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Panic buying of rifles and ammo during the pandemic has created extreme stress for manufacturers and stores as they struggle to keep up with the skyrocketing numbers of new people purchasing firearms and ammunition. According to Silencer Central, an FBI report revealed background checks from…

The Cameo Shooting and Education Complex (CSEC) has been growing and adding programs ever since it opened in 2018. Its newest program and competition, the Ultimate Hunter, could prove to be one of the most popular shooting sports among local hunters.

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Growing up in South Dakota, pheasant hunting was an annual ritual for my family. Some were hunters, others took in boarders, and all of us ate my grandma’s pheasant burgers. When I moved to Western Colorado as an adult, hunting was also a way of life for many here. My family has enjoyed duck…

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For what is now the fifth year, a seasonal ban is in place on the collection of shed antlers in western Colorado, a measure aimed to reduce impacts on big game and other wildlife as they already are coping with winter conditions.

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Charles Zelenka has lived right up against a mountainside in the community of No Name east of Glenwood Springs in Glenwood Canyon, and he’s used to seeing wildlife in his yard.

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Thanks to a fairly new Grand Junction charitable program, hunters have the opportunity to enjoy not only the thrill of the hunt but the good feeling of contributing their game meat to a good cause.

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With cross-country trips widely discouraged around the nation because of COVID-19’s continued presence, Colorado Parks and Wildlife anticipated a potential drop-off in hunting applications and ensuing license draws, especially from those from outside the state.

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The sound of leaves crunching as you walk through the forest, the feeling of the warm sun on your face, the sight of a mule deer, the smell of a nearby campfire, and the taste of a freshly picked tart apple engage our five senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

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The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and its partners allocated $1.26 million in grant funding to improve wildlife habitat and bolster scientific research in Colorado. The foundation directly granted $281,725 that leveraged an additional $845,025 in partner dollars.

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Moose Day is coming to Grand Mesa and will be packed full of fun information.

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Playing outside is an important part of growing up — there’s a wealth of evidence that time spent outdoors increases resiliency, promotes mental health and teaches children skills that will help them grow into happy and healthy adults.

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The Bureau of Land Management has acquired a 160-acre private parcel of land along Escalante Creek southwest of Delta, in the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area, using Land and Water Conservation Fund money.

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GLENWOOD CANYON — For the first time since 2020, the popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon will open to hikers June 25, barring any major weather or natural events.

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Who doesn’t love a juicy, delicious cheeseburger? Food is necessary to our survival, and each meal can be a tasty and creative eating adventure.

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It’s April, and with it comes the arrival of spring — finally! Daffodil bulbs are emerging, bees are searching for pollen, hawks and owls are nesting, and rivers are beginning to flow with runoff. April is the month to reflect on all the benefits we get from nature and appreciate our surroun…

Nature can be a great outdoor classroom for our children. It is a win anytime you take a child on a field trip in a forest or local park, but it is even more of a bonus when you can tie an outdoor adventure with something they are learning in school — like math.

Efforts to rebuild the Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon that was severely damaged during last summer’s debris flows in the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar received a big boost last week from Great Outdoors Colorado.

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They love their jobs! The foresters, wildlife biologists, recreation specialists, hydrologists, archeologists, wildland firefighters, engineers, park rangers — just to name a few who have careers working in the outdoors. These positions can be with state or federal agencies, tribal governmen…

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A bountiful blanket of snow on Grand Mesa is proving to be a foundation of white gold for the winter-recreation industry, not to mention snow-removal operators.

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When most of us think of snow, we think of fluffy six-sided flakes collecting on our nose and eyelashes, snow families popping up on our lawns and winter conditions arriving in the mountains. What you might not know is that our view of snow is limited by our language.

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The welders are happy to show their boss the final piece of what’s been a two-year project. The massive steel structure is ready for shipping to finish off the multi-year construction of one of the largest gondolas in the country, stretching between two resort villages at California’s Palisa…

It might be winter and a little brisk outside, but that doesn't mean it's not time for a little target and shooting practice at the Cameo Shooting Range.

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There’s a little more access to outdoor adventure in Grand Junction as local motorcycle enthusiasts now have the opportunity to get their adrenaline rush and hone their riding skills in a new off highway vehicle (OHV) Endurocross obstacle course. It’s one mile north of the cattle guard on 27¼ Road.

Day
Temp
Sun
29°
47°
Sun
47°/29°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 3%

Sunrise: 07:10:13 AM

Sunset: 04:53:23 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: ESE @ 7 mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 29F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Mon
31°
48°
Mon
48°/31°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 6%

Sunrise: 07:11:13 AM

Sunset: 04:53:03 PM

Humidity: 48%

Wind: SSW @ 7 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Monday Night

Rain and snow showers in the evening, becoming all snow overnight. Low 31F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 70%.

Tue
18°
34°
Tue
34°/18°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the upper teens.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:12:13 AM

Sunset: 04:52:45 PM

Humidity: 53%

Wind: WNW @ 14 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Tuesday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 18F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Wed
21°
38°
Wed
38°/21°
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 0%

Sunrise: 07:13:13 AM

Sunset: 04:52:30 PM

Humidity: 43%

Wind: SE @ 8 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Wednesday Night

A mostly clear sky. Low 21F. Winds light and variable.

Thu
37°
49°
Thu
49°/37°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 1%

Sunrise: 07:14:11 AM

Sunset: 04:52:16 PM

Humidity: 57%

Wind: S @ 7 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Thursday Night

Considerable cloudiness. Low 37F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Fri
30°
50°
Fri
50°/30°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 24%

Sunrise: 07:15:09 AM

Sunset: 04:52:05 PM

Humidity: 59%

Wind: SSW @ 11 mph

UV Index: 1 Low

Friday Night

A few rain showers early mixing with snow showers late. Low near 30F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 30%.

Sat
35°
48°
Sat
48°/35°
Morning snow showers. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s.

Chance of Rain: 37%

Sunrise: 07:16:06 AM

Sunset: 04:51:56 PM

Humidity: 72%

Wind: S @ 9 mph

UV Index: 2 Low

Saturday Night

A few showers early with overcast skies late. Low around 35F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

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