Outside briefs, Oct. 22, 2016
Monster Mash set
for Highline Lake
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is adding a little outdoor fun to the Halloween festivities at Highline Lake State Park.
The Monster Mash Halloween Carnival is Oct. 28-29.
At 5 p.m. on Friday, there will be a fun presentation on creepy crawly creatures at the day-use area.
At 7 p.m., there will be a scary Halloween movie.
The Monster Mash Carnival begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, and kids of can earn prizes for the best costume and best scream, bob for apples, try to escape the spider web maze or see who can eat the most worms. Many more events and activities are scheduled that evening.
Campers can join in the fun and enter the camp decorating contest. Highline Lake State Park recommends making reservations for Halloween camping, then prepare for trick-or-treaters.
Halloween at Highline Lake is free; however, a $7 daily pass or annual pass is required to enter the park.
All children must be supervised by an adult and pets must be leashed at all times.
Ranges to receive
funding from CPW
Eight shooting and archery ranges across the state will be awarded funds by Colorado Parks and Wildlife through the Shooting and Range Development Grant Program.
The funds will go toward developing new places to shoot and upgrading existing ranges.
The program provides matching grants to towns, counties, outdoor recreation organizations, shooting clubs, parks and recreation departments and others for projects that establish, improve or expand shooting ranges and shooting areas.
Since 2009, 33 counties have benefited from approximately 50 grants for a variety of upgrades and improvements.
The Shooting Range Development Grants awarded in 2016 include:
■ Chaffee County Archery Range: Construction of a new trail and shooting platform; $19,400
■ Devil’s Nose Shooting Area-Clear Creek County: Construction of three new 25-, 50- and 100-yard shooting ranges; $197,300
■ Ft. Lupton Shooting Range: Initial development of a major new range; $131,200
■ Gypsum Shooting Range: Realignment of rifle and pistol ranges and erosion control in existing areas; $114,100
■ Dolores County Fairgrounds Range: Construction of a new 100-yard range; $26,300
■ Logan County Shooting Range: Installation of shade covers for pistol and rifle ranges; $80,700
■ Buena Vista Trap Fields: Replacing existing trap fields and runways; $11,000
■ Royal Gorge Gun Club: Construction of a new classroom building; $20,000.
Rim Rock Run has
passed ‘15 entrants
for area marathon
The 2016 U.S. Bank Rim Rock Run is set for Saturday, Nov. 5.
The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission recently announced that the race registration numbers have already eclipsed the 2015 total.
The race includes a marathon, half-marathon and a marathon relay.
The commission partners with Colorado Mesa University’s track and field and cross-country programs to organize the Rim Rock Run.
Registration includes a custom finisher medal, a commemorative T-shirt, special offers, food at the finish line and more. Racers may register at rimrockmarathon.com.
The finish line is at downtown Fruita’s Circle Park.
Entry fee for the Fruita 0.038 Marathon, a one-mile race supporting Fruita’s community center scholarship fund, is $10.