Parks and Wildlife Intercepts Four Boats Infested with Zebra or Quagga Mussels

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff performed full decontaminations on four boats infested with zebra or quagga mussels between April 6-13.  Each boat came into Colorado from another state and was intercepted at watercraft inspection and decontamination stations.  CPW's Aquatic Nuisance Species program has intercepted 122 infested boats since the program began in 2008.

NPS Launched Sand Creek Massacre Site 10 Years Ago

PROMO 660 x 440 Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen

By Shawn Gillette

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Superintendent Alexa Roberts is inviting the public to join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of the site's opening. The park was dedicated on April 28, 2007, to enhance cultural understanding by educating the public about the Sand Creek Massacre. A series of free events is scheduled to mark this milestone in the history of the site.

Divers Recover Body from Lake Pueblo State Park

Outdoors - Colorado Parks Wildlife Mountains Baca National Wildlife Refuge - USFWS

Nearly four months of searching by Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff ended Tuesday when a dive team discovered a body in the Lake Pueblo State Park reservoir.

Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter later identified the victim as 61-year-old Frank Montoya of Aguilar. Montoya was last seen Dec. 10 when he and a friend, Kimberlie Temple, 57, also of Aguilar, left on a fishing trip.

The pair vanished while boating in a 1978 17-foot Stryker, leaving Montoya's pickup and boat trailer in the parking area at the south boat ramp.

Santa Fe Trail Association Upcoming Events

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April 16: Junior Ranger day at Fort Union, New Mexico, 505-425-8025


  • April 18: Quivera Chapter meeting at 7:00 pm, Inman Community Center, presentation by Joanne VanCoevern on Letters of Fort Dodge & the Santa Fe Trail.


  • April 20-22 2017: SFTA Board Meetings, Salina, Kansas


  • April 27: Cottonwood Crossing Chapter meeting, dinner, and presentation, call 620-245-0715 for dinner reservation