Category Archives: Newsletters

January – February 2018

meal time

Meal time (Sandwash Basin, CO) © Laurie Ford

Hot off the presses! The first issue of Rocky Mountain Outdoors for 2018. You’ll find updates on the conference and contest, some wonderful and informative articles, plus info on a new gunsmithing series by a fellow member.

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November – December 2017

Long-eared Myotis Bat (Myotis velifer) © Frank Zurey

The final issue for 2017 is here. With great articles, news about a member’s upcoming book (see page 3), what our scholarship winner has been up to (page 8), an opportunity to photograph bats in southeastern Arizona (page 10), plus another “Jack’s thumbnails” of RMOWP conferences (pages 6-7), the writer’s corner and president’s column.


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September – October 2017

The last light of day highlights the driftwood in Medano Creek in Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, near Alamosa, Colorado. © William Horton

Finally! Here’s the Sep-Oct newsletter. We’ve got the Writer’s Corner and Jack’s Jaunts, this year’s scholarship winner, and more breaking news.

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July – August 2017

Sunset at Great Sand Dunes NP

June sunset over the dunefield, Great Sand Dunes National Park © Don Laine

Hot off the presses – the latest newsletter, with an important announcement: Conference 2018 will take place in September next year. See the cover article. Updates will be published here under the conference tab, and in future newsletters.
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May – June 2017

Ramsey Canyon AZ

Conference attendees on guided hike in Ramsey Canyon near Sierra Vista © Maryann Gaug

This is the one you’ve been waiting for: all the contest results, wrap-up on the great conference in Sierra Vista, Arizona in late April, plus other information. To open, select the 2 MB  or the 10MB print-quality version.

March – April 2017

Riparian area in Patagonia-Sonoita Preserve, in SE Arizona © Maryann Gaug

Here’s the latest Rocky Mountain Outdoors, and it’s chock-full of great articles and the latest on our upcoming conference. Read the review of member John Catsis’s book of memoirs; how member Kenita Gibbins ‘wages peace;’ plus our usual popular regulars: Jack’s Jaunts, the President’s Column, Writer’s Corner, and more.
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January – February 2017

Northern Flicker female

Female Northern Flicker © Linda Martin

Start the new year right – read the latest issue of Rocky Mountain Outdoors. Up-to-the-minute information about the upcoming conference in Sierra Vista, Arizona April 23-27, including Tom Ulrich’s Bird Photography Field Trips before and after the official conference, plus new members, announcements, reminders, and excellent articles.

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November – December 2016

Ghost Town in the Yukon

Ruin in Silver City Ghost Town near Kluane Lake in the Yukon © Jack Olson

The latest issue of Rocky Mountain Outdoors is here. It’s chock-full of marvelous stuff: the latest on our upcoming conference in Sierra Vista, Arizona; a wonderful article by member Myra Wood Bennett about her love affair with the San Juan Mountains around Ouray, Colorado and two very special people from there; plus of course Jack’s Jaunts, Writer’s Corner, and President’s Column; announcements from Buck Knives and Cotton Carrier; and a fun look at a 1923 school teacher’s contract.

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September – October 2016

2016 Humorous Entry © Linda Martin

“Lighter cars get better gas mileage.” © Linda Martin – Humorous Contest 2016

Hot off the presses… the fifth newsletter of 2016, with updates on the upcoming conference, the results of this year’s Humorous Contest, mention of a member get-together on one of Colorado’s “fourteeners,” the 2016 scholarship recipient, and more.

Click to download a 1.6MB pdf or, for higher quality photos, download the 6.8MB pdf.

July – August 2016

Queens Garden Trail Bryce Canyon NP

RMOWPers on the Queens Garden Trail © Cecilia Travis

The contest and post-conference newsletter is here. The weather during the conference couldn’t have been better, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. In such a splendid locale, who could help it. Click here for a 2.0 MB pdf of the newsletter, or if you’d like a higher resolution, click here for a 9.9 MB pdf.