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Date: 12/31/2008
The Habitat Partnership Program State Council has awarded $500,000 to fund two habitat improvement projects.
Date: 12/30/2008
Colorado State Parks worked with a 33-member steering committee to develop the 2008-2012 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
Date: 12/29/2008
On Lake John, limits of football-shaped 17 inch trout have been common.
Date: 12/27/2008
Ice fishermen can spice up a day on the hard water with an element of competition and the chance of winning some attractive prizes.
Date: 12/23/2008
Residents are disappointed, upset by decision not to allow kayaks or canoes.
Date: 12/22/2008
In spite of howling winds, fishing has remained fair to good for those willing to move around a bit and vary their presentaions.
Date: 12/19/2008
Sen. Ken Salazar accepted the President's Award of Merit Friday for his years of advocacy for the Land and Water Conservation Fund's Stateside Grants Program.
Date: 12/18/2008
Road Canyon Reservoir has two solar powere aeration systems to aide in keeping trout alive throughout the winter.
Date: 12/18/2008
Colorado State University fisheries graduate student, W. Carly Saunders receives $2,000 fellowship.
Date: 12/14/2008
Fishers are finding most areas have 5-6 inches of ice and a variety of offerings are working to produce fish to 25 inches.
Date: 12/11/2008
The Grand Slam Tournament will be held on Jan. 10, 2009, the South Park Ice Masters on Feb. 7, 2009 and Marina March Madness on March 7, 2009.
Date: 12/10/2008
The CDOW is hosting a meeting to help concerned citizens get answers to questions about drilling activity on Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area.
Date: 12/8/2008
Winter weather, including ice, has closed Barr Lake boating.
Date: 12/2/2008
Spinney Mountain State Park officially closed for the season at sunset on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
Date: 11/26/2008
Eleven Mile and Spinney reservoirs were closed to boating Wednesday due to freezing brought on by winter cold snap.
Date: 11/24/2008
Most state parks will be closed to boating for the winter starting December 1, 2008, which includes trailered boats and hand-carried boats, such as rafts, kayaks, canoes and other personal watercraft.
Date: 11/24/2008
Most people who've ever watched one of those fishing shows on TV believe they could do one, but few ever get off the couch to do it. Chad LaChance actually did it.
Date: 11/22/2008
Commissioner Dennis Buechler will meet with the public 4:30 Wednesday, December 3 at CDOW headquarters, 6060 Broadway, Denver.
Date: 11/21/2008
The City of Northglenn celebrated the opening of the Croke Reservoir Nature Area yesterday at 3 p.m.
Date: 11/19/2008
Annual licenses will no longer expire on January 1.
Date: 11/19/2008
Live in the Denver Metro area? Plan to join the NE Sportsman's Advisory group at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, December 3 in the Bighorn Room at the DOW headquarters (6060 Broadway, Denver).
Date: 11/17/2008
Whitefish, a Colorado native fish species received some much-needed protection from Colorado's Wildlife Commission.
Date: 11/14/2008
The Colorado Wildlife Commission approved regulations for the 2009 fishing and turkey hunting seasons with minimal changes.
Date: 11/13/2008
The parcel remains private, and provides year-round public access for wildlife recreation including hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing.
Date: 11/11/2008
About the only thing more secretive than a mackinaw is a mackinaw fisherman.
Date: 11/6/2008
The commission will adopt final fishing regulations for the upcoming calendar year, as well numberous hunting regulations.
Date: 11/5/2008
Boat ramps at Williams Fork and Wolford Mountain reservoirs in Grand County have closed for the season,
Date: 11/5/2008
Learn more about Colorado's wildlife issues at southeast region's Sportsman's Advisory Group Meeting.
Date: 10/21/2008
A forestry project that will help manage the mountain pine beetle epidemic and to protect park visitors from the potential hazards posed by dying and dead trees has closed campgrounds for the season.
Date: 10/19/2008
Schedule for fall 2008 boat ramp closures at Denver Water Facilities
Date: 10/17/2008
Date: 10/10/2008
Commissioners Crawford and Coors to discuss local and state wildlife issues, and also want to hear of any concerns or questions from the public.
Date: 10/9/2008
A State initiative to gather more information on the presence of aquatic invasive species in Colorado confirmed the presence of quagga mussel larvae in Jumbo Reservoir in Logan County, and Tarryall Reservoir in Park County.
Date: 9/28/2008
Zebra and quagga mussels are confirmed present in Grand Lake, while only quagga mussels have been found at Willow Creek, Shadow Mountain and Lake Granby.
Date: 9/22/2008
All participants will be teamed with a Professional fly fisherman for a day of fishing on the urban South Platte River in and around Denver.
Date: 9/16/2008
September 27 is a day that we can all chip in and show support for our state parks.
Date: 9/16/2008
Wildlife crimes come in all shapes and sizes; including taking more fish than allowed
Date: 9/15/2008
Lose your hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado and you will also lose them in Alaska and 28 other states.
Date: 9/10/2008
Rafters, anglers, irrigators, municipalities and citizens are being urged to make their voices heard.
