Colorado fly-fisherwoman wants to help more ladies get hooked on the sport

An occupational therapist turned fly-fisherwoman, Christina Senechal is hoping to turn more women onto the sport by inviting them to join her Thursday evenings at a local fishing pond in Rifle. With three extra fishing rods on hand, Senechal says she’s gotten a lot of interest from women who said they’d like to try fly-fishing, […]

Hunter charged in Colorado shooting death goes to trial

A man charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection to a deadly hunting incident last fall pleaded not guilty in Grand County District Court on May 27, setting his case for trial in October. Harry Watkins, 52, is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Simon Howell of West Virginia on Nov. 9 while they were […]

‘You don’t need a man to hold your hand’: Sportswoman works to boost confidence of women in hunting

With her bow resting evenly across her shoulders, Andraya Grangroth swiftly paced up a steep, sandy incline toward the top of a hill outside of New Castle. “Don’t tell anyone about this spot,” Grangroth said, seemingly unaffected by strenuous cardio demanded by the hike. “I like to challenge myself physically during a hunt. It’s one […]

Steamboat Springs council moves to limit fishing outfitters on Yampa River

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Routt County prepares for a summer predicted to be marked by extreme drought, the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Commission has adjusted the Yampa River Master Plan to preserve the river and its aquatic wildlife. The commission voted earlier this year to allow commercial river operators to give tubing and angling outfitters the […]

Search underway for shed hunter missing in Moffat County

A 71-year old man hunting for shed antlers is missing “in the extreme northwest corner of Moffat County,” a news release from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office reports. “On Thursday evening (May 6) at about 8:30 p.m., Richard McFeaters contacted local 911 advising he was lost and needed assistance,” the release states. Both the Moffat […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife holds first information session on wolf reintroduction

Colorado Parks and Wildlife held its first information session last week about wolf reintroduction on the Western Slope, which will happen by the end of 2023. Wolves have been naturally migrating into the United States for decades. They were first seen in Montana in 1979 and then were introduced in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming and […]