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  1. Outside briefs, June 24, 2017Read the original story

    Saturday Jun 24 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Highline Lake State Park's "Oasis in the High Desert" outdoor program is underway and will continue until July 26. "You'll need water, snacks, some good hiking shoes and be ready for adventure," Highline Lake State Park Interpreter Danielle Riggs said. "We'll learn about insects, birds, reptiles, fish and dinosaurs, and have a great time while we do that."

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  2. No Solstice SurprisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 10 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    An orange stonefly lands on the banks of the Gunnison River in the Gunnison Gorge while a raft floats by. The stonefly is soaking in the sun much like many anglers will be on the June 21 summer solstice, which gives anyone fishing along the lakes and rivers on Colorado's Western Slope more daylight to work with.

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  3. Would you pay more to play at Black Canyon of the Gunnison?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 9 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The National Park Service proposes to increase entrance fees at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and seeks public comment on the increases. The cost of a one- to seven- day pass for a vehicle would increase from $15 to $25.

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  4. Coal mine expansion in the worksRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 8 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The Trump administration took a step toward expansion of the West Elk Coal Mine in Somerset on Thursday as the U.S. Forest Service began accepting comments on a plan that was welcomed by the coal industry and scorched by environmental organizations. The Forest Service is seeking comment on whether it should approve a lease of some 17 million tons of coal beneath a roadless area of the Gunnison National Forest.

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  5. Snowpack gets big boost from round of May stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Visitors to the Maroon Bells Scenic Area walk through pale-green foliage along the banks of Maroon Lake that hint at spring while the peaks in the Elk Mountain range that make up the Maroon Bells themselves are still blanketed in winter's snow earlier this week. The Maroon Bells are a few miles from the north edge of the Gunnison River drainage, which is reporting a stunning snow water equivalent of 1,188 percent of normal.

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  6. Mesa, Plateau escape restrictions placed on Gunnison forestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 8 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    This photo taken from the Alta Lakes area near Telluride demonstrates the need for new dispersed camping regulations. Campers are supposed to camp at least 100 feet from water, and many don't heed the warning.

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  7. Feds to work with states on sage grouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The Interior Department will work more closely with the 11 states affected by federal efforts to conserve the greater sage grouse, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Much of the new effort will be to reverse the Obama administration's approach, which required rewriting management plans for millions of acres of lands in 11 Western states.

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  8. Reservoirs on Gunnison release snowmelt flowsRead the original story

    May 21, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Releases of water from the high-mountain reservoirs on the Gunnison River have begun as part of an effort to mimic spring runoff flows that match those in which endangered species in the Colorado River once thrived. Inflow from snowmelt into Blue Mesa Reservoir was estimated to be 122 percent of the 30-year average.

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  9. Snowpack slide continues; water outlook still goodRead the original story

    May 7, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    March and April failed to deliver their usual snowpack punch this year in Colorado, but most river basins have above-normal peak snowpack levels thanks to storms in earlier months. The Natural Resources Conservation Service said in a news release last week that March and April, "typically the two wettest and most pivotal months of the year in the mountains of Colorado" for snowpack, produced 76 percent of their typical precipitation this year.

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  10. Book notes, May 7, 2017Read the original story

    May 6, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Author Connie Martinez and her book "Mom's Believe It or Not Recipe Book" will be highlighted in an event at Grand Valley Books. From 12:302:30 p.m. Saturday at the bookstore at 350 Main St., Martinez will sign books and share stories about her family's history and childhood memories from growing up in the San Luis Valley, according to a news release.

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  11. Want to get away? Try some hidden gems in valleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A sign at the parking area for the Gunnison Bluffs and Old Spanish Trail provides users with directions and trail use information. Springtime on the bike trails in Grand Junction is, well, often crowded.

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  12. Roadless area decision looms for mineRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The long-term future of the West Elk Mine may hinge in part on whether it should be allowed to undertake an underground expansion that would have sizable surface impacts. As the coal mining operation has moved deeper underground, it has encountered higher levels of methane, which poses a danger of explosion to miners.

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  13. Learning as We GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Gene Hart of Gunnison, one of the Western Slope's most experienced guides and fly anglers, cautiously works the far end of a boulder dam on the Gunnison River. By standing back, Hart can work all the holding water between him and the main current without spooking fish or missing a rising trout.

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  14. Roller-coaster level of season's snowpack plummets in MarchRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Colorado's previously abundant winter snowpack has taken a hit because of an unseasonably warm and dry March and early snowmelt, the Natural Resources Conservation Service says. Snowpack levels fell to 108 percent of normal as of April 1, down from 139 percent of normal on March 1 and 156 percent on Feb. 1, the agency said in a news release Friday.

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  15. Rollercoaster snowpack plummets in MarchRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Colorado's previously abundant winter snowpack has taken a hit due to an unseasonably warm and dry March and early snowmelt, the Natural Resources Conservation Service says. Snowpack levels fell to 108 percent of normal as of April 1, down from 139 percent of normal on March 1 and 156 percent on Feb. 1, the agency said in a news release Friday.

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  16. Backcountry booking may be cappedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    An overnight permitting system with a restriction on visitor numbers could begin as soon as next summer at the popular Conundrum Hot Springs. Public meetings are planned for April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Institute, 22830 Two Rivers Road, Basalt, and April 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gunnison Community Center, 200 E. Spencer Ave. Gunnison.

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  17. Energy firm sues environmentalist for libel over online postingRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    An energy company sued a Paonia environmental consultant, accusing him of libel for comments made about a federal oil and gas lease bid collusion case the company ended up settling. Pete Kolbenschlag says the suit brought by SG Interests against him is unfounded and an attempt to silence him.

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  18. Bennet seeks Thompson Divide peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    A newly proposed measure by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet would increase the amount of compensation that two companies receive for recently canceled leases in the Thompson Divide area southwest of Glenwood Springs. The measure is aimed at permanently protecting the area and avoiding a legal battle over it.

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  19. Death Notices, Feb. 28, 2017Read the original story

    Feb 27, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Mortuary. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the mortuary with graveside services afterwards at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita.

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  20. Get Out! Part-time winter is upon usRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2017 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Late February and early March in the area offers a wide variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether mountian biking in Moab or skiing at Powderhorn. Late February and early March in the area offers a wide variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, whether skiing at Powderhorn or mountain biking in Moab.

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