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Vail to open Friday with 70 acres of terrain

November 13, 2019

On the heels of the largest snowmaking expansion project in Vail Mountain’s history and in North America, Vail is set to open on Friday with a reimagined opening day terrain experience, offering skiers and riders...

On the Fly column: Right place, right fly

November 10, 2019

Rocky Thickstun, my go-to Louisiana guide, made a comment in the marsh last week that stuck with me. I would argue this applies even more to fishing here in the Rocky Mountain West. “You can...

Hunting violations in Colorado can be costly

November 5, 2019

FRISCO — The big game hunting season is upon us in Colorado, and some already have taken the opportunity to trek onto the area’s recreational lands with hopes of snagging a moose or bear. Others...

Sunday Profile: ‘The eye of the hunter’

November 2, 2019

On a crisp sunshine-drenched day outside of Silt, Jackie Gross Guccini looks out her dining room window spotting a rafter of about 50 turkeys. For Guccini, the hunt is not just about the kill —...

On the Fly column: Seeing redd in autumn

October 29, 2019

As we steam ahead to winter, there are a few things anglers need to keep in mind to remain effective and, more importantly, fish ethically while on the water. Fall brings lower flows and changes in insect hatches.

On the Fly column: Change your game up for fall fishing

October 20, 2019

If you’ve been casting flies on local streams lately, surely you’ve seen a few looks (followed by refusals) from those wary trout. When we see the fish refusing naturals in addition to our offerings, we...

On the Fly column: To cast is to hope

October 13, 2019

Last weekend the Roaring Fork Valley hosted the fourth annual Casting for Recovery Western Slope Retreat at the historic Redstone Inn. This no-cost-to-participants fly fishing retreat weekend is geared towards female breast cancer survivors of...