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Free Turkey Hunts For Women And Kids

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering three mentored turkey hunts for novice hunters in Northwest Colorado. Two hunts will be available for kids between the ages of 12 and 17 who have never hunted, with another being offered for novice women. The hunts, which are part of CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, will occur over three-days, and will focus on teaching the basics of safe and Continue reading

Mentored Turkey Hunt For Novice Women

A free mentored turkey hunt is being offered to women who would like to improve their hunting skills.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from women 18 and older, with little to no hunting experience, who would like to participate in a private turkey hunt. The hunts will take place near Parachute next month.  No experience or equipment is required, but applicants must posses a hunter education card.  In addition to the hunt, there will also be two days to Continue reading

Truck Hauling Asphalt Rolls Near Phippsburg

Asphalt Truck 2016A semi hauling a tanker of hot asphalt crashed Tuesday morning on CO 131 near Phippsburg. 52-year-old Ronald Bell from Parachute was driving the semi when the rear tires of the trailer went off the highway, causing the entire unit to be pulled off the road and rolled onto its side.  Fortunately the asphalt was contained inside the tanker.  Bell was Continue reading

Parachute Ends Ban on Recreational Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana businesses are now welcome in a western Colorado town that banned them in 2013. Trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers and testing or product manufacturing businesses. Local schools will be getting a percent of the sales tax Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt to Novice Women Hunters

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for a chance at participating in a guided, private land turkey hunt designed for women who are novice hunters and want to learn from experienced mentors. The two-day clinic is offered in partnership with Encana and the Western Slope chapter of the National Wild Continue reading

Man Killed on Oil Rig North of Parachute

fatal-300An investigation is underway after a worker was killed in an accident on a drilling rig in western Colorado. WPX Energy spokeswoman Susan Alvillar says the man was killed Tuesday night on Continue reading