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Hunter Sustains Minor Injuries After Bear Attack Near South Park

PROMO Outdoors Bear

A man sustained minor injuries after being attacked by a black bear near Red Hill in South Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials said the attack occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Friday evening.

The man, who was scouting for a hunting trip, was walking near a stream when he encountered a bear. The bear attacked and knocked him to the ground. The man fought off the attack and the bear ran away.

Colorado Shooting and Range Development Grant Funds Eight Shooting and Archery Ranges

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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will award $600,000 to eight shooting and archery ranges across Colorado through the agency's Shooting and Range Development Grant Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new places to shoot and upgrading existing ranges across the state.

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.

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

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.