Outside Briefs, April 2, 2016

Limited, big-game license deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the application deadline for the 2016 limited, big-game license draw.

Applications can be submitted online or by mail (must be postmarked by midnight Tuesday).

An approved hunter-education card or certificate is required to apply for or purchase a Colorado hunting license.

Colorado honors hunter-education certifications from other states, countries and Canadian provinces. Read more or find a class at Parks and Wildlife’s hunter-education page.

Customer-service representatives are available from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 303-297-1192, and specially trained hunt planners are available to assist hunters at 303-291-7526.

The 2016 regulations brochure is available at cpw.state.co.us.

For hunters who made a mistake on a submitted application, the big-game application correction deadline is April 11.


South Rim Road at Black Canyon is open


The South Rim Road at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is open for the season. Recent storms hampered National Park Service road crews work, and some small icy patches remain on the road but should clear with the coming warm weather. 

Spring storms still can drop heavy snow causing the road to close temporarily. Overlook trails are open, but muddy conditions should be anticipated. Some of the South Rim hiking trails are still closed because of deep snow. Visitors are encouraged to get more information during their visit at the South Rim Visitor Center, open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April.

For more information, call 970-641-2337, ext. 205.


Dolores River documentary is April 13


Colorado Mesa University will host a documentary film, “River of Sorrows: Inheriting Today’s Dolores River,” on April 13.

The film will be shown in the University Center’s Meyer Ballroom with a reception at 6:30 p.m. The film will begin at 7:30, and a panel discussion will follow at 8:30. The film focuses on the many issues facing the river, which is used for irrigation and recreation.

Go to http://www.coloradomesa.edu to RSVP.


Ultra-running movie opening April 19


The documentary film, “Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” will be shown at the Mesa Theater on April 19 at 7 p.m.

The film is about Micah True, a Boulder ultra runner better known as Caballo Blanco, which means white horse. True was the focal character of Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-selling book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” about the Tarahumara Indians of northern Mexico.

Caballo Blanco lived and ran with the Tarahumara and afterward created the 50-mile Copper Canyon Ultra-Marathon to honor their running traditions and aid in their sustainability.

The film recently won the 2015 Bud Greenspan Memorial Film and Video Award, presented by the Track & Field Writers of America.


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