Motorists vs Wildlife at Dusk
Slow down! Driving more slowly increases reaction time and reduces the chance of a collision. Stay alert while driving at dusk and dawn. This is when many of Colorado’s wildlife species are the most active and are likely to be crossing roadways. Scan ahead and watch for movement along roadsides. When driving at night, watch for shining eyes reflecting in headlights. Always look and be prepared for more than one animal. Obey traffic signs and watch for wildlife warning signs.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife requires that people who wish to salvage road kill apply for a roadkill permit within 48 hours.
Grouse Mountain Pile Burning This Week
U.S. Forest Service fire crews will be burning slash piles during the week of Nov. 11 and possibly the week of Nov. 18 in the Grouse Mountain area of Grand County. The piles are a result of hazard tree-removal operations near Forest Roads 12, 112, 121 and 125. Forest users and communities along U.S. Highway 40, including Parshall, Kremmling, Hot Sulphur Springs and Granby may observe smoke and flames, which are a normal part of pile burning operations. This portion of the Arapaho National Forest is administratively managed by the Parks Ranger District. Questions should be directed to the district office in Walden. The main objective of pile burning is to reduce remaining dead fuels from hazard tree-removal projects. Removing hazardous fuels reduces the risk of wildfire to watershed and communities. The decision to burn these piles has been made due to wet and cool weather. Weather conditions will be closely monitored and burns will only be initiated if conditions are within established parameters for safe, effective fires. Each prescribed burn planned by the Forest has gone through an environmental analysis and has a burn plan developed in advance, along with appropriate smoke permits obtained from state agencies. For more information about this or other projects please call (970) 723-2700 or stop by the Parks Ranger District at 100 Main Street in Walden between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In high school sports this weekend:
Meeker beat Ridgway and lost to Resurrection Christian at the state playoffs in Denver.