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CPW Reminds Boaters of Inspection Requirements

DENVER – As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Memorial Day weekend may officially kick off the 2016 boating season, but some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1. The best way to stop the spread of […]

Two Deer Possibly Poached Near Hanover, Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking information on a possible poaching incident near Hanover, Colorado, southeast of Fountain. Wildlife officers recently investigated a report of two dead deer that had been dumped along Hanover road in eastern El Paso County. During a necropsy the officers found signs that lead them to […]

Wolf Resolution Considered by Parks and Wildlife Commission at January Meeting

DENVER – In November 2015, the Parks and Wildlife Commission (PWC) returned to the discussion of wolves with a draft resolution to oppose the active introduction or reintroduction of wolves into Colorado. The discussion is slated to continue at 4 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting in Denver. More than ten years ago, the […]

Colorado Marsh Mallards Selected for Top Prize in Waterfowl Art Competition

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife  and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition. Five judges from the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee carefully analyzed 20 entries on display at the Denver Country Club, Dec. 9, 2015. The committee selected Guy Crittenden’s original art entitled Colorado […]

CPW Commemorates Veterans Day, Nov. 11 with Free State Park Admission for Military, Veterans

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers all military men and women free admission to Colorado’s state parks on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. “CPW is proud to honor our veterans and military members this Veterans Day,” said CPW Spokesman, Matt Robbins. “Free access to Colorado’s State Parks is our way to say ‘thank you’, […]

CPW Issues Eastern Plains Pheasant, Quail Forecast

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces the 2015-16 Eastern Plains pheasant and quail forecast just in time for opening weekend Nov. 14. The two seasons for pheasant and three seasons for quail vary in duration and location around the state. The forecast is encouraging, said Ed Gorman, CPW’s small game program manager. He reports […]

City Council Okays New LUB Board Member, Olive Street Station Liquor License Transfer

The Olive Street Station transfer of ownership and retail liquor store license from Ken Roe to Donald Compton and T.J. Sanders was approved following a brief public hearing. The business at 403 East Olive Street was recently purchased and both Sanders and Compton told the council there are no plans for any changes to the […]

Youth Hunters Invited to a Guided Pheasant Hunt at Mike Higby State Wildlife Area

LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado public lands arguably provide some of the best pheasant hunting opportunities in the west. If you are, or know a young person who is interested in learning the sport, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be hosting a guided pheasant hunt for youths between the ages of 10 and 17 at Mike […]

CPW Announces New Camping Fees Effective November 1st

DENVER – To assure the continued high quality of Colorado’s State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1. This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010. “Our wonderful state parks require a large […]

Artists Sought To Portray Mallard in Waterfowl Art Competition

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation requests original artwork entries for the 2016 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest. This year’s species of focus is the Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos. The deadline for artist submissions is 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20. “It is amazing every year to see what the artists come up […]

CPW’s Resource Stewardship Tracks Nature With a Smartphone

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife visitors, volunteers and staff began entering observations of plants and animals into the ‘State Parks NatureFinder’ project, hosted by the free smartphone application iNaturalist, July 13, at Colorado State Parks thanks to efforts by CPW’s Resource Stewardship program. “Several hundred observations have been added since the project launched,” said […]

Trespassing Case Near Granby Prompts Warnings From CPW to Respect Private Land

GRANBY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing last Monday. Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed […]

Rain Changes Fishing Opportunities for some Southeast Region Lakes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  Much needed precipitation has fallen on southeast Colorado through the spring and early summer, providing significant relief to this drought-stricken part of the state. As an added benefit, several lakes that had been previously dry (or very low) have been refilled. Many of these lakes now provide excellent aquatic habitat for […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Recreation on the Lakes

  Dear Sir: For the residents of Prowers and Kiowa Counties there is a remarkable event that has occurred! Thanks to the efforts of Tri-State Generation, the Amity Canal, and the Fort Lyon Canal there is a substantial amount of water in Upper and Lower Queens Reservoirs, ten miles north of Lamar! These two reservoirs […]

CPW Marks Colorado Day with Free Park Entrance August 3

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife marks Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday, Aug. 3. “Colorado Day is an opportunity for everyone to get outside and experience the diverse natural beauty and recreational activities that our 42 state parks and 350 state […]

Come Hunt with CPW

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife over-the-counter (OTC) and over-the-counter with caps (bear and elk) licenses go on sale online, in person, and by phone, Tuesday, July 21, at 9 a.m. “A valid license is an important step in planning your hunt this and every year in Colorado,” said Henrietta Turner, CPW’s license manager. “A […]

Officers Focus On Boating Under the Influence During Operation Dry Water, June 26-28

LITTLETON, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office joins Operation Dry Water June 26 to 28, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. During this three-day weekend, officers will be on the water reminding boaters about […]

Rainbow Trout on the Comeback Throughout Colorado

DENVER, Colo. – After being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic scientists and biologists. “It’s been a long road, but bringing back populations of fish that were essentially extirpated from Colorado […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Offers Unique Challenge

DENVER – The application deadline for fall turkey hunting, September to October, is July 9. Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try. “Fall turkey hunting offers lots of opportunity to try diverse hunting techniques,” said Ed Gorman, CPW small game coordinator. “Hunters can pursue them in […]

Arkansas Headwaters Gears Up In Expectation Of Tremendous Whitewater Boating Season

SALIDA, Colo. – Rafters, rejoice! Despite recent reports of low snow totals and water concerns across the western United States, whitewater boaters will find stellar conditions on the Arkansas River this spring and summer. As of May 1, snowpack totals in the Upper Arkansas River Basin were at 103 percent of average, bucking the statewide […]