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


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.

Excess snow takes toll on area’s elk and deer

RBC I As a flip on the last three years, when there was good snow, good forage and great calf and fawn survival, an abundance of snow this winter has done some harm to the elk and deer herds found in and around Rio Blanco County, according to the local area wildlife manager for Colorado […]

Michael Grady honored on retirement from the HPP

White River Habitat Partnership Program Committee Chairman Michael Grady is seen here receiving the Joe Gerrans Award during the Statewide HPP Conference in Denver. Grady is now retiring. From left to right are: HPP State Program Manager Pat Tucker, Linda Gerrans, widow of Joe Gerrans, the award’s namesake, and Michael Grady.

MEEKER I Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Habitat Partnership Program will bid a fond farewell to Meeker livestock grower and agricultural icon Michael Grady. The 72-year-old rancher from Meeker will retire from the program’s White River committee at the end of May after serving a 23-year term, nearly as long as the program has existed.

CPW hosts Native Fish Information open house tonight in Craig

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partners with the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program will host a Native Fish Informational Open House in Craig today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Craig City Council chambers.

Former Rangely man chosen as wildlife officer of the year by CPW

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) and former Rangely resident Ty Petersburg accepts the John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year Award on Feb. 24 in Colorado Springs. Wife Stephanie Petersburg and sons Lucas, 4, and Boden, 7, joined him in accepting the honor. Petersbug’s parents, Donna and Steve, still live in Rangely.

RANGELY I Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) and former Rangely resident Ty Petersburg has been chosen as Colorado’s 2015 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year. Petersburg received the award Feb. 24 at a statewide CPW officer meeting/training session in Colorado Springs.