Colorado Parks and Wildlife

  • Capitol Conversation discusses end of legislative session
  • Parks and Wildlife urges people to leave young wildlife alone
  • Pay equity for women in Colorado would add $9 billion annually

  • Gov. Hickenlooper contemplates calling a special session
  • Hepatitis A cases spike in Colorado
  • Colorado schools doing their own testing for lead in water
  • Parks and Wildlife complete elk management plan for Gunnison area

  • Republicans defeat own bill to eliminate state health exchange
  • Republicans defeat bill that would require oil and gas well map
  • Parks and Wildlife seeks help compiling data in Gunnison Basin
  • Last ditch effort to fund hospitals, transportation goes to Governor
  • Final day of legislative session is today; bills not expected to pass

  • Bill to increase Parks and Wildlife fees defeated
  • Month-long I-70 construction begins today
  • 600,000 Coloradans will lose Medicaid coverage under AHCA
  • Delta County to take public input on updated Master Plan

  • Colorado residents support BLM measures to cut oil and gas waste
  • Capitol Coverage feature on tax hike to pay for transportation
  • Parks and Wildlife urges residents to take steps to be Bear Aware

  • Divisions in GOP apparent in failure to pass transportation bill
  • Dept of Transportation warns of wildlife on state roads
  • Executive Order calls for review of national monuments
  • Parks and Wildlife opens two reservoirs to public on May 1st
  • Bill to help rural counties pay for health care fails at state house
  • City of Montrose announces two work programs

  • Lawmakers face deadline today to pass budget
  • Parks and Wildlife produces beehive enclosure how-to video
  • Capitol Coverage interviews reporter about open access to records

  • Fees to enter state parks, hunt and fish likely to increase
  • Lawmakers hope to fill teaching vacancies in rural areas, provide college aid
  • Legal age to be a Colorado legislator to be lowered to 21
  • Amtrack's Southwest Chief route set to expand
  • Delta Police Department to conduct prescription drug take back day
  • Uptick in car thefts in Montrose

  • Air Quality science symposium at PHS tonight
  • Lawmakers have many bills left with five weeks remaining
  • Montrose County BoCC votes to eliminate development impact fee
  • BLM seeks public input about change to Arkansas River land management
  • CPW fishing licenses officially in effect for April 1st

  • Parks and Wildlife postpones antler shed season in Gunnison Basin
  • Parks and Wildlife to host bear hunting workshop in Ridgway
  • Mental health care to suffer if ACA repealed
  • TABOR reform bill passes first hurdle in statehouse

  • Parks and Wildlife to host two hunting workshops
  • Take a ride with CDOT snowplow driver
  • BLM names new manager for Uncompahgre District

  • Executive order on immigration prompts action at the state house
  • Parks and Wildlife to present Ridgway program about mule deer
  • Montrose DA releases report investigating a West End shooting
  • Traffic fatalities spike in Colorado
  • Gov. Hickenlooper walking back his effort to cut emissions in state

  • Capitol Coverage interviews new speaker of the house
  • Poll of Latino voters reveals concern for environment
  • Parks and Wildlife requiring proof of ownership to register vehicles
  • Broncos coach steps down

  • No decision on Paonia Town Administrator
  • Ice fishing free at Crawford State Park
  • Migrant shepherds face difficult Christmas season
  • Parks and Wildlife addresses big game winter challenges

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Wednesday that the state will prioritize connecting and building 16 hiking and biking trails in all parts of Colorado. The goal is to connect and build missing trail segments to make it easier for people to access open space and parks.

It's part of the governor's Colorado the Beautiful initiative, unveiled in 2015.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Jan 19, 2016

  • Missing snowmobilers found in Garfield County
  • Amazon to start charging sales tax in Colorado
  • CPW event will demo ice fishing at Crawford State Park
  • New study shows lethal hazards of diesel fumes
  • A roundtable discussion of this year’s state politics  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

  • Two men sentenced to prison for killing motorcyclist
  • Construction hits milestone for new Montrose Rec. Center
  • Montrose School District budget woes not as bad as expected
  • CPW votes against introducing  endangered wolves in Colorado
  • Roadless Rule comment period ends

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 05, 2016

Jan 5, 2016

  • Recreational marijuana may be on Hotchkiss ballot
  • State minimum wage goes up 8 cents an hour
  • State wildlife officials are asking people not to feed big game animals
  • Presidential race may push state issues to back burner
  • Avalanche danger remains after snowfall stops

 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Jan. 1, 2015

Jan 1, 2016

  • Search and rescue operation ends well in San Miguel County
  • A conversation with House Republican leader about Colorado’s next legislative session
  • Parks and Wildlife offer guided hikes on New Year’s Day
  • Poll shows Republican support for fighting climate change

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Dec 1, 2015

  • Ariel big game survey about to begin
  • Paonia Eagles lose state championship in close matchup
  • Road closures begin on BLM land
  • Environmental groups request denial of coal projects
  • Colorado tourism officials give out grant money to bring in visitors
  • Authorities release information about Colorado Springs victims

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

  • Colorado opens up parks on black Friday
  • San Miguel County Sheriff refuses to sign petition
  • States grapple with ramifications of Clean Power Plan

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015

  • Police sting leads to arrests for child prostitution
  • Second theft causes construction delays
  • Parks and Wildlife brings information to local libraries
  • Chicken lawsuit highlights problems with lack of zoning laws
  • New rules for oil and gas considered
  • Major break cuts off water service in Paonia

Lake Fork Valley Conservancy, Hemson Creek, Lake City
Lake Fork Valley Conservancy

A Hinsdale County nonprofit recently received a sizable state grant to help it with a public access easement along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife awarded the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy $33,000.

  • Man killed by train in Clifton 
  • Paonia Board of Trustees approves fee increases 
  • Colorado’s latest revenue forecast shows state still faces budget challenges
  • EPA discusses proposed methane rules at Denver meeting
  • State awards Lake City nonprofit $33K for river restoration project

black bear
U.S. Forest Service

State wildlife officials have concluded that a bear didn’t attack and maul a hunter over the weekend on the Grand Mesa. 

On Saturday, a man in his late 60s reported he was attacked by a bear. He told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials he was parked on his ATV near Powderhorn Ski Resort when a bear attacked him causing him to drive over a small cliff into rocks below. CPW says the episode left him  with extensive but non-life threatening injuries.  

Rare Sight: Moose In Grand Junction

Sep 21, 2015
bull moose
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The Grand Valley had an unusual visitor last week. Colorado Parks and Wildlife received calls about a moose in Grand Junction near Orchard Mesa. 

"As curious as that may sound it turned out to be true," said JT Romatzke, the area wildlife manager. "We did respond and did indeed find a young bull moose in the Grand Valley."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Sep 11, 2015

  • State board of education approves new high school graduation requirements
  • Paonia Trustees address the town’s financial state
  • State wildlife agency monitoring threatened lynx with game cameras

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Aug 19, 2015

 

  • City of Montrose to create dispatch center
  • CPW seeing increased bear activity
  • Educators address school readiness at state capitol
  • A look at the Telluride Mushroom Festival

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17, 2015

  • Livestock disease spreads across Western Slope
  • Water storage tank in Paonia requires more repairs
  • Lake City hires new town clerk
  • CPW releases first draft of strategic plan
  • An iSeeChange story looking into the mystery of dying finches

Event Celebrates Grand Mesa’s Moose Population

Jul 24, 2015
bull moose
Kent Miller / NPS

The moose population on the Grand Mesa is growing. The area is home to more than 400 of the large animals. This Saturday, July 25 is the sixth annual Grand Mesa Moose Day event. 

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