Last in group of poachers severely punished

RBC I Nicholaus J. Rodgers, 32, of Medford, Ore., one of a group of outfitters working out of Mack, Colo., located just south of Rio Blanco County, who was involved in an extensive lion and bobcat poaching scheme in western Colorado and eastern Utah, has received his sentence in U.S. District Court in Denver.

Give moose plenty of space

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people to give wildlife plenty of room, especially when it comes to moose. The moose population is thriving in Colorado and as the number of moose rise, so does the chance for human interaction with them.

Turkey hunters got to hunt Meeker area

MEEKER I In what is now an established tradition in Meeker, local Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers and area landowners joined together April 10 to give a trio of young novices a few memories that will last a lifetime—a three day, high-quality turkey hunt on private land with education and mentoring provided by experienced wildlife […]

Be bear aware: State’s bear population is on the prowl

RBC I Colorado’s bears have awoken from their winter’s nap and are again active throughout the state, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren’t providing any food attractants around residences.

Harvey, Rifle Gap parks open

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife opened Harvey Gap and Rifle Gap state parks to boating on Wednesday. Water lovers are invited to enjoy two of the most popular parks in western Colorado, where people can fish, hike, bike and enjoy a variety of water-based outdoor recreation. Rifle Gap also offers a variety of camping […]

Colorado poaching proves costly to pair of hunters

DENVER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife has concluded a three-year poaching investigation involving a Kansas man who owns property in Teller County and his brother who resides in Pagosa Springs.

CPW offers another guided youth turkey hunt

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two more area young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land near Craig. Scheduled to take place the weekend of May 2-3, the hunt is made possible with the help and support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW […]

One dead following shooting in Dinosaur

DINOSAUR I On Monday afternoon, Highway 40 was closed in both directions approximately 8 miles east of Dinosaur in response to an officers-involved shooting incident that left a man dead.

CPW wants cut in bear population

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife held a meeting in Rangely on Feb. 1 to discuss the future of the thriving local bear population.

Land purchase expands Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker.



Time is right to make plans for spring and summer camping

RBC I The latest blast of cold and snow may place camping low on the New Year’s priority list. However, Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests now is the best time to plan a spring or summer getaway at Colorado State Parks.


Campground hosts sought

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting resident host applications for a variety of locations for the 2015 season.