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Renewing old friendships

Drought, fire, snow, heavy runoffs, pestilence and helping to pay for orthopedic surgeons’ children to go to college forced me to ignore two good friends. Those friends are Lime Creek and...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Solutions for high water

For some time, those of us that fly fish have been hoping for wetter falls, winters and springs. If you haven’t noticed, we finally got our wish. It is now May, and the ski area is still open....

DATE: May 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Four-wheel low

When I have to put my truck into four-wheel low to get out of my driveway, I know the dreaded disease of, “There’s no where to fly fish” is about to overtake me. She who must be obeyed, (SWMBO)...

DATE: March 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

It’s a new year ... now what?

Christmas has come and gone, and as usual, most of the items on my wish list are still there. We don’t have world peace, hunger is still around, happy political parties are still a fiction, I...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

What I want for Christmas

I’m no different from my friends. I’d love to open the paper on Christmas day and see that world peace had broken out, hunger was now gone and the United States now had political parties that...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

High and fast water makes for creative fishing

I’m not real religious when it comes to prayer. In fact my prayers are usually for good cigars, better whiskey, and fish in love with dry flies. I’m a man of simple needs. However, when the...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Yellowstone's a place to be thankful for

By Don Oliver It's November, and it seems anyone writing a column does a "being thankful" column. Well, I'm no different. Last September, while standing in the middle of an area comprised of...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Want to fish? Head north along the Animas

The River of Lost Souls, also known as the Animas River, downstream from Durango has always been a fun and challenging fishery. From the 32nd Street bridge south to Bondad, the Animas is known for...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Thank you, John McPhee

In the final part of John McPhee’s 1971 classic, Encounters with the Archdruid, David Brower and Floyd Dominy — both men I would have loved to meet — raft the Grand Canyon together. Dominy, then...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Monuments ... blah. National parks ... ooh!

There’s been a lot of hoopla and public meetings here in Grand Junction, Colo., about turning the nearby Colorado National Monument into a national park. My opinion is simply: Why not? I know this...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Treasures don’t have to be parks

As a close neighbor and regular user of Colorado National Monument in western Colorado close to Grand Junction, I suffered a sharp attack of NIMBYism when I heard of a 2011 proposal to turn one of...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

Learning to live with wildfire

The enormous column of black smoke towered before me. As the Hammer Fire closed in on the backcountry workstation that I call home in the summer, fear spread from my hard hat to the soles of my...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Writers on the Range

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