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New Requirements For Colorado Boaters

As we get closer to tubing and water skiing season, its important to be aware of newl requirements for Colorado boaters. In an effort to mitigate costs, while continuing to prevention zebra and quagga muscles from spreading to the state’s waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has instituted new regulations for 2017. In addition to required Continue reading

Inspections Required Before Boating

Boaters are being reminded that if their boat has been used on any out-of-state waterways, it needs be inspected at one of CPW’s watercraft inspection and decontamination stations before it is operated in Colorado.  CPW has discovered four out-of-state boats Continue reading

Wyoming May Decrease Alcohol Limit For Boaters

The blood alcohol limit for boaters in Wyoming may be going down if a bill is passed by the State Senate. House Bill 117, which was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives last week, would institute a .08 blood alcohol limit for boaters on the state’s water ways, a Continue reading

Stagecoach to Open for Boating Tomorrow

STAGECOACHColorado Parks and Wildlife will open Stagecoach State Park to boaters tomorrow morning. The Marina Boat Ramp will be open and the Morrison Cove Boat Ramp is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend. The Stagecoach Continue reading

Tips for Winterizing Boats for Storage

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife officials remind boaters that boats can be a big investment that pays great dividends if properly maintained. They’re reminding Coloradoans to winterize boats prior to storage. Some of the suggestions they make include getting water out of the vessel before a hard freeze. Sealed water can expand Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Officials Warn of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.  On Tuesday, July 22nd, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area.  A 72-hour Continue reading

Boaters Warned About Floating Debris at Flaming Gorge

flaming-gorge-300Boaters on Flaming Gorge should be particularly alert for floating hazards this week and over the 4th of July weekend.  That’s according to Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell.  Haskell said deputies patrolling the lake on Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Increase BUI Patrols

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27th through the 29th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI).  During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Remind Boaters to Protect Against Mussels

QUAGGAWith the discovery of zebra and quagga mussels in several western states, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials continue to ask boaters to help protect public waters from all aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Continue reading