It’s Glacier in 2014!

Finally, we’ve nailed down time and place for RMOWP’s 2014 conference. It will be July 23 through 27 in the community of West Glacier, just outside the western entrance to Glacier National Park in northern Montana. Headquarters will be the Belton Chalet, with lodging at the Belton as well as the Glacier Highland Resort, a motel next door to the Belton. Learn more

Seventeen New Members!

By Don Laine

Seventeen new members have joined our ranks in recent months. Take a moment to meet them:

Boulder, Colorado resident Connie Redak, a photographer and editor. She writes, “I love nature and nature photography. It is a way of observing that particularly appeals to me. I also have a very large garden and wildlife habitat that welcomes everything from chickadees to cougars.” Connie’s photos were included in a CD by RMOWP member and photographer Weldon Lee titled “Our Heritage at Risk,” concerning the plight of wild horses. Continue reading Seventeen New Members!

Colorado Hiking Guide Wins E-book Design Award

By Don Laine

HikingColoradoRMOWP member Maryann Gaug of Silverthorne, Colorado, reports that her book, Hiking Colorado, third edition, has won a silver award for enhanced e-book design. Maryann tells us that her publishers at Falcon Guides, working with, converted the book to what is called an enhanced e-book. PubWest, an association of small and medium-sized book publishers, in announcing the awards, said that winners will be recognized at the association’s 2013 conference in November. Continue reading Colorado Hiking Guide Wins E-book Design Award

2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Awarded

Catlin Carrico of Swanton, Maryland, was selected for the 2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship award, according to scholarship chair Mike Hammond. Hammond said she was chosen from among numerous highly-qualified candidates based not only on the merit of her application but what those she listed as personal references had to say about her. Catlin graduated from West Virginia University majoring in agriculture education and is now working on her master’s degree at the same school. She holds a 3.56 GPA and also held a job at a local business and has done volunteer work. Hammond said that Catlin has a bond with the outdoors through her upbringing and way of life in the Swanton, Maryland area, and when she completes her education she plans to teach at the high school level. Continue reading 2013 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Awarded

Buck Introduces New Knives for 2013

Three engraved knives Buck has donated for this year’s auction and Member’s Choice award. © Barb Laine
Three engraved knives Buck has donated for this year’s auction and Member’s Choice award.
© Barb Laine

With over 110 years of experience and as a leader in knife industry, Buck Knives has announced its new products for 2013, with a strong focus on its American Commitment to manufacture its products in the U.S. The line-up includes two new series, several survival/tactical knives, and a range of hunting, fishing, camping/hiking, and everyday knives. Each knife encompasses the quality and craftsmanship Buck is known for and is covered by Buck’s Forever Warranty. Continue reading Buck Introduces New Knives for 2013

Welcome John Hanou

Annapolis, Maryland photographer John Hanou is RMOWP’s newest member, thanks to a nudge from president Al Perry. John tells us that his photographic interests include landscapes and cemeteries, and that in addition to photography he writes and lectures. His professional credits include fine art photography and other books including A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State; The Angel of Angel Hill: A Visual Journey of Smith Cemetery; Mourning Blooms, volumes 1 and 2; Light is Life; and Lilly’s Wake.