Outdoors

Rabid Skunk Found South of Colorado Springs Airport

El Paso County, Colorado – El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies after a skunk found south of the Colorado Springs Airport has tested positive for rabies.  This is the fifteenth confirmed rabid animal (8 skunks, 7 bats) in El Paso County in 2017…

Bike Your Park Day at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It will be a two-wheeled extravaganza Sept. 30 when Cheyenne Mountain State Park (CMSP) hosts “Bike Your Park Day” with a bike expo, guided rides and workshops as part of a national celebration of the joys of bicycling in parks and public lands. The public is invited as CMSP partners with…

Fishing is Fun Grants Awarded in Colorado

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $400,000 to nine Fishing is Fun projects, all geared to improve angling opportunities in the state of Colorado. The approved projects include improved access, habitat restoration, lake renovation, new piers and new ponds. “Colorado has world-class fisheries and angling opportunities, and maintaining and increasing access to those resources…

Fountain Valley 5K Color Run on Saturday

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s Second Annual Inaugural 5 K Colorado Run in Fountain, Colorado on September 2nd starting at 8:00 am.  The 5 K run till take place at John Metcalfe Park located at 704 E. Ohio Avenue. Registration includes a t-shirt, race entry and a swag bag. For more information…

Free Admission for Military to all State Parks in August

Colorado – Free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Active duty and veterans are admitted free to Colorado State Parks. The military member or veteran must show proof of military service (photo ID, DD-214, VA medical card) and obtain the free pass from any Colorado State park or CPW office. Military member…

Hawk to be Released by Lucky Visitor at Cheyenne Mountain SP

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Birds of prey will be celebrated and a lucky visitor will get to release a rehabilitated red-tailed hawk in a special event scheduled for 2 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The park is partnering with the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo to offer visitors an intimate…

Buy 3D Archery Permit at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As hunting season fast approaches, archers needing to practice their skills are encouraged to visit Cheyenne Mountain State Park and its state-of-the-art archery range. The park’s archery range is located on Pines Oaks Road, which is two miles south of the park’s main entrance off Colorado Highway 115. It is the…

Fountain Creek Nature Center 25th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate with Water Magic Shows, bug sweeps, pond critters, special dignitaries, cake and more! FREE! Date: July 29, 2 017 Time: 10 am – 2 pm Location: Fountain Creek Nature Center Cost: FRee

New Fire Engines for Wildfires in Colorado

Colorado – The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control will unveil their newest fire engines on Thursday, July 13th in Denver, Colorado.  Equipped with a 600-gallon water tank and 500-gallon-per-minute pump, four-wheel drive, and the ability to seat 4 firefighters, these new engines are one of many tools that DFPC can deploy to help…

Missing Fisherman in Lake Pueblo

PUEBLO, Colo. – Officials from several area agencies were searching Lake Pueblo on Sunday for a man who went missing while fishing from the north shore in the State Wildlife Area. Witnesses called 9-1-1 at 7:11 a.m., Sunday, after reportedly seeing a 65-year-old Pueblo West man enter the water in an effort to retrieve his fishing…