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Registration for Pedal the Plains Closes August 28

Dubbed by Gov. John Hickenlooper as a "ride for the rest of us", the 2016 Pedal the Plains bike ride will bring cyclists young and old through the gently rolling byways of the historic Eastern Plains communities of Ordway, Fowler, and La Junta.

A collaboration between the State of Colorado and The Denver Post, this one-of-a-kind cycling event highlights the importance of water, economic development, and the agricultural industry in Colorado.

This year's event runs September 16th-18th.

Online Survey Seeks Input on Elk Management Near Gunnison

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking public input through an on-line survey regarding a new elk-management plan for an area near Gunnison. The new plan will guide elk management in Game Management Units 66 and 67, which are located south of Gunnison and north of Lake City.
Hunters and other interested in providing comments can fill out a survey and comment form on-line at https://www.research.net/r/GunnisonDAU .

Parks & Wildlife's Nate Martinez Praised for Heroic Action

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Nate Martinez was honored by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for his bravery with the Pogue-Elms Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award, during the WAFWA summer convention in Cody, Wyo., July 25, 2016.

"This award recognizes Nate's quick response and bravery, as qualities to be emulated by others when faced with similar scenarios." said Bob Broscheid, CPW's Director, regarding the circumstances that occurred last year near Dinosaur, Colo. "Nate reacted exactly as trained, and we couldn't be more proud of him."

CPW Offers Free Park Entrance to Military Active-Duty, Veterans

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Avoid the wait, get your pass in advance.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

"We appreciate Colorado's military community and encourage them to take advantage of this offer to enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities of Colorado with a state parks pass," said CPW Public Information and Website Manager, Matt Robbins.