Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Libbie Miller, the District Wildlife Manager in the Yampa District, was recognized as Colorado’s 2013 Shakir-Safari Club International Officer of the Year during the recent Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting in Denver, March 6th. The Shikar-Safari Club International was formed in the 1950s by a group of hunters wanting to exchange information and ideas about hunting and wildlife conservation. Each year, the club sponsors an award to honor a wildlife officer in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations. Recipients of this award are recognized for demonstrating exemplary conduct and initiative in the performance of their job duties, including protecting and conserving local wildlife resources. Miller came to the former Division of Wildlife in 1997 after spending a year-and-a-half as a Wildlife Conservation Officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Her first assignment was the Steamboat Springs South District. She transferred to the Yampa District in 2004. Her devotion to education earned her the ‘Educator of the Year’ award from the Steamboat community in 2000.