outdoors

Free Historic Lecture at Plains Theatre

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site - Sign

The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Union troops during the Civil War. At 5 pm on Saturday, October 22, join ranger Mario Medina at the Plains Theater in Eads as he presents a free historic lecture on Hispanic involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre.

GOCO Needs Peer Reviewers for Grant Applications

Independence Pass to Open May 26, 2016

GOCO is seeking volunteer peer reviewers for Local Government Land Acquisition, Local Park and Outdoor Recreation, Mini, and Planning grant applications. Peer reviewers are integral to our grant application review process. Plus, acting as a peer reviewer provides an excellent opportunity for you to learn about what makes a successful GOCO grant application.

Movie Review - The Girl on the Train

Movie Review 2 Stars

By Bob Garver

"The Girl on the Train" is a mystery about a missing woman, based on a novel by Paula Hawkins. It was destined from day one to be compared to similar adaptations like "Gone Girl" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Those films were supposed to be in for a big awards push, but failed to secure Oscar nominations in any major category except Best Actress. Here too is a film where I could see the lead actress claiming the sole Oscar nomination, though the film around her is perhaps too weak to make her a true contender.

Purchasing a Snowmobile, OHV or Boat? Be Sure to Get Proof of Ownership, Required for Registration in 2017

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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile that after Jan. 1, 2017, a new regulation requires that the buyer demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration.

Colorado Hunters Can Expect Better Than Average Waterfowl Season

Snow Geese in Flight

Colorado hunters can expect a better than average waterfowl season in 2016-17. Most duck species remain well above long-term averages, thanks to three consecutive years of wet weather and good nesting conditions across the north central United States and Canada. Waterfowl hunting opportunities in Colorado extend from mid-September teal seasons to light goose conservation seasons ending in April.

Hunters Urged to Be Extra Careful During the Rifle Season

Hunting

As the big game hunting season continues Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters to be careful in all aspects of their hunting adventures. While few hunters are injured from firearm accidents, other activities in the field can cause problems.

Recently, a hunter in the Gunnison area died from carbon monoxide poisoning after going to sleep with gas lanterns burning in his tent. The man only brought blankets which were not adequate for cold nights in the high country. A report on the incident stated that he used the lanterns in an attempt to stay warm.

Amazing Facts About Whitetailed Deer

Deer in snow

Generally, in North America the farther north you go, the bigger the deer. In 1955, a 461 pound buck was shot in Maine. In 1926 and 1981, a pair of 511 pounders was taken in Minnesota.

A white-tailed deer can sprint 40 miles per hour, jump 9 feet vertically and 29 feet horizontally.

A buck's antler is among the fastest growing tissues on earth, growing as much as a . inch per day.

One out of every 2,500 antlered deer taken by hunters is a doe. The antlers are typically small and some never lose their velvet. These does are usually healthy and capable of breeding.