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Avoid Disturbing Wildlife During Winter Months

Deer in snow

Snow, cold, wind, a lack of food - those are just some of the difficult conditions that Colorado's wildlife face during the winter. People may also cause problems for wild critters and Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks residents to avoid disturbing wildlife during the cold-weather months.

"Wildlife are uniquely adapted to survive the winter; and by understanding the animals' biology, people can help wildlife survive the winter," said Patt Dorsey, Southwest Region manager for CPW in Durango.

Movie Review - Office Christmas Party

Movie Review 1 1/2 Stars

By Bob Garver

For years, I thought that Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Courtney B. Vance all seemed like nice people. I know nobody's perfect, but I didn't have any problems with them. Now having seen them in "Office Christmas Party," I have to assume that they are in fact horrible people. They're not necessarily horrible because they did this movie, but they're horrible because of something they did before this movie. They did something horrible and now have to do this movie as part of a blackmail.

Take a First Day Hike at a Colorado State Park on New Year's Day

PROMO 660 x 440 Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

This January 1, Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites Coloradans to welcome 2017 by heading outside to a Colorado State Park. First Day Hikes are guided activities that offer a chance to start the new year right by getting people out for some exercise in nature. For the new year, 27 state parks are participating by hosting an organized hike on New Year's Day.

Avalanche Expert to Discuss Winter Backcountry Travel

PROMO 660 x 440 Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Whether you're traveling on foot, on skis or by snowmobile into the mountains in Colorado during the winter, you need to know about avalanche danger.

To help backcountry travelers, Ridgway State Park is sponsoring an avalanche workshop, 10:00 a.m., December 17 at the visitors' center. The workshop will be led by Jeff Davis from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.