Colorado Library Project Wins Award

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife was honored to accept the 2016 Library Project of the Year award on Oct. 21 from the Colorado Association of Libraries. CPW was recognized for the Check Out Colorado State Parks program, which allows Colorado library users to check out Colorado state parks passes. The award recognizes “a creative…

Moose Killed in Teller County

  DIVIDE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for any information to shed light on a poaching incident that happened northwest of Divide, Colo., sometime between Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday morning, Oct. 30. District Wildlife Managers responded to a report of a dead bull moose off of county road 3, where they…

Give Wildlife a Break

Colorado – With warm weather now behind us for the year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to take down equipment and yard toys that cause problems for wildlife. Recently in Durango, a young buck deer became tangled in a hammock which broke off an antler and part of its skull. A resident reported seeing…

Youth Basketball Registration Now Open in Widefield

Registration is now open for youth basketball at Widefield Parks & Recreation.  Leagues are available for 1st through 6th graders.  There will be a total of seven games per team played on Saturdays and or weeknights.  Fee to register is $40.  Lots of fun for the kids.   Go to our website to sign your kids…

New Law for Snowmobile, OHV and Boat Owners

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile that after Jan. 1, 2017, a new regulation requires that the buyer demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration. If planning to purchase this…

Fishing Limits Lifted for Pikeview Reservoir

COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is lifting fishing bag and possession limits for Pikeview Reservoir effective immediately as part of an emergency fish salvage. Colorado Springs Utilities is lowering water levels in the reservoir (located near Garden of the Gods Rd., and Mark Dabling Blvd.) in order to unclog a partially clogged inlet…

5K Color Run in Fountain

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s First Annual Inaugural 5 K Colorado Run in Fountain, Colorado on September 3rd starting at 8:00 am.  The 5 K run till take place at John Metcalfe Park located at 704 E. Ohio Avenue. For more information contact the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce at (719)…

Rio Olympic Downtown Celebration

The Rio Olympic Downtown Celebration will celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Friday, August 5 from 5-10 p.m. downtown Colorado Springs. This celebration is a city-wide event that is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will feature live entertainment and food! Join four-time Olympic medalist Bruce Baumgartner in helping…

Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence Success

Littleton, Colo. – Marine law enforcement in Colorado scored another success with Operation Dry Water, the nationwide crackdown on people boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs. Agencies and organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and…

Check Out Colorado State Parks Program

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State Library announced the expansion of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program to 287 libraries statewide with a proclamation read by Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne today at the Denver Central Library. Check Out Colorado State Parks Program is…