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.
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
Sometimes, being cute just isn’t enough. … more
Cooler mornings and changing weather signal hunting seasons are approaching quickly. … more
Colorado Parks and Wildlife survived a computer-system crash during the early hours of its big-game license sales … more
To mark the 25th anniversary of Ridgway State Park, the Bureau of Reclamation will host a day-long public … more
This might give you one more reason to be thankful for living in a state where more than one-third of the land is … more
Sportmen’s Roundtables, presented by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, offer hunters and anglers an opportunity to … more
After three months, seven meetings and untold comments — written and otherwise — the stage is set for a … more
No overnight camping is being allowed at a campground in eastern Utah’s Book Cliffs after a black bear broke … more
There may not be any pea-green boats manned by owls or pussycats, but there will be tips on how to canoe Saturday … more