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Whirling Disease resistant rainbow trout now a reality in Colorado

Whirling Disease first impacted Colorado’s rainbow trout in the mid-1990s

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery

New research from University of Colorado Boulder reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the state’s beloved forests. 

I-70 Corridor to send 15 to state wrestling tournament

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor DENVER — When the 2020 Colorado State Wrestling Championships commence this Friday (Feb. 20) at Pepsi Center in Denver the I-70 Corridor will be represented by 15 student-athletes from Bennett, Strasburg and Byers. Bennett qualified eight and Strasburg four from 3A Region 3 and Byers had three qualify from 2A Region 3. Bennett is tied with seven other teams for the third-most qualifiers in 3A; only three other schools had more — Jefferson and Alamosa with 10 each and Pagosa Springs with nine. First-round matchesRead More

Anythink Bennett hosts photography workshop and showcase

Series focuses on honing creativity and photography skills  BENNETT, Colo.–Feb. 14, 2020–Beginning Saturday, Feb. 15, Anythink Bennett will host a series of photography workshops led by local instructor Pattie Lindsay. Participants will discover the best practices for shooting high-quality photos using just their mobile phones. In the past few years, smartphone cameras have advanced to include functions, settings and display resolutions formerly reserved for professional-grade cameras. By discovering these settings and composition techniques, community members will be able to leverage their photography skills without having to purchase any special equipment.Read More

Colorado lakes, reservoirs remain free of invasive mussels; but more boats found with mussel infestations in 2019

More boats requiring decontamination because of infestations of destructive mussels entered Colorado last year than in 2018, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs.

Feeding big-game wildlife is selfish and illegal

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds citizens that big-game wildlife does not need our help to get through a winter and that feeding them is not only illegal, but does more harm than good. 

Colorado Energy Office Releases Study on Floating Solar Potential in the State

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) today released Colorado’s Statewide Potential Study for the Implementation of Floating Solar Photovoltaic Arrays.

2020 Ogallala Aquifer Summit will take place March 31-April 1 in Amarillo, Texas

The 2020 Ogallala Aquifer Summit will take place in Amarillo, Texas, from March 31 to April 1

Colorado National Guard Soldiers conduct winter training in Vai

Colorado Army National Guard Soldiers will conduct annual ski and winter training in Vail, Colorado, Feb. 14-17, 2020

Colorado Springs man pleads guilty to three-county poaching spree

A Colorado Springs man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges