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Meeker Man Appointed to Sportsmens Roundtable

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife welcomed nine new members to the Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable, a group of both elected and appointed representatives who serve as liaisons between sportsmen and the agency, during a statewide meeting in Buena Vista last week. One of those was Meeker’s Dan Schwartz. The Continue reading

Forest Officials Confirm Tularemia Case in NWCO

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest officials are urging visitors to pay special attention to wildlife and to keep an eye on their pets after a rabbit recently tested positive in the Bear River Corridor for the bacterial disease tularemia, better known as Continue reading

EPA Spill Bigger than First Thought

EPA-300It turns out, the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s mishap at Gold King Mine is bigger than originally thought. The EPA now says about 3 million gallons of toxic mine water was released into Cement Creek. That’s about three times the amount the agency previously said. The water reportedly contains arsenic, lead and other Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Warn About Vehicle Collisions

colorado parksWildlife are on the move again – deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and and other statewide organizations make efforts each migration season Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Encourage Residents to Watch for Moose

mooseColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people to give wildlife plenty of room, especially when it comes to moose. The moose population is thriving in Colorado and as the number of moose rise, so does the chance for human interaction Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

BLM to Perform Prescribed Burn in Western Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning a prescribed fire 30 miles west of Maybell in the Douglas Mountain area on 124 acres of BLM land. Burning is expected to take place today, if weather and ground Continue reading

Wildlife Guide Sentenced for Poaching

POACHING1A wildlife guide has been sentenced to 6 months home confinement, a $5,000 fine, 50 hours of community service and 3 years’ probation for illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats to make hunts easier for clients. Nicholaus Rodgers, of Shady Cove, Oregon, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, Continue reading

CPW Offers Turkey Hunt Near Craig

TURKEY-WITH-GUN-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2nd and 3rd, the hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife Continue reading

Steamboat to Step up Leash Law Enforcement

Media Release-08.14.13-Injuries In Dog Death Appear To Have Been Caused By A HumanSteamboat’s Parks and Community Services is increasing enforcement of dog leash laws. Leash laws are intended to help protect wildlife, domesticated animals, and people. In Steamboat, a six foot handheld leash is required in all public spaces in order to keep pets from injuring others and to keep neighboring wildlife from harm. Rita Continue reading

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Byers Shooting Range Closed for Season

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding shooting enthusiasts that the seasonal closure of the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs will occur January 8th, spurred by the recent snowfall and the current near zero temperatures in the area. CPW officials in Hot Sulphur Springs close the popular range each Continue reading