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On the Fly column: Next gen fly fishing

January 13, 2020

When it comes to the next generation of fly fishers, the Roaring Fork Valley is uniquely situated. There are four major rivers, a bunch of lakes and ponds, and plenty of anglers and guides who...





On the Fly column: Match the hatch

January 5, 2020

If you are refilling your depleted fly boxes this winter, having all of the usual insects is important, but having the proper fly for each stage of that insect’s life cycle is even more so....


Heathen Challenge backcountry ski race draws 82 competitors

January 5, 2020

The 12th running of the Heathen Challenge ski mountaineering race at Sunlight Mountain Resort Saturday, sponsored by Cripple Creek Backcountry of Carbondale, drew a field of 82 competitors. The long course featured 11 miles of...






Jingle Bell 5K Run is Sunday in Carbondale

December 19, 2019

The 11th Independence Run & Hike Jingle Bell 5K Run takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at the store in the La Fontana Plaza on Highway 133. There will be an ugly...


On the Fly column: Why so serious?

December 16, 2019

Every December I make a stack of resolutions. Do I follow through on most of them into the New Year? Nope. This year is going to be different, I swear. My plan is to stop...