Date: 9/9/2008
In addition to addressing hunting issues the Commision will consider a possession limit on Mountain whitefish on the upper portion of the Yampa River
Date: 9/8/2008
Robert Streeter, newly appointed Wildlife Commissioner will hold a public meeting in Greeley.
Date: 9/5/2008
Impoundments create “stepping-stone habitats” for invasive species to sneak into natural lakes.
Date: 9/4/2008
Colorado River will benefit from release of "extra" water in September.
Date: 8/28/2008
Delegates to the Democratic National Convention pull out noxious weeds and pick up trash at Cherry Creek State Park.
Date: 8/25/2008
The 9th Annual Serious Fishermen Team Pike Tournament is at Eleven Mile State Park on Saturday, Sept. 6
Date: 8/18/2008
HUNTERS FOR HABITAT POSTPONED IN AN EFFORT TO COLLECT MORE ITEMS - Guided Fishing Trip among Various Prizes Awarded Day of the Event
Date: 8/13/2008
On Friday, August 15, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, will begin boat inspections for weekend boaters at Lake Granby in Grand County.
Date: 8/11/2008
Much to their surprise, anglers are hauling in the makings of a fish fry — perch — at Ruedi Reservoir of late.
Date: 8/6/2008
One of the few public access points to the White River just upstream of Meeker is going away.
Date: 8/5/2008
New law makes paddlers susceptible to Boating Under the Influence (BUI) charge
Date: 8/4/2008
Coloradans interested in increasing access to the state’s waterways would do well to watch closely a recent ruling by the Utah Supreme Court that allows public access on streams cutting through private property.
Date: 8/1/2008
Visitors to the 42 Colorado State Parks will receive free admission on Monday, Aug. 4
Date: 8/1/2008
Water will start to fill Croke Reservoir by the end of September and the nature area will be reopened to the public by mid-fall.
Date: 8/1/2008
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has initiated a boat inspection procedure at Tarryall Reservoir .
Date: 7/30/2008
At least one question surrounding a boat ramp at future Lake Nighthorse has been answered: who will build it.
Date: 7/25/2008
Veteran Colorado angler Dave Coulson will take over as State Editor of beginning Aug. 1
Date: 7/16/2008
Colorado State Parks announces the release of the draft 2008 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for public review and comment.
Date: 7/16/2008
Two important fisheries in southeast Colorado have more water this year
Date: 7/15/2008
A State and Federal initiative to gather more information on the presence of invasive mussels in Colorado confirmed the detection of quagga mussel larvae in Lake Granby in July.
Date: 7/11/2008
The Colorado Wildlife Commission voted to adopt a season-year Small Game and Fishing license in place of the current calendar-year license.
Date: 7/9/2008
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and Denver Water are pleased to announce the return of trailered boat use at Antero Reservoir.
Date: 7/3/2008
DOW wildlife managers are asking residents and vacationers to take extra care to avoid attracting hungry bears to homes, cabins, campgrounds and picnic areas.
Date: 6/20/2008
Extremely dry conditions in southeastern Colorado have prompted the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) to remind campers that where local fire restrictions are in effect they include DOW State Wildlife Areas.
Date: 6/19/2008
Spring runoff has peaked in some areas and still on the rise in others. Here's the latest from the USBR.
Date: 6/18/2008
With the awakening of bears across Colorado, comes a new suite of tools available to the public from the Division of Wildlife
Date: 6/6/2008
The Arkansas River within Lake Pueblo State Park from Pueblo Dam to the Valco Ponds parking lot will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to all boating, rafting and tubing on Monday, June 16 through Wednesday, June 18 due to electrical utility construction across the river.
Date: 5/22/2008
The intent of the meeting is to listen to and record comments made by the public.
Date: 5/15/2008
AFFTA and ISE Announce Partnership to Promote Fly Fishing in Key Western Markets
Date: 5/14/2008
The North Shore Boat Ramp at Eleven Mile State Park will open to boating for the season at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 17
Date: 5/12/2008
Boating at Eleven Mile State Park will have a delayed opening while Colorado State Parks and Denver Water work together to put in place boater education and inspections of all trailered watercraft for zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species.
Date: 5/10/2008
After a record breaking snowfall this winter in the Steamboat Springs area, the ice has finally melted away and the reservoir at Stagecoach State Park is open to boating.
Date: 5/9/2008
Boating at Eleven Mile State Park will have a delayed opening
Date: 5/9/2008
The new and improved boat ramp at Nee Gronda Reservoir at the Queens State Wildlife Area in Kiowa County is open for use.
Date: 5/8/2008
It has been a long winter, but the last pieces of ice are finally small enough for the lake to be open for boating.
Date: 5/7/2008
Elkhead Reservoir is open for boating with both the east and west ramps open and the dock in place.
Date: 5/7/2008
Every year biologists find more evidence of non-native frogs replacing Colorado's native frogs.
Date: 5/6/2008
The festival, a popular medium for interactive education in water conservation, teaches the water cycle, ground water, non-point-source pollution, irrigation, water sources and uses and other important water related topics.
Date: 5/2/2008
In response to the detection of zebra mussels at a front-range Colorado reservoir (Pueblo), Denver Water has temporarily closed Antero Reservoir to boating.
Date: 5/1/2008
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host an Angler's Roundtable in Dolores, 6:30 p.m., May 5
Date: 4/29/2008
The Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet in Grand Junction beginning Wednesday, April 30 to discuss House Bill 1298 Rules and Process.
Date: 4/25/2008
Spinney Mountain State Park will open to shore fishermen and boats on Wednesday, April 30
Date: 4/25/2008
Early Settler's Campground will not be open to the public until May 21 due to lingering heavy snow pack
Date: 4/24/2008
While the ice is gone from many lakes and reservoirs, and many others are showing signs of the spring thaw, ice-out on many key waters still is days or weeks away.
Date: 4/24/2008
Colorado Division of Wildlife has stocked sterile walleye in Puett and Narraguinnep reservoirs near Cortez.
Date: 4/24/2008
Denver Water’s summer watering rules take effect May 1, and this year the utility will be stepping up enforcement with roving water monitors.
Date: 4/22/2008
In a cooperative effort benefitting the Arkansas River fishery, releases from Twin Lakes Reservoir were reduced on April 15
Date: 4/17/2008
Study claims it's not the young ones that should be thrown back, but the larger, older fish that should be spared.
Date: 4/15/2008
The pests filter out nutrients other aquatic wildlife need.
Date: 4/15/2008
Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) researchers are working with the energy industry and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to study ways to reduce and mitigate the impacts that thousands of gas wells may have in the Piceance Basin.
Date: 4/15/2008
DOW will begin restocking Pastorius Reservoir after severe winter conditions caused a significant die-off of fish.
Date: 4/15/2008
It's that time of year when Colorado's bears emerge from hibernation. Male bears come out first. Depending on the weather and elevation, they start coming out in early to mid-April.
Date: 4/9/2008
Effective immediately, there are new procedures for recreation on Standley Lake to prevent the introduction of destructive aquatic invasive species identified as zebra mussels.
Date: 4/9/2008
Owners and operators of ALL watercraft, including belly boats, kayaks and sailboats will be interviewed by an Aurora Park Ranger before they will be allowed to launch their watercraft.
Date: 4/7/2008
Proposal would restock native trout population, kill off invaders
Date: 3/31/2008
The regional manager directs the region’s field operations, which include public contacts and field response, customer service, human-wildlife conflict management, and law enforcement.
Date: 3/24/2008
The Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting concerning the proposed Woods Lake native fish restoration project, 6-8 p.m., April 10 at the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride.
Date: 3/20/2008
Measure specifies that DOW officers along with other state law enforcement officers will now be able to enforce motorized vehicle restrictions on public lands.
Date: 3/14/2008
Water level lowered on Stalker Lake for required maintenance of the dam
Date: 3/7/2008
The boat ramp at Navajo State Park (CO) will be closed this weekend for repairs.
Date: 3/7/2008
Barr Lake State Park is now open for boating on the north side of the lake.
Date: 3/6/2008
Colorado State Parks to Initiate Boat Inspections
Date: 3/5/2008
As of March 5, Boyd Lake is open for boating
Date: 3/4/2008
Colorado snowpack is above normal but officials keep an eye on reservoir and snow levels and urge water conservation.
Date: 3/2/2008
On Thursday, March 6, Reclamation is hosting a public open house to introduce a new environmental review and public scoping process.
Date: 2/24/2008
Its potential as a source of water independent from the Denver Water Board, however, makes the small lake too valuable to be left in an underdeveloped state.
Date: 2/22/2008
Colorado State Parks board members approved a statewide mandatory boat inspection program Friday to protect Colorado waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS), including the zebra mussels, which was discovered at Lake Pueblo.
Date: 2/5/2008
Roy McAnally of Craig and Tom Burke of Grand Junction are planning a public meeting in Glenwood Springs
Date: 2/1/2008
The orientation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rifle Fire District Conference Room C,
Date: 2/1/2008
New strains of rainbows have reproduced naturally in the Gunnison River and in ponds located along the Frying Pan River near Basalt.
Date: 1/29/2008
Fly-fishing bass tournament in Arizona April 4th and 5th
Date: 1/26/2008
DOW to plow a portion of the snow on Antero Reservoir in an effort to prevent or reduce a reservoir-wide fish kill.
Date: 1/18/2008
Recent sampling efforts detected the presence zebra mussels at Lake Pueblo State Park
Date: 1/17/2008
The ice is solid, the fish are hungry and the Rifle Gap Reservoir is primed for the 10th annual Rifle Gap Ice Fishing Tournament this weekend.
Date: 1/10/2008
Recent suspicious activity on the Dillon Dam Road has prompted Denver Water and Summit County officials to close public access to the road until further notice.
Date: 1/9/2008
The orientation January 19 will highlight different volunteer opportunities available for 2008
Date: 1/2/2008
As ice-fishing season gets under way, parks officials urge safety precautions
Date: 1/1/2008
"If you get out on the ice," he said, pointing to the west, "you should stay away from that inlet area."
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