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North Sterling State Park Opens to Boating Saturday

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

Boaters will be pleased to learn that North Sterling State Park will open to boating Saturday, March 4. To protect Colorado's water from aquatic nuisance species (ANS), boaters leaving a lake or other waterway should:

CLEAN all mud, plants or animals from the hull of your boat.

DRAIN all the water from the boat, live well and lower unit of the engine.

DRY the boat and contents before the next launch.

Southeast Colorado Historic Sites Promote Firewise Education

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site - Sign

The Bent's Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites have recently become the first locations in Colorado to attain recognition as pilot Firewise Education Sites. A Firewise Education Site promotes wildfire preparedness and illustrates Firewise principles in action for the educational benefit of visitors, including teaching people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encouraging communities to work together to take action to prevent losses.

Movie Review - Fifty Shades Darker

Movie Review 1 1/2 Stars

By Bob Garver

The "Fifty Shades" franchise is commercially successful but critically despised. I've heard all manner of nasty things said about the books, and 2015's "Fifty Shades of Grey" tied for Worst Picture at the Razzies. "Fifty Shades Darker" is no redeemer, I assure you. If I didn't know any better, I'd say the series likes the abuse it takes from people with good taste.

Support Colorado’s Endangered Wildlife on Your Tax Return

PROMO Taxes

Help threatened and endangered wildlife with a voluntary contribution through the "nongame and endangered wildlife cash fund" on your Colorado tax returns this year. Filling out line No. 1 of Colorado tax form 104CH (the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form) supports wildlife rehabilitation and preservation of threatened and endangered species in the state through Colorado Parks and Wildlife programs.