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Date: 4/5/2024
One kayaker died and another was hospitalized last Saturday after they fell into the water at Chatfield Reservoir. Two kayakers who fell into the water at Ridgway Reservoir the weekend before were rescued after they spent 15 minutes in the water.
Date: 3/31/2024
Lake Pueblo installed new gates on the south boat ramp that resemble large railroad-crossing guards. They are equipped with sensors – and spike strips – to allow the boaters to leave, but not enter the water after hours. Boats leaving after hours still must follow CPW's "clean, drain, dry" ANS protocols.
Date: 3/30/2024
ANS inspection hours are as follows: Current - May 26: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Beginning May 27: 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Date: 3/29/2024
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area's Salida East Recreation Site to close temporarily in April. The AHRA will close Salida East to all access April 15-24
Date: 3/25/2024
Boaters can submit their information from Friday, March 29 to Friday, April 19
Date: 3/25/2024
The April 2 closure is expected to last from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. The closure could extend to April 3 depending on weather conditions and other circumstances.
Date: 3/23/2024
Closure expected Apr 1- 5. To accommodate park guests wishing to put boats on the water, CPW plans to reopen the East Boat Ramp on April 1.
Date: 3/15/2024
Loma and Trinidad Ports Of Entry check stations are the first to open and operate during the boating season as full-time seasonal roadside inspection stations after two years of a successful pilot program
Date: 3/15/2024
While the property will not open as Collard Ranch State Wildlife Area until infrastructure needs and accessibility enhancements are completed, hunters and anglers will eventually be able to access the SWA with a hunting or fishing license or the purchase of a State Wildlife Area pass.
Date: 3/14/2024
Navajo Res, Ridgway, Mancos, Sweitzer, Crawford, and Paonia ramp opening dates listed
Date: 3/7/2024
CPW to introduce sterile walleye at Ridgway Reservoir, further boosting angling opportunities on Western Slope
Date: 3/7/2024
Friday, March 15 in Granby - learn about proposed fishing regulation changes to simplify and better reflect the current state of the fishery on Lake Granby. Meeting is in-person
Date: 3/3/2024
The 2024-2025 fishing license is valid from March 1, 2024, through March 31, 2025.
Date: 3/3/2024
To eradicate zebra mussels from Highline Lake, staff began lowering the lake in early February. Park staff will continue to lower the lake throughout 2024, with an anticipated complete emptying of the lake by the end of the year.
Date: 3/1/2024
The Big Thompson Canyon will experience flows that are above average for this time of year. Anglers and people with homes and businesses near the streambanks should prepare accordingly and maintain awareness of river conditions.
Date: 2/25/2024
The tournament, which is held this year from Jan. 1 through April 30, features a $10,000 prize purse with every participating angler entered into a raffle with a chance to earn a cash reward.
Date: 2/23/2024
Access to the Upper Hermosa Creek Trailhead will be limited to foot and bike traffic only when accessing the trailhead from U.S. Highway 550. Construction is part of the Hermosa Creek Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction effort.
Date: 2/11/2024
One delegate is needed to represent each of the following interest areas: anglers commercial permittees private boaters environmental interests water users county/municipal government organizations river-front property owners and outdoor recreation/other.
Date: 2/6/2024
Water levels to decrease during construction. Repairs to a concrete structure in the afterbay at Pole Hill Powerplant, west of Carter Lake in Larimer County, will occur from January through March 2024.
Date: 1/31/2024
The agenda includes an update on the current legislative session from CPW Legislative Analyst Sarah Hamming, an update on the Western Slope Mountain Lion Plan from senior wildlife biologist Jamin Grigg as well as updates from CPW staff involved in the working groups discussing the hunting draw process and Big Game Season Structure.
Date: 1/31/2024
Algae blooms are common when temperatures rise, usually in late summer. CPW monitors the reservoir closely, taking weekly water samples during the summer months to check for elevated toxicity.
Date: 1/30/2024
Larimer County announces 2024 Small Grant Program recipients to support underrepresented youth and adults accessing the outdoors, nature-based workshops, and school gardens among others
Date: 1/26/2024
Closure Jan. 29 through March 4 due to construction
Date: 1/24/2024
The road was closed for eight months due to heavy damage sustained by storms in May
Date: 1/17/2024
The CPW/GOCO Outdoor Regional Partnerships Initiative funds regional coalitions that bring broad interests together to ensure that Colorado's lands and waters thrive to sustain healthy wildlife and treasured outdoor recreation opportunities
Date: 1/9/2024
All who attend in person will be able to nominate and vote on a new caucus delegate. Caucus is scheduled at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31
Date: 12/22/2023
Aquatic biologists hope to create a new self-sustaining population of Rio Grande chub and sucker in Big Spring Creek on Medano Ranch, a new acquisition from The Nature Conservancy
Date: 12/20/2023
Tournament is sponsored by CPW in an effort to reduce the population of lake trout 24 inches in length and smaller. Previous tournaments were held in 2020 and 2021.
Date: 12/15/2023
The 2024 round of funding opportunities for the Fishing is Fun Grant Program has begun. Completed application forms must be submitted by Feb. 15, 2024
Date: 12/4/2023
Hazardous winter weather conditions complicated efforts by rescuers for capsized kayaker December 3.
Date: 11/30/2023
Wyoming Master Anglers, open to all Wyoming anglers, Resident and Nonresident, must catch at least one fish species of qualifying length, Trophy Anglers must catch at least five species and Ultimate Anglers must catch at least ten species.
Date: 11/20/2023
CPW to offer free entry to all Colorado state parks on Fresh Air Friday
Date: 11/17/2023
Closure lifted, final clean-up work along the banks should be done by Nov. 23
Date: 11/14/2023
One permit will be for the Bear Lake Road Corridor from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The second permit will be for the "rest of the park," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservation cost will be $2.
Date: 11/10/2023
Negotiations for a new lease have been ongoing for months, but the renewed lease was not finalized before the previous agreement expired on October 31
Date: 11/7/2023
Veterans and military members, residents and nonresidents, can visit any Colorado state park for free by showing proof of military service.
Date: 11/1/2023
CPW will end the emergency salvage regulation November 3. CPW will apply copper-based molluscicide to the lake. Effective November 3 Highline Lake will close to fishing until further notice.
Date: 11/1/2023
New law will require boaters 14-17 to take a boat safety class before they can legally operate a vessel on state waters. New law applies to motor boats and personal watercraft (such as jet skis) or sailboats
Date: 10/29/2023
Paonia State Park will consider closing its boat ramp at Paonia Reservoir to motorized vessels on Tuesdays in future summers, and public feedback is needed in the decision-making process.
Date: 10/17/2023
To facilitate annual maintenance, water that normally feeds the toilet bowl will be re-routed, leaving the large fish in the pool isolated and stressed while the work is ongoing.
Date: 10/12/2023
CPW is announcing Highline Lake will be closed to all motorized boating for the 2024 boating season. Emergency fish salvage effective Monday, Oct. 9, is in place at Highline Lake until further notice.
Date: 10/9/2023
The meeting will begin with a presentation covering past and present data to provide anglers with an understanding of the current status of the sport fisheries in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Date: 10/6/2023
One year after discovering zebra mussels at Highline Lake State Park, Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff found additional zebra mussels
Date: 10/3/2023
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will dredge the Huck Finn Pond behind the Durango Fish Hatchery beginning the week of Oct. 16
Date: 9/19/2023
Rusty crayfish were first discovered in Yampa River and Catamount Reservoir in 2009. Rusty crayfish are believed to have been illegally introduced to Colorado by anglers as bait.
Date: 8/28/2023
CPW recently submitted fish from Ridgway Reservoir and the San Miguel River to be analyzed for metal contaminations. The results showed fish from these bodies of water are safe to eat as long as people follow statewide fish consumption guidelines.
Date: 8/28/2023
CPW will continue to manage John Martin Reservoir State Park, which is operated under a separate agreement with the Corps
Date: 8/24/2023
Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is celebrating 30 years of National Public Lands Day with events in September and October including Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake Litter Cleanups
Date: 8/22/2023
CPW's water quality team will discuss the history behind current water temperature standards and explain the reasons it wants to adjust the standards. The proposed standards would not allow warming of the river beyond historical levels and will protect the existing cold-water fishery.
Date: 8/17/2023
Out of abundance of caution, CPW has closed the water to all activity except fishing to prevent the risk of exposure to humans and their pets
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