Author Archives: Dexter Gill

Public-lands conflicts

Print this articleA friend recently asked me, why is there so much conflict over the use of the public lands, and what can be done to resolve those conflicts? Well, the first part is fairly simple to answer, however the … Continue reading

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Trails, roads and use

Print this articleRemember your first bicycle? Back in 1950 I got my shiny new $70 Schwinn with leather seat, headlight and even a horn, and with chrome fenders. They were all “one-speed” then. If you went up in the hills … Continue reading

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Smoke and mirrors

Print this articleWhere was all the smoke in the skies coming from recently? Well, mostly from Montana, Oregon and Washington, but later we had our own wildfire in the Boggy Draw area above Dolores. Started small, but the Forest Service … Continue reading

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Why?

Print this articleWhy do we want to eat, have some kind of shelter, a piece of land, clothing and water? Why do we want to go hiking, fishing, boating or biking? Why do we want to work? You probably answered … Continue reading

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Wood is good!

Print this articleWe hear that phrase, but then wonder, what is it really good for? Well, naturally it is good for lumber and firewood, but what else? It always seemed good to snag my fishing hook on a submerged branch … Continue reading

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Plan ahead — act now

Print this articleGreen green, it’s green they say on the far side of the hill. Remember that old song by the New Christy Minstrels? Dating myself, I guess, oh well. The song simply expressed what we still do today, looking … Continue reading

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What’s free?

Print this articleAnswer is – nothing! Shucks, even this Free Press isn’t free of charge, unless you took/stole a copy without paying for it, shame on you! Over the years I have frequently heard the phrase “get some free government … Continue reading

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That’s for the birds!

Print this articleAnyone who has read my past writings probably realizes I have a passion for seeing the state’s public lands and resources being well cared for and producing the natural resources therein. I really get upset at seeing waste … Continue reading

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This land is whose land?

Print this articleDon’t let them sell off our public land! Keep it open to the public! There is a lot of rhetoric, fears, misinformation and emotions being expressed over so called “public” lands. Today, people and groups are all fighting … Continue reading

Published in dexter-gill, March 2017

Stewardship

Print this articleNow, that is an interesting word! What does it mean to you? It can cover a lot of territory, such as the boss leaving the business under your care while he is gone on a business trip. As … Continue reading

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