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Colorado Parks & Wildlife

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently identified several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza, in free ranging wildlife, including a black bear in Huerfano County, and a mountain lion in Gunnison County.
  • Residents within the town of Paonia will see an increase in water, trash and sewer rates in the new year, reports the Delta County Independent. Water base rates are increasing across the board at $3 per month. The State of Colorado has hired a director for its new Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Office. Colorado wildlife managers are looking to reverse a decline of elk in the southwestern quarter of the state, reports the Denver Post. It’s been some 80 years since thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to live in internment camps in our region. Now the National Park Service is developing plans to restore one of those sites, in southeast Colorado.
  • A human skull and other partial human remains were discovered by Delta City staff at Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center in Delta, reports the Delta County Independent. Asbestos abatement work at Centennial Middle School in Montrose is expected to take place during the 2023 summer, reports the Montrose Daily Press. Beginning January 3rd, Colorado residents can get a 29 dollar Keep Colorado Wild Pass during their annual vehicle registration through the Division of Motor Vehicles. The city of Ouray may raise its daily pass, punch pass and membership rates for the Hot Springs Pool and Fitness Center this spring, reports the Ouray Plaindealer.
  • The town of Paonia is still in search of a town administrator. During a special meeting held Tuesday morning, the hiring committee voted to reopen the position. Beginning Jan first Coloradoans will be able to save money on a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Pass, but many questions remain. Montrose City Council unanimously approved spending an additional $1.1 million dollars on the second phase of the City Hall Relocation Project.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Chair Carrie Hauser wrote a recent opinion piece about the agency's opportunity to be more culturally inclusive in naming, signage, and history programming. In March, the commission updated its naming policy. For KVNF News, Laura Palmisano speaks to Hauser, who's also the president of Colorado Mountain College.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Chair Carrie Hauser talks with Laura Palmisano about the agency's opportunity to be more culturally inclusive in naming, signage, and history programming. Plus a 5k in Fruita this Saturday marks the conclusion of a girls after-school program. Kate Redmond reports.
  • At different points throughout the year, it may feel like your whole state or all of the Mountain West is on fire. But officials say that during times of increased fire danger, they have a plan. Emma Gibson of the Mountain West News Bureau reports. Plus, Cassie Knust, reporter for the Delta County Independent and the Montrose Press, summarizes what she learned about the four candidates running for three seats on the North Fork Recreation District board.
  • At different points throughout the year, it may feel like your whole state or all of the Mountain West is on fire. But officials say that during times of increased fire danger, they have a plan. Emma Gibson of the Mountain West News Bureau reports. Plus, Cassie Knust, reporter for the Delta County Independent and the Montrose Press, summarizes what she learned about the four candidates running for three seats on the North Fork Recreation District board.
  • As the snow melts, big game comes near roadways for food. Kate Redmond reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tips on avoiding deer and elk collisions. Plus, reporter Justin Higginbottom from KZMU speaks with the founder of Four Corners K-9 Search and Rescue about what she and her two dogs find in the desert, while helping Native families locate missing loved ones.
  • As the snow melts, big game comes near roadways for food. Kate Redmond reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tips on avoiding deer and elk collisions. Plus, reporter Justin Higginbottom from KZMU speaks with the founder of Four Corners K-9 Search and Rescue about what she and her two dogs find in the desert, while helping Native families locate missing loved ones.