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New Campsites Planned for Arkansas Headwaters

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The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA) will designate 25 primitive campsites at the Salida East Recreation Site, acquired recently under a lease with the Bureau of Land Management.

The 19-acre Salida East site, which features a boat ramp and a vault toilet/change facility, sits on the south banks of the Arkansas River about three miles east of Salida along U.S. Highway 50. It will be added to 16 existing recreation sites AHRA already manages under a lease with BLM's Royal Gorge Field Office in Canon City.

Southeast Colorado Fishing Conditions – September 29, 2017

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Clear Creek Reservoir

The trout fishing at Clear Creek Reservoir has been fair. Most boat anglers reported catching two to eight trout per boat. Either sherbet PowerBait or yellow Berkley's Floating Magnum Eggs can be productive for shore anglers. Boat anglers usually do well on pink Tasmanian Devil lures in the fall. No one reported landing a kokanee salmon from a boat. The reservoir is closed to trailer motorized watercrafts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. September 30 is the last day for trailer motorized watercrafts to access the reservoir.

Hurricane Relief - How You Can Help from Colorado

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There are many ways you can help communities that have been affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Monetary Donations Are the Best Way to Help

The best way for Coloradoans to assist those impacted is to make a financial contribution to agencies already engaged in the disaster response. A number of Colorado organizations are assisting in the hurricane response and recovery efforts.  At the national level, many voluntary-, faith-, and community-based organizations are trusted ways to donate to disaster survivors.

Colorado Parks Seeks Opinions on Elk Management

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If you want a voice in how Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages the Sangre de Cristo and Grape Creek elk herds, your time has arrived.

The agency has planned a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. October 11 at the Lake Pueblo State Park Auditorium, 640 Pueblo Reservoir Road in Pueblo. The hearing is part of the process of revising the herd management plan that will guide CPW for the next 10 years.

Everyone is invited to participate including hunters, ranchers and the general public.

Annual Photo Contest Focuses on Colorado Agriculture

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From rolling green fields and helpful pollinators to patriotic cowboys and cattle in the morning light, the beauty of Colorado agriculture is evident. It's once again time to capture the "spirit" of Colorado agriculture through pictures. The 20th annual "Colorado...it's AgriCultural" photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate the state's agricultural heritage. 

Another Minor Earthquake for Colorado - 9 in September

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The United State Geological Survey recorded the ninth earthquake of the month for Colorado following a weak quake that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday's quake measured 2.0 on the Richter Scale and occurred about one-half mile beneath the surface. It was centered about 3 miles south of Paradox in Montrose county along the Colorado-Utah border.

Just before 9:00 a.m. Thursday, the same location was the site of a magnitude 1.9 quake. Another 2.0 quake was recorded in the area September 2.