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Highway 40 Intersection Closed Monday Night

The intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River road in Steamboat will be closed tonight to allow the intersection to be re-striped. The intersection will be fully closed from 10, through 6 tomorrow morning. Southbound travelers on Elk River Road wanting to access downtown will detour Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Man Dies After Collision With Elk

The man who died following a collision with an elk yesterday morning has been identified as 42-year-old Todd Edwards of Hayden. Edwards struck the elk on Highway 40, 15 miles west of Steamboat. His car went off the road, down a steep cliff, coming to rest on train tracks. Edwards, Continue reading

Elk River Bridge To Be Re-Decked Next Week

Routt County Road 52E between Clark and Steamboat will be closed starting Monday at the Elk River Bridge, near the intersection with CR 129, to allow the bridge to be re-decked. Construction is expected to last through Continue reading

Free Bird Walk And Identification Class

Bird lovers are invited to join in on bird walk and attend a free bird identification class this week in Rawlins. A free bird walk will be held Tuesday morning starting at 7:30, to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Participants will meet at the Conoco gas Continue reading

Seasonal Closures In Effect On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300Certain trails in the Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Area near Steamboat have been closed for the season by the Bureau of Land Management. Certain Emerald Mountain trails are closed seasonally to avoid disturbing area wildlife. All areas south of Ridge Trail, including Continue reading

Help Animals By Storing Summer Gear

deer-netWith the warm weather behind us and winter on the horizon, now is a good time to remove all the summer toys and equipment from your yard for the winter.  Elk and deer are especially active this time of year due to their mating season, resulting in additional interactions between humans and wildlife. It’s common for deer or elk to enter yards in Continue reading

Drivers Beware Of Migrating Animals

deer-vs-carWith fall in the air and winter on the horizon Colorado drivers need to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Fall is the breeding season for elk, deer and moose so they are especially active during this time period. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be deterred by traffic. Bears are also Continue reading

Applications Due Monday For Big Game Hunts

PARKS AND WILDLIFEApplications are due Monday for big game hunts that are being offered this season on the Collins Mountain Ranch near Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five hunts for individuals who drew a limited deer or elk license for Game Management Unit 23, for this year’s big game hunting season.  The Collins Mountain Ranch is Continue reading

Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number Continue reading

Deer Discovered With Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseA deer that was infected with Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials near Montrose. The deer that died on private property in the area last spring, was analyzed by Colorado States western slope veterinary lab. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease that causes deer, Continue reading

Feeding Big Game Deadly For Wildlife.

Colorado-Division-of-Wildlife-300Life is tough for big game during the winter, but according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife feeding those animals can make them sick and kill them. The digestive systems of deer, elk and moose are specialized for natural food sources, not the common types of feed we give to livestock and pets. When big game eat food not suited to their systems, Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading