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On the Fly column: Give fly fishing a try
On the Fly column: Give fly fishing a try

July 15, 2019

Besides hiking, golf, cycling, kayaking, horseback riding, hot springs and all the other distractions this valley has to offer, fly fishing can be a very relaxing way to spend your day. Yes, rivers are still...




On the Fly column: The bright side of high runoff
On the Fly column: The bright side of high runoff

July 7, 2019

Locals are scratching their heads this week looking at river levels, especially since we are nearly a month behind “schedule.” For those of us in the business side of fly fishing, having huge flows on...


Defending Tour champion Thomas opens up gaps on rivals
Defending Tour champion Thomas opens up gaps on rivals

July 7, 2019

BRUSSELS — Just two days into the Tour de France, Geraint Thomas is already putting daylight between himself and some of the riders dreaming of dethroning the reigning champion. Thomas, who claimed his first Tour...



Fourth of July skiing in Colorado at Arapahoe Basin
Fourth of July skiing in Colorado at Arapahoe Basin

June 28, 2019

ARAPAHOE BASIN — After weeks of speculation and anticipation, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area formally announced Thursday afternoon that the ski area at the Continental Divide will be open for skiing and riding Thursday, July 4....



On the Fly column: During runoff, fish the banks
On the Fly column: During runoff, fish the banks

June 24, 2019

Despite the conditions you’re seeing out there on the dam-released Fryingpan and local freestones like the Roaring Fork, Crystal and Colorado rivers, there are still opportunities to catch a few. The fish don’t go on...










On the Fly column: Get ready for a wet and wild summer
On the Fly column: Get ready for a wet and wild summer

June 10, 2019

Mother Nature has thrown many blessings and challenges our way this spring. This is a very interesting year for those of us who watch snowpack totals and river flows. Many livelihoods depend on the valley’s...