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.
By Bob Garver
Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado State Library announced the expansion of the Check Out Colorado State Parks program to 287 libraries statewide, including the Kiowa County Public Library in Eads, with a proclamation read by Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne today at the Denver Central Library.
Check Out Colorado State Parks Program is an initiative offering residents the ability to check out a hang-tag park pass from their local library for entrance into any of Colorado's 42 state parks.
The list of acts coming to the Colorado State Fair continues to grow; two acts have been added to the already diverse entertainment list.
Sept. 2 Lee Brice
Sept. 4 Celebracion de los Charros con Conjunto Primavera presented by LaTricolor and Entravision
By Bob Garver
"X-Men: Apocalypse" is a film that exists for no other reason than that it was time for another "X-Men" movie. Fans have been eager to see a new film since "Days of Future Past" was one of the biggest hits of the franchise two years ago. That film ended with the promise of the villain Apocalypse for the next movie, and we're going to get that movie even if director Bryan Singer can't come up with anything to make it unique or appealing.
By Donna Davis
Colorado State Forest Service
Pollinators, such as bees, wasps, and butterflies, are critical to the food system and ecosystem. The Colorado Department of Agriculture is taking part in a national effort to protect the pollinators and priorities are placed in two areas based on legislative mandates:
Pesticide application in a manner safe to the public and the environment as mandated by the Pesticide Applicator Act and the Pesticide Act and; Honeybee health as mandated by the Bee and Bee Products Act.
Pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and birds make our world a more beautiful place by pollinating flowers and plants but they are also an integral part of the food system. The honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, and helps ensure that our diets include ample fruits, nuts, and vegetables. In Colorado, we have several agricultural industries that rely on pollinators such as our Palisade peaches and Rocky Ford cantaloupes.
Pollinators are a group of diverse animals that play a critical role in the world's food production. There are over 20,000 species of wild pollinators ranging from wild bees to managed honey bees, plus many species of butterflies, flies, moths, wasps, beetles, birds, bats and other animals that pollinate crops including those that provide fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts and oils. In Colorado, we have several agricultural industries that rely on pollinators such as our Palisade peaches and Rocky Ford cantaloupes.