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Weeks of Preparation, Chaotic ‘Bighorn Sheep Rodeo’ Pay Off in Herd Restoration

PICT Bighorn Sheep - CPW

It didn't look like the typical nitty gritty work of wildlife conservation.

For a few chaotic minutes Monday, it looked like the "Bighorn Sheep Rodeo." And it seemed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife wranglers were losing.

But the tide turned quickly and soon the bucking bighorn sheep were subdued by about 100 CPW wildlife officers, biologists, staff and volunteers who swarmed some 30 sheep from Colorado Springs' Rampart herd trapped under a 70-by-70 foot net.

Forest Service Extends Deadline to Apply for Temporary Jobs

PICT - 800 Million Dead Standing Trees

The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service has announced the availability of 300 temporary jobs in a variety of occupations for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Temporary jobs are available for trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.