Tag Archives: wildlife

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

Free Fishing This Weekend In Colorado

Anglers in Northwest Colorado can fish for free this weekend at all the state’s parks. Colorado Parks and Wildlife designates the first weekend in June every year as Free Fishing Weekend. This is the only Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Wildlife

This is the time of year in Colorado that wild animals are giving birth.  It’s important to remember that if you encounter a young animal in the wild to not approach, touch or handle it. People often see young animals that appear to be alone in the forest, in backyards, near trails or along the side of roads. While they may appear to be abandoned, it is quite Continue reading

Check Out A Park Pass At Local Libraries

Libraries throughout Northwest Colorado are participating this year in the Check-Out Colorado State Parks Programs. All of the county and regional libraries in the area, along with state run colleges like CNCC and Colorado Mountain College, have state park passes and an activity backpack available for check out. The park Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears

With multiple reports of bear sightings near Steamboat recently, it’s important to be aware of what to do in the event of a bear encounter. In early spring, bears usually find sources of natural food, but when food becomes scarce, some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Bear and human Continue reading

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

Bill That Would Have Increased Park Fees Fails

The bill that would have established a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife was defeated last week in the Senate Finance Committee. The bill would have allowed CPW to increase park fees by as much as 50% and would have established additional fees for boaters in the state. As Continue reading

Listen To CPW Commission Meetings

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction. The meetings will take place at the Courtyard Marriott Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 12:30. The commission will be discussing the Colorado Trail Continue reading

Closures For Dam Work At Steamboat Lake

Upgrade and repair work will begin soon on the Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising the public to observe closure signs and avoid the area 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

CPW Could Increase Fees By 50%

A bill, which is currently working its way through the Colorado State Legislature, looks to establish a stable and sustainable funding source for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. As an agency, CPW gets very little money from the states general fund, with the majority of their funding coming from revenues generated from hunting, fishing and other park Continue reading

Loud Noises May Be Heard During Vulture Removal

Craig officials will again use loud sound making devices in an attempt to relocate the turkey vultures that have taken roost in downtown Craig. Craig Police and members of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife will be using shotguns to fire the sound making devices just before dark Continue reading