Harold Larsen leaned close to the dead aspen and gently peeled away some bark, revealing a mass of pale-yellow … more
Harold Larsen, the retired plant pathologist for the Western Colorado Research Center on Orchard and professor … more
A boat is a vessel and by definition a paddleboard is a vessel and by law, both vessels must have on board a life … more
There’s no substitute for a good guide book. … more
Two days after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would not extend Endangered Species Protection to … more
Midway through a walk Friday across the top of Grand Mesa, the words of American mycologist and naturalist David … more
When you’re hungry, leftovers may be the best option you have. … more
Last week’s article about fall bird migration sparked some interesting responses, among them notes from … more
The latest bit of late-summer feel to the weather might be a relief to humans, but it means only one thing to the … more
Suddenly, the days seem shorter, the mornings light-sweater cool. … more
Like that familiar partner across the breakfast table, sometimes we residents of the Grand Valley take our rivers … more
As well-known birder Coen Dexter of Nucla noted in a recent email, fall birding is a real challenge for several … more
Waterfowl hunters will enjoy a 107-day season this fall after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed liberal … more