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Don’t Leave Behind Fishing Line

Following the discovery of a dead Osprey in the Routt National Forest that was entangled in fishing line, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding anglers that fishing line can be dangerous when it’s left by a lake or river. Fisherman should never discard fishing line, hooks or bait, as it can be Continue reading

Denver Broncos Thursday Night On 55 Country

The Denver Broncos kick off their preseason Thursday night on the road to face off against the Chicago Bears. Broncos head coach Vance Joseph announced that Trevor Siemian would start the preseason opener at Chicago, with Paxton Lynch starting the second preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on August 19th. Again this year 55 Country (AM 550), the official Denver Broncos station for Northwest Colorado, will broadcast the Broncos games to fans across the region. Catch tomorrow night’s Continue reading

Bears Coming Out Of Hibernation

With spring’s arrival, bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation across Northwest Colorado. Steamboat Police have already responded to an incident this week where a bear broke into an unsecured trash container in downtown Steamboat.  The City is reminding residents that all commercial properties within Steamboat city limits are Continue reading

CPW To Begin Euthanizing Bears And Cougars

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin tracking and euthanizing cougars and bears in specific areas of the Piceance Basin, to better determine their effect on the Mule Deer population. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously decided to move foreword with the Piceance Basin and Upper Arkansas River Continue reading

Controlled Burn Scheduled In Routt County

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn has been planned this month for the area southwest of the Seedhouse Campground near Hinman Park in Northern Routt County.  The 300 acre burn is expected to take place over two days and will commence when appropriate weather Continue reading

Broncos Preseason Begins On 55 Country

200px-Denver_Broncos_alternate_logo.svgFor the first time in four years the world champion Denver Broncos take to the field not knowing who is the teams first string quarterback. The off-season battle for that position became a bit clearer this week after the Broncos revealed that Mark Sanchez will be the starting quarterback in the preseason opener Thursday when the Broncos face the Bears in Chicago. Sanchez will play the first quarter with Trevor Siemian taking over in the second Continue reading

Study Shows Bears Who Eat Human Food Have More Cubs

black-bearA new study by researchers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife found black bears that eat human food from trashcans have higher reproductive rates than those in the wild.  However, those same bears don’t survive as long. Researchers are using Continue reading

Local Marketing District Meeting Today

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Local Marketing District that was recently approved by Moffat County voters will be the subject of a meeting tonight.  Sponsored by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots, the meeting will take place from 7 to 8:30 at the Bell Tower Building in Craig.  The purpose of the meeting is to inform Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that feeding corn and grain to some big game animals can be toxic and cause their death. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other ungulates are all ruminants, animals with a complex digestive system composed of a four chambered stomach. The animals digest plant based food through Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offers Tips on Being Bear Aware

black-bearColorado’s bears have awoken from their winter’s nap and are again active throughout the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren’t providing any food attractants around residences. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksWinter is here and that means animals will have to search a little harder for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own. A law passed in 1992 makes it illegal to feed big game animals. This includes deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain Continue reading

CPW reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Although winter weather is settling in, it is still autumn, the breeding season for elk, deer and moose. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. Wildlife officials add that because bears are especially active during fall as Continue reading