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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.

CPW Supports Proposal to Expand Baca County Hunting, Fishing Opportunities

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is pleased to support the recent proposed expansion of hunting and fishing opportunities at Baca, Alamosa and Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuges in Colorado by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

CPW's Director Bob Broscheid said FWS and the National Wildlife Refuge system are important partners in conserving and managing Colorado's wildlife communities.