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Colorado State University and University of Colorado receive EPA grant funds to advance air quality science

Awards part of $6 million in research funding to improve Air Quality models DENVER — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that two Colorado universities will receive research grant funding to advance scientific modeling that will contribute to the understanding air quality conditions. The awards are $5,959,842 million in EPA STAR grant funding awarded to nine institutions to improve air quality models used to simulate ozone, particulate matter (PM), regional haze, air toxics, and emerging pollutants. Colorado State University will receive $400,000 to gain insights on how emissions from wildfires andRead More


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet July 16 – 17 in virtual meeting

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider emergency regulations necessary to temporarily reauthorize the use of a Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) as proof of privilege for most Division products for up to 45 days and to temporarily reauthorize offering hunter education completely online, as well as permanent regulations to increase the fee for river outfitter licenses, to create the “Independence Parks Pass” for disabled veterans, to require the purchase of either a furbearer license (or a furbearer permit in addition to a small game license) for theRead More


Summer Sounds Virtual Concert Series: The Bookshop Band

Friday, July 10, 2020 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Online event Grab your favorite summer refreshment and head out on your patio for a lively virtual concