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Date: 7/2/2020
Boaters heading out onto Colorado waters this weekend will see additional Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers enforcing boating under the influence (BUI) laws
Date: 7/2/2020
Since early March, many of us have adapted to life in the “new normal” as each day brings updated developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 7/2/2020
On June 30, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials were met with a blizzard and 34-degree temperatures at Zimmerman Lake while conducting its greenback cutthroat trout spawning operation
Date: 6/30/2020
Funding recipients include projects in the San Luis Valley, on the Yampa and Crystal rivers, and in the northern Front Range in Denver and Mead.
Date: 6/30/2020
Big prizes beckon smallmouth bass anglers to Ridgway State Park tournament
Date: 6/30/2020
Bill provides $1 million to CPW to develop the 19,200 acres surrounding Fishers Peak near Trinidad in Colorado's next state park.
Date: 6/29/2020
Requires all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by CPW. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020.
Date: 6/22/2020
Since late May, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated several elk and moose conflicts resulting in injuries to both people and dogs
Date: 6/18/2020
The resolution, presented to the CPW Commission by Outgoing Chairwoman Michelle Zimmerman, supported full funding of the LWCF, federal funding
Date: 6/14/2020
CPW will develop trails and infrastructure on the 19,600-acre property that features Fishers Peak near Trinidad
Date: 6/14/2020
Two swimmers in the water had fallen off an innertube.When the individuals fell off the innertube, they began to drift away from it in the strong winds.
Date: 6/5/2020
Offices will limit public access to the front counter areas and only offer CPW products for sale (licenses, passes, registrations, etc.).
Date: 6/4/2020
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 and adjourn at 5 p.m. The commission will reconvene at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 12 and adjourn at 11 a.m.
Date: 6/3/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the National Park Service are working to restore the Rio Grande cutthroat trout to its native waters.
Date: 5/27/2020
By Darcy Mount Eleven Mile State Park Manager A crowded boat ramp, with lots of people waiting to load, is not the time to teach a novice how to back into a lake
Date: 5/22/2020
Colorado DNR and CPW want to remind Coloradans to recreate responsibly and stay close to home
Date: 5/22/2020
Fish hold a unique genetic marker goes back nearly 150 years, biologists in Durango have spawned a new lineage from trout rescued from a remote stream during the 416 Fire in 2018
Date: 5/21/2020
CPW reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19.
Date: 5/21/2020
Camping at Jumbo Reservoir State Wildlife Area is closed but day-use recreation for fishing and boating is open to the public.
Date: 5/20/2020
Due June 15, The East Slope Angler Representative must (1) be a Colorado Resident and (2) purchase a fishing license on a regular basis in Colorado.
Date: 5/20/2020
Big Thompson Parks are now fully reopened including the restored Forks Park, which was destroyed in the flood of 2013.
Date: 5/14/2020
There have been concerns expressed about warm-water fish populations in Colorado after CPW’s annual walleye spawn was aborted due to the need for social distancing in the face of the COVID-19 virus.
Date: 5/14/2020
The acquisition is especially significant as Coloradans prepare to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day on Saturday, May 16.
Date: 5/12/2020
Cabins, yurts, tipis, group facilities, and other reservable day-use facilities remain closed until further notice.
Date: 5/11/2020
Colorado Governor Jared Polis indicated Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working to reopen campgrounds at its state parks May 12
Date: 5/6/2020
CPW is working with federal and local municipal partners as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to determine a timeline for camping.
Date: 5/1/2020
By policy, state wildlife areas are acquired with hunter and angler dollars, and are intended specifically to provide wildlife habitat and wildlife-related recreation,
Date: 4/23/2020
The meeting will be streamed live on CPW’s YouTube page. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on April 30.
Date: 4/17/2020
With the current health situation, CPW suggests fishing close to home and practicing social distancing while enjoying our exceptional aquatic resources.
Date: 4/15/2020
Park rangers are seeing a rise in multiple, non-family units getting out on boats in close proximity at the state parks that have lakes.
Date: 4/14/2020
CPW reminds those looking for recreational activities to stay close to home and to know the local county and municipal restrictions on travel and access before heading out.
Date: 4/13/2020
TRINIDAD, Colo. – Divers recovered a body in the water at North Lake State Wildlife Area west of Trinidad on Wednesday following a three-day search triggered by reports of a man who went missing after his kayak capsized.
Date: 4/11/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be resuming staffing entrance stations during high use times at both Cherry Creek and Chatfield State Parks.
Date: 4/7/2020
In response to the increasing demand for water due to the rapid population growth in Colorado, the Corps determined that Chatfield Reservoir could accommodate an additional 20,600 acre-feet of water storage, or about a 12-foot vertical change from the existing operational pool
Date: 4/7/2020
In response to the increasing demand for water due to the rapid population growth in Colorado, the Corps determined that Chatfield Reservoir could accommodate an additional 20,600 acre-feet of water storage, or about a 12-foot vertical change from the existing operational pool
Date: 4/3/2020
2020 Fishing Season Opening Postponed at the Rocky Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado
Date: 4/2/2020
The Vail Valley Foundation announced the postponement of the annual mountain sports, music and lifestyle event until Aug. 20-23.
Date: 4/1/2020
These reports are false, and appear to have increased based on today being April Fool’s Day. Do not share your personal information with anyone calling to provide refunds.
Date: 4/1/2020
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many local and federal waters are postponing opening to boating and ANS inspections at this time.
Date: 4/1/2020
These extended expiration dates are intended to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the need for public travel and in-person interactions at CPW offices
Date: 3/30/2020
ASA is working with states to have recreational fishing-related businesses be considered “essential” and therefore allowed to remain open
Date: 3/25/2020
Does not mean Colorado’s robust walleye populations will dwindle.
Date: 3/24/2020
A mountain lion and two skunks have tested positive for rabies in Larimer County this year to date.
Date: 3/23/2020
Colorado Parks and Wildlife promotes outdoor health benefits and trail safety etiquette during COVID-19 pandemic
Date: 3/22/2020
Colorado State Parks to Remain open, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife Offices and Visitor Centers Limiting Most Public Access Effective Friday, March 20
Date: 3/11/2020
The east boat ramp will be open for ANS inspections 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the month of March. In April, it will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and in May 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Date: 3/6/2020
Boyd Lake opens to boating other boat ramps, campgrounds opening soon across Northeast Region
Date: 3/5/2020
A variety of jobs are available, including seasonal ranger, visitor services, interpreter/education specialist and maintenance. Most jobs start in May and continue into September.
Date: 3/5/2020
From “Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson” by Travis Duncan
Date: 3/5/2020
Burning operations will occur as weather conditions permit and could begin around the middle of March.