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Fly fishing Colorado’s remote Conejos River

Driving the treeless plain of sagebrush and dead grass as Colorado Highway 17 leaves Antonito, the last thing one expects is an oasis over the next ridge. But travel mere minutes to the west, and...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Montana sets grizzly hunt rules ahead of federal decision

HELENA, Mont. – Montana wildlife regulators set the rules Wednesday for how hunters will be able to kill grizzly bears in the future if the U.S. government decides to remove federal protections for...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Mountain Marmot Trail Race registration Purgatory Resort will host the Mountain Marmot Trail Race from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 24. Registration for the race is capped at 300 and was already 60...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Forget the gym, fitness buffs hit up national landmarks

When college rowing buddies Bojan Mandaric and Brogan Graham vowed to stay in shape post-graduation, they didn’t want to shovel out hundreds to join a gym or even drop $20 for a yoga class. So they...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Book updates guide to New Mexico mountains

The enthusiasm that Cortez author Liesl Ungnade has for the New Mexico backcountry is contagious. Her new book, “Guide to the New Mexico Mountains,” ignites an urge to head out and climb a peak,...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoor Briefs

Seniors Outdoors announces activities Seniors Outdoors is planning multiple outdoor activities for the coming week. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, there will be a 3-mile hike with a 1,100-foot total...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Cumberland Mountain climb captivates

Cumberland Mountain is an accessible and friendly mountain and is a wonderful walk for hikers of all abilities – including out-of-town visitors. Located west of Durango in the La Plata Mountains,...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Grizzly bear kills mountain biker outside Glacier National Park

HELENA, Mont. – Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Outings for seniors offered Seniors Outdoors is organizing a multitude of hikes, a road ride, and even a tennis clinic during the first week of July. At 8 a.m. Saturday, there will be a easy to...

DATE: June 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Durango area fishing report

Note: The Durango area fishing report, courtesy of Duranglers Flies and Supplies . Animas River: 1,510 cfs, falling; The water is clear and fishing is good. Float season is now! Streamers are the...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Colorado Trail Days celebrates hikers of all abilities

The Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails each have annual “trail days” events, so Margaret Hedderman thought it was only natural the Colorado Trail should have one, too. “The Colorado Trail...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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Thundering waters of Cascade Creek’s falls

Mad waters thunder down with intimidating ferocity through the forest, the adventurous river a headlong torrent plunging over hydraulic jumps. The explosive and talkative turbulence is an...

DATE: June 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors