outdoors

Sandy Dexter to Talk About Amache Ochinee Prowers

PROMO - History

The next Bent's Fort Chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum located at 560 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO.  The Chapter meeting will start at 11 AM followed by a potluck. 

At 1 PM Sandy Dexter will present a talk titled "Walking Woman" about Amache Ochinee Prowers who was the Cheyenne wife of John Wesley Prowers.  In her talk Sandy will share what she has learned from researching Amache's life, especially her life after the death of John Prowers.  It is a fascinating story.

Santa Fe Trail Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Calendar

November 12: Bent's Fort Chapter, meeting, lunch and presentation on Amache Ochinee Prowers, 11:00, Rawlins Heritage Center, Las Animas, Colorado

November 19: End of the Trail Chapter, Santa Fe, NM, meeting and presentation on "Frenchmen on the Santa Fe Trail", 1:30, for more information,505-820-7828

January 15, 2017: Wet/Dry Routes Chapter meets at Kinsley, KS, lunch and program, 620-285-3295

September 27-30, 2017: Santa Fe Trail Association, Symposium, Olathe, KS

Ending Daylight Saving Time Means Increased Wildlife Collision Danger

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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds drivers that with dusk arriving earlier due to the time change on November 6, the chances increase for collisions with wildlife on the roads.

"The changing season coincides with peak mating time for much of Colorado wildlife, particularly deer," said Jason Duetsch, CPW district wildlife manager. "Visibility is poor when many of our big game animals are most active. Right now deer, moose, elk and other wildlife are more mobile, easily distracted and more likely to be crossing roads and highways."

Colorado State Parks Offer Free Admission to Military and Veterans on Veterans Day

PROMO Veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, any member of the military forces or veteran can enter any of Colorado's 42 state parks free of charge, along with his or her companions in the same vehicle.

Movie Review - Inferno

Movie Review 2 Stars

By Bob Garver

"Inferno" is the third film to star Tom Hanks as adventure-prone symbology professor Robert Langdon. The two previous films were 2006's "The Da Vinci Code" and 2009's "Angels & Demons." Like the James Bond franchise, the titles don't follow a pattern. Unlike the James Bond franchise, I don't see many people staying loyal to the character for fifty years. Langdon has existed in movies for ten years now, and many people who have seen "Inferno" agree that's more than enough.

Composting Basics Class

PROMO Gardening - Greenhouse

Would you like to learn how to compost at your home? Maybe you already compost but would like to expand your knowledge and learn new techniques? If so, join CSU Extension-Pueblo County's last Yard and Garden class of the year, Composting Basics.

The class will be held at the CSU Extension office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November 18.  The cost is $15/person or $25/couple sharing materials.  The instructor, Colorado Master Gardener Kata Schmidt, will cover backyard composting, composting with worms, pros and cons of commercial compost, and so much more!