Outdoors

Give a Gift to the El Paso County Nature Centers

Meet siblings Ashley and Tyler Hamlin, Fountain Creek Nature Center campers and volunteers. In discussing his experiences at nature camp, Tyler explains, “Through playing camp games like Ninja, Camouflage, and Fire in the Forest we made friends and learned to enjoy nature and animals too. Magic spot taught us to sit still and give our…

First Day’ Hike Mueller State Park Adventures

DIVIDE, Colo. – The folks at Mueller State Park like to start each new year on the right foot. And the left foot. One after the other. In other words, they like to hike the 44 miles of trails that crisscross the park’s 5,121 acres of meadows and forests. And it has become a New…

Woman Catches State Record Arctic Char in Dillon Reservoir

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo.- One of the largest reservoirs in Colorado has produced a new state record arctic char, caught by a vacationing physician from Virginia, Nov. 6. Dr. Lindsay Regali of Charlottesville had been taking in the sights and enjoying a chilly day of fishing at altitude in Dillon Reservoir with her husband Luke Newcomb…

Colorado Plan for Desert Bighorns

MONTROSE, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is developing a new management plan for desert bighorn sheep in western Colorado and is inviting anyone interested to provide input. The management plan includes areas near the Dolores River in Montezuma, Montrose, San Miguel and Dolores counties. CPW biologists estimate that about 175 desert bighorns inhabit this…

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…