outdoors

Statewide Crackdown on Boating Under the Influence Deemed Successful

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Marine law enforcement in Colorado scored another success with Operation Dry Water, the nationwide crackdown on people boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs. Agencies and organizations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands participated in this year's effort, held June 24 to 26.  

Sand Creek to Host Program on Fort Larned

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Near Eads, Colorado

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the National Park Service has launched the Find Your Park campaign. The Park Service is inviting Americans to discover parks near them. With this in mind, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) in southeastern Colorado has partnered with Fort Larned National Historic Site (NHS) in western Kansas to link two national parks that share common bonds of turmoil during the Civil War and Indian Wars.

1,500 Ways to Participate in Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

The Colorado State Fair's General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its needle arts, floriculture, field crops, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there's room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory. 

Eads Graduate Eboni Nash Joins Sand Creek Staff

Eboni Nash

Eboni Nash, a 2015 graduate of Eads High School, is in her first summer as a Bioscience Technician at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. She currently attends Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska with majors in psychology, criminology, and Christian ministry. Eboni's key duties for this job involve learning about the site's natural resources including; Monitoring pollinators, reptiles, exotic plants, and hydrology levels.  These experiences have introduced Eboni to the scientific community that supports the National Park Service.

Huge Jackpots Light Up Colorado for 4th of July Weekend

Lottery News

Colorado Lottery players are hoping for fireworks this weekend, with both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots well into the triple digit millions.

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a staggering $449 million as of Sunday morning, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history. The lump sum cash value is currently $289.6 million with the next drawing scheduled for Tuesday night. Powerball's jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is at $247 million and has a current lump sum cash value of $179.7 million.

Hunters and Anglers Invited to Sportsmen's Roundtable Caucus July 14, Resident License Fees on the Agenda

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges hunters and anglers, or anyone who wants their voice heard regarding wildlife issues, to attend the next southeast region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus in Colorado Springs on Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Education classroom at Colorado Parks and Wildlife's regional office, 4255 Sinton Road.