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Climber dies in Colorado canyon fall
Climber dies in Colorado canyon fall

May 20, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A climber has died in a fall in a Colorado canyon. Boulder County sheriff’s officials say the man fell an estimated 100 feet (30 meters) Saturday in Eldorado Canyon State Park....



On the Fly column: Belly up to the Bar ZX
On the Fly column: Belly up to the Bar ZX

May 12, 2019

With runoff at our doorstep, this is when we start fishing lakes, ponds and tailwaters. Locals and visitors alike can have the opportunity to fish for trophy trout in a beautiful setting at the Bar...



New COTREX app puts Colorado’s trail map in your pocket
New COTREX app puts Colorado’s trail map in your pocket

May 7, 2019

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is boasting the release of the Colorado Trail Explorer — or COTREX for short — as Colorado’s official trails app. COTREX is a free...


On the Fly column: Fly fishers head for the salt
On the Fly column: Fly fishers head for the salt

May 5, 2019

Only 3 percent of water on earth is fresh, so maybe that’s why so many local guides and anglers are headed to (or are returning from) salty destinations this month. An early taste of runoff...







Cycling Guide 2019
Cycling Guide 2019

April 25, 2019

The 2019 edition of Cycling Guide is out, covering Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties.


On the Fly column: The caddis are coming
On the Fly column: The caddis are coming

April 21, 2019

The lower Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers are starting to make the switch from blue winged olives to caddis hatches. The first few days of the hatch are always interesting; it takes the fish a...


Upper South Canyon trails remain closed due to mud
Upper South Canyon trails remain closed due to mud

April 21, 2019

Biking and hiking trails in the Coal Camp area of upper South Canyon will remain closed through this month, and possibly longer, due to the still-melting snow and muddy conditions. The lower trails, nearest the...



On the Fly column: Reading the runoff tea leaves
On the Fly column: Reading the runoff tea leaves

April 8, 2019

Without fail, the springtime fly shop parlor game has begun; what’s the spring runoff going to be like this year? There couldn’t be two more vastly different water years than this one and last; wildly...


Familiar winner at Colorado Open disc golf tourney
Familiar winner at Colorado Open disc golf tourney

April 7, 2019

120 participants, made up of amateur and professional competitors from throughout Colorado and bordering states, were on hand Sunday at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club for the final round of the Colorado Open disc golf...