Outside briefs, May 8, 2016
The popular Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon will be closed on several dates through the spring and summer for crews to do trail maintenance.
Crews from the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District involve do the work, moving large rocks, painting the seven bridges, and installing a barrier system to protect sensitive habitats along the trail.
The exit off Interstate 70 will be closed by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Forest Service will post staff at the trail head.
■ May 25 and 26 — the trail crew will replace a foundation to one of the railing posts below the staircase climb.
■ June 13 and 14 — A Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crew will construct new rock steps to Spouting Rock, remove graffiti from and repaint bridges, and clear-coat the resting benches along the trail.
■ Sept. 10 — Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will host their annual Hanging Lake Trail work day.
For more information about the management of Hanging Lake, contact the Eagle-Holy Cross Office at 970-827-5715.
meets this week
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction at the Courtyard by Marriot, 765 Horizon Drive. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Commissioners will receive briefings on a variety of issues, including updates from CPW Director Bob Broscheid, regional managers and the assistant director of law enforcement, the Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Great Outdoors Colorado.
Informational updates to the commission include Gunnison Basin elk management, bacterial kidney disease found in fish in CPW hatcheries, climate science, revenue generation and new regulations and guidelines for citizens petitions.
A complete agenda can be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Commission/2016/May/Agenda.pdf.
Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.
Torch run Saturday
The 2016 Mesa County Law Enforcement Torch Run begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Walter Walker Wildlife Area.
Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for students and Special Olympic athletes.
For more information contact Captain Don Hendricks at 244-3907. To register, go to SpecialOlympicsCO.org/letr/torchrun. The run benefits Special Olympics.
set for area girls
Grand Valley Youth Cycling and Boneshaker Adventures will have a day of mountain bike skills instruction and trail riding for middle-school and high-school age girls on May 14.
The day will begin and end at Wingate Park, 351 South Camp Road, and lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by May 9. Go to grandvalleymtb.com/girls-on-bikes-gob.html to register.
CPW Cast and Blast
set for June 24-26
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will have a men’s “Cast and Blast” event June 24-26.
The weekend is for men ages 18-40 who are interested in learning how to fish and hunt.
The event is at the Lone Cone-Jim Olterman State Wildlife Area north of Norwood.