Free fishing clinic set at Steamboat Lake

RBC | Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites kids and their families to enjoy a fun-filled day at Steamboat Lake State Park’s first-ever free Kid’s Fishing Clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Bridge Island boat trailer parking lot.

Rifle State Park and hatchery reopen after Ward Gulch Fire

RIFLE I After being closed due to the Ward Gulch Fire, Colorado State Highway 325 reopened late Monday night, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife reported Tuesday that the public now has full access to Rifle Falls State Park and the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery.

CNCC, state offer shooting sports intro

RANGELY | Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Community Education program and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are partnering to bring a free introduction to shooting sports to the Rangely community.

Fishing is fun…

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Many kids and their families showed up at Circle Park in Meeker on Saturday to enjoy Youth Fishing Day, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Parks and the ERBM Recreation and Park District.

Women invited to join in ‘Cast and Blast’

GRANBY I Women interested in learning the basics of fly fishing, shotguns and proper firearm handling are invited to a women-only “Cast ‘N Blast” clinic in Granby on June 22.

CNCC, state offer free shooting sports

RANGELY | Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Community Education program and the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife are partnering to bring a free introduction to shooting sports to the Rangely community.

Free state fishing this weekend

RBC I The fish are starting to bite in waters all around the state, and to give all an opportunity to get out and get some hits, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting anglers of all ages to participate in its annual Free Fishing Weekend, this Saturday and Sunday.

Campground hosts sought around state

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for volunteer camp hosts for the 2013 summer season. Being a camp host is a great way to spend the summer enjoying the outdoors and helping out at wildlife areas, hatcheries or campgrounds.

Tiger muskie introduced into Harvey Gap

SILT I Colorado Parks and Wildlife stocked tiger muskie — a large, powerful sportfish — into the reservoir at Harvey Gap State Park on May 16, providing West Slope anglers with a unique fishing opportunity.

CPW, Shell, Elk Foundation join in survey of area’s elk

RBC I The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Shell Exploration and Production are jointly funding a project to study and better understand the behaviors and movement of elk that occupy habitat near areas of oil and gas exploration and development.

Meeker youth learn about turkey hunting

MEEKER I Three young hunters — two from Meeker — recently learned the art of hunting gobblers courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2013 Hunter Outreach Program’s Youth Turkey Hunt. Guided by CPW officers, the novices learned new skills and strategies during a high-quality private land hunt in April.

Tips to avoiding conflicts with bears

Special to the Herald Times RBC I Black bears have emerged from their dens and it’s time for Colorado residents to take precautions to help keep bears wild. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are cautioning residents that bear activity in towns and residential areas may be high again this year.