Fishing Derby…

The Annual Fishing Derby at Kenney Reservoir was held Saturday and sponsored by the Rio Blanco Water Conservancy District, in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Even though overcast and cool, 42 people participated. A great time was had by all, and every participant received a prize for registering along with special prizes given in each age group for fish caught in various categories. The district thanks Terry Wygant of the CPW for his informative talk about protected/endangered fish species, identification and rules. A special thank you to Cabela’s for continued prize support, and the Chism family for the generous cash donation for prizes.

Women’s Cast and Blast Saturday in Collbran

RBC I Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast and Blast” clinic in Collbran on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rifle-area state parks open

RIFLE I Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced that the swim beaches at Rifle Gap State Park and Harvey Gap state parks near Rifle opened over Memorial Day weekend.

Women’s shotgun shooting and fly fishing seminar slated for June 13 in Collbran

RBC I Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast and Blast” clinic in Collbran on June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CPW says boats should be dewinterized before summer season

RBC I As the spring season emerges and temperatures begin to rise, most state parks are once again open. Now is the time to properly de-winterize your boat to make sure it is functional before heading out on the water.

Free fishing in state on June 6-7; license not needed for weekend

RBC I Join Colorado Parks and Wildlife for Colorado’s Free Fishing Weekend on June 6-7, when anglers of all ages can fish without a license anywhere in the state.



CPW will host ‘Cast and Blast’ for women in Collbran on June 13

RBC I Women interested in learning the basics of shotgun shooting and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast and Blast” clinic in Collbran on June 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 […]