Colorado

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…

Fall Colors Prompt Gold Rush in Colorado

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises residents to rush for the gold — and red, yellow, orange and brown — in one of Colorado’s 42 state parks this month. Fall is officially here and Colorado state parks provide some of the Centennial State’s best showcases for changing nature. Fall means dramatic changes to aspen…

SUPPORT NATIONAL BAT WEEK

DENVER – National Bat Week, a campaign to inspire Americans to help protect bats, kicks off Oct. 26. This initiative is important to Colorado, home of 18 species of bats, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) who is monitoring bat hibernation sites this winter for the effects of White-nose Syndrome (WNS). “Bats are an important…

New Santa’s Sleigh Ride at the North Pole

Jolly Santa and his elves have been working since the day after Christmas to build the new “Santa’s Sleigh Ride”: a Soaring Eagle Zip Line, complete with a custom sleigh.  Seated side-by-side, riders can experience the same thrill Santa does each Christmas Eve, as he soars over rooftops.  The e zip line pulls you up and back at…

COLORADO PARKS AND WILDLIFE’S WEEKLY FISHING REPORT RETURNS

DENVER – Spring is here and the rivers and lakes are calling. Anglers have started to flock to Colorado’s waters to take advantage of the year’s best fishing conditions and each week Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be putting out a statewide fishing report to help make sure they’re successful. The report will include current…

CABELA’S COLORADO CLASSIC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT AT ELEVEN MILE

LAKE GEORGE, Colo. – The 2014 Cabela’s Colorado Classic Ice Fishing Tournament series is in full swing at Eleven Mile State Park.  The first event of the three ice fishing contests in the series was the Grand Slam held on January 11th.  Cash prizes were awarded for 1st through 8th place for each of three…

Mass Shooting at Aurora Theater

This morning at about 12:00 a.m. a shooting took place at Century 16 Theaters in Aurora Colorado as audience members watched the premier of Batman Dark Knight.  Several people have been killed and many injured. Police now say 12 are dead and 38 injured.  Among those injured was a three month old.  One person has been taken…

Visit National Parks for Free April 21 – 29

Visit one of America’s NATIONAL PARKS this April 21 – 29 as America celebrates National Park Week –– a chance to hike, learn, share, and give back in the nation’s 397 national parks. Celebrate what we all have inherited as Americans – 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural…

Colorado State Minimum Wage to Increase In 2012

The Colorado state Minimum Wage will increase to $7.64 per hour from the current $7.36 per hour starting on January 1, 2012. If an employee is covered by federal and Colorado state minimum wage laws, the employer must pay the higher minimum wage.  Article XVIII, Section 15, of the Colorado Constitution, requires the  Colorado Minimum…

FATHER OF MISSING MAN ASKS HUNTERS FOR HELP

VAIL, Colo. – Hunters and hikers who are planning to hike in and around the Holy Cross Wilderness Area of the White River National Forest are asked to be on the lookout for evidence that may help authorities discover the fate of a Chicago man who has been missing since last fall. On Oct. 3,…