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Groundhog Day Rocky Mountain splendour

And some notable night sky sights in romantic February By Dan Hicks Op-Ed Commentary (Unless otherwise specified, times cited are for the evening of February…

Rocky Mountain Sunrise Gold

By Dan Hicks With a golden glow on the southeastern horizon, the natural splendour that is the Rocky Mountain Trench awaits the rising sun in…

Sandhill Cranes – our true-life big bird

By Dan Hicks In August’s dry Douglas fir-ponderosa pine open grassy forest north of Cranbrook, a wary greater sandhill crane (Antigone canadensis tabida) keeps a…

Our Harvest Moon Riseth

By Dan Hicks Were the weather forecast favourable, this evening’s (September 13) harvest moon would present we Cranbrookers with a premier autumnal opportunity to toil…

Stepping into a Golden sky

By Dan Hicks Mount 7 rises high in the Rockies southeast of Golden, its peak distinguished by a mega numerical “7” created by remnant summer…