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Recent Study Shows how Energy and Wildlife Officials Work Together

colorado parksA recently released study by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State University describing the effects of energy development on mule deer in the Piceance Basin, has prompted public discussion and media reports about energy companies and wildlife, and whether the two can coexist. Several companies are currently active Continue reading

State Changes Notification System After EPA Spill

EPA-300The EPA’s wastewater spill at a Colorado mine has prompted state officials to expand the list of downstream users they warn after such disasters. Colorado officials notified only agencies inside their state after the EPA dumped 3 million gallons of water tainted with heavy metals out of the Gold King mine August 5th, eventually reaching rivers Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Fall Meeting Next Week

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their fall meeting next week in Grand Junction. The meeting is an opportunity for citizens to learn more about current issues and Club 20 efforts. Topics will include water, the Building a Better Colorado initiative, and the Continue reading

Tipton Seeking Nominees for Service Academy

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton’s office is accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015. Each year members of Congress can nominate a limited number of people from their districts to U.S. Service Academies-including the Air Force, West Point, Annapolis and Merchant Continue reading

4th Graders Can Get Free Passes to National Parks

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument invites all 4th grade students to visit the monument for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. 4th grade students can now go to a website to complete an activity and obtain a free Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet in Craig Next Week

colorado parksThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meets next week in Craig. Commissioners will receive briefings on a variety of issues including updates from the Departments of both Natural Resources and Agriculture, Great Outdoors Colorado, and CPW regional managers. Informational updates to the Commission include Continue reading

CPW Offers Private Hunt Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during certain hunting seasons this fall. Nine hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Continue reading

Labor Day Campers Asked to be Firewise

fire season smallThose planning to play or relax outdoors during the upcoming Labor Day weekend are reminded that the potential for wildfires to get out of hand is still very real. Despite recent rains, forest and parks managers urge visitors to use caution with campfires. Always make sure your fire is Continue reading

Steamboat Offers Preschool

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat’s Parks & Community Services Department is offering a fall pre-school program for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age that are potty trained. The program Continue reading

Johnson to be Returned to Steamboat

District Attorney 14thThe man convicted of killing Steamboat resident Lori Bases in 2000 will be coming back to the area. Thomas Lee Johnson attended a hearing yesterday, at which the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to return Johnson to Routt County. Johnson was taken back to Fort Collins after his Continue reading

Coffman to Join Lawsuit over Federal Clean Power Act

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan, also called the 111(d) rule, which was issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3rd. Coffman says the Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading