State ready for wolves to start moving in

RBC I Due to a recent increase in unconfirmed sightings and reports of wolves in Colorado, in addition to confirmed sightings over the past several years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say it is increasingly likely that the growing wolf populations and range in nearby states will eventually expand across state lines.

CPW: Fee increases needed to maintain and improve programs, services

RBC I Representatives of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) held a briefing in Meeker on Monday night to present and discuss the division’s projected funding needs and ask for public comment Speaking for CPW were Meeker area wildlife manager Bill deVergie and Northwest Regional assistant manager Dean Riggs from Grand Junction. Meeker area outfitter and […]

Volunteers sought to work on trails

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help maintain trails at State Forest State Park near Walden and earn one free night of camping in one of the most scenic parks in Colorado. Volunteers can choose between July 30 or Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

CPW to talk sustainability with public Monday; fee hikes on agenda

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking sportsmen’s input on funding the future of wildlife management and conservation in Colorado.

CPW will hold free family Cast and Blast this Saturday in Craig

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association, Safari Club International and the Wyman Museum, will host a free family Cast and Blast on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wyman Museum in Craig.

Local hunters and anglers sought for Grand Junction roundtable on July 13

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters and anglers or anyone who wants their voice heard regarding wildlife issues to attend the next NW Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus, to be held in Grand Junction on July 13 at Colorado Mesa University, Meyer Ballroom in the University Center, 1455 North 12th St.

CPW Commission meets in Meeker today, Friday

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RBC I The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet at the Freeman E. Fairfield Center, 200 Main St. in Meeker today and Friday.

A crowd at fishing day …

The hills were alive on Tuesday morning with the buzz of this plane making the rounds around Meeker and dropping fairly low when possible as pilot Lanny Coulter of Coulter Aviation applies mosquito repellant to the properties around Meeker. The spray keeps the number of mosquitos down but also may help to prevent the spread of the West Nile Virus into Rio Blanco County.

Meeker’s annual family free-fishing day was a huge success as close to 200 men, women and mostly children took part in the fishing event Friday at Meeker’s Circle Park, located across the bridge from Meeker Town Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked the pond with 300 fish for the event and assisted the boys, girls […]

State parks and libraries team up to provide greater access

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State Library, announced Tuesday the expansion of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program to 287 libraries statewide.

Success of area youth turkey hunt due to great partners and mentors

Three Colorado youth participants pose together during their youth turkey hunt in Northwest Colorado, organized by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. From let to right are: 12-year-old Jordan Breck of Grand Junction, 8-year-old Peter McDonald of Fort Collins and 10-year-old Judd Harvey of Meeker.

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s long-running efforts to help youths experience the joys of hunting continued this spring as CPW District Wildlife Managers Mike Swaro of Craig and Bailey Franklin of Meeker, along with fellow officers and volunteers, all took time from busy schedules to give seven lucky young hunters memories they will not […]

Free fishing, movie Friday

MEEKER I Friday will be Youth Fishing Day in Meeker followed by Movie Under the Stars, all free and all held at Meeker’s Circle Park, across the bridge from Meeker Town Park.

Hunter education opt-out available; apprentice licenses available

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife now offers apprentice licenses and hunter education test-out options. The changes, now in effect, are intended to encourage people to get active in the outdoors and interested in hunting.