Outdoors

Bear Attack in Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. –  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating a bear attack on a child in East Orchard Mesa, above the Colorado River corridor, in Grand Junction overnight.   The victim’s mother told CPW officers she heard screaming at approximately 2:30 a.m., Sunday morning. When she went outside to investigate, she witnessed a large…

Free Youth Fishing Derby!

Fountain, CO – Get outside and learn to fish at Willow Springs Ponds! This is a free fishing derby for children ages 5 to 15. Enjoy fishing demonstrations, fun prizes, and a hot dog lunch with Commissioner Gonzalez on the grill! Bring your own rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Sponsored by El Paso County Parks,…

Annual Golf Tournament

Colorado Springs, CO –  The Fountain Valley Scholars Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 23, 2018 at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course. This will be a four-person scramble that will begin at 8 a.m. Each year, the Fountain Valley Scholars committee holds a golf tournament at Cheyenne Shadows Golf Course on Fort Carson. This…

Beware of “River Bottles”, Notify Law Enforcement Immediately

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO. – Over the past week, residents of Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties have encountered an influx of bottles turning up on river banks. The bottles are similar in size to a water bottle but are easily recognizable as they have all been mostly encapsulated in duct tape. In most instances, the bottles…

Bighorn Sheep Rodeo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It didn’t look like the typical nitty gritty work of wildlife conservation. For a few chaotic minutes Monday, it looked like the “Bighorn Sheep Rodeo.” And it seemed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife wranglers were losing. But the tide turned quickly and soon the bucking bighorn sheep were subdued by about…

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…