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Outside Briefs, Aug. 6, 2016

By Staff

Smokey Bear’s birthday party is Aug. 13 Smokey Bear is turning a 70 years old and there will be a celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. There be a variety of activities, including a wildlife ...

Grand Mesa Moose Days give wildlife lovers a chance to learn more about animals

By Staff

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Grand Mesa Moose Day will be July 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center on the Grand Mesa. State wildlife managers first brought moose to Colorado’s North Park ...

CPW reminds wildlife lovers to leave animals alone

By Staff

This is the time of year when wild animals give birth to their young and Colorado Parks and Wildlife provides this reminder: do not approach, touch or handle young animals. “We know that people are trying to be helpful, but the young ...

BLM needs to fill vacancies on Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking nominations to fill eight vacancies on its Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council.  The 10-member citizen advisory council was formed in December 2010 to help the BLM ...

Outside briefs, June 4, 2016

By Staff

Tips for avoiding cougar attacks Sightings of mountain lions are becoming more common in Colorado as more people get outdoors. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that although attacks by cougars on people are exceedingly rare, the agency ...


GJ ranger wins BLM award

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management Ranger of the Year for 2015 is Frank Stepleton, who works in the Grand Junction Field Office. Stepleton was recognized for his efforts in building multi-agency working relationships, as well as enhancing the ...

Outside Briefs, May 21, 2016

By Staff

Hanging Lake trail closed 2 days this week The Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for trail maintenance by the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District. Work will involve moving large rocks and replacing a ...


GV Marathon runners brave chilly, rainy day and hills in Palisade

By Dale Shrull

It was cold and rainy, but more than 200 runners still turned out Saturday for the Grand Valley Marathon in Palisade. The race, which has full and half marathons and 5K and 10K races, started out in a steady rain but it soon let up and some ...

Outside briefs, May 8, 2016

By Staff

Hanging Lake closures scheduled 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 ...


Colorado National Monument passes now available online

By Staff

The National Park Service has launched a pilot program to sell entrance passes for Colorado National Monument online through “Your Pass Now” at http://www.yourpassnow.com. Visitors to the monument will be able to purchase — ...

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