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Seeking Mrs. Kiowa County for the 2017 Mrs. Colorado America Pageant

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The Mrs. Colorado America Pageant is now accepting applications from married women to represent Kiowa County as a State Finalist in the 2017 pageant being held on April 8, 2017 at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House Theatre in downtown Denver. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Colorado and U.S. citizen, and married at the time of the pageant to be considered.

Be Sure to Know Where You're Hunting

Hunting

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Harvesting a deer or elk in the wrong Game Management Unit is not only illegal, it can be very expensive. Consider the experience of an Oklahoma couple hunting in southwest Colorado.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer drove into their camp late one morning during the first rifle season. When he asked how the hunt was going the husband explained that they had each killed a cow about a mile away from their camp.

Movie Review – Pete’s Dragon

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By Bob Garver

"Pete's Dragon"

Disney has had a lot of success lately with live-action versions of animated classics like "Cinderella" and "The Jungle Book." Now they're trying to have success with a live-action version of a 1977 film that was half animated and half live action. Actually, the dragon this time is computer generated, so it's still a mix of live action and animation.

Low-Flying Aircraft to Count Prairie Dogs in Eastern Colorado

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is advising residents and hunters in the northeast and southeast regions of the state that biologists will be using a low-flying airplane to conduct aerial prairie dog surveys in the coming weeks. 

Flight dates are weather-dependent but, generally, the flights will start around Sept. 14 and conclude by Oct. 1.

"These surveys will primarily be north and east of the Denver metro area and south of Lamar," said Species Conservation Coordinator Tina Jackson.

Public Comment on State-Owned Lands at Lake Pueblo State Park Sought

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input on a Supplemental Park Management Plan for the state-owned lands managed by Lake Pueblo State Park. The lands that are part of the planning include the CPW-owned portions of the Honor Farm, a parcel owned by the State Land Board and the Chain of Lakes along the Arkansas River. It does not include the bulk of the park property that is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. Park staff will kick-off an 8-day public comment period on Tuesday, September 13, with an open house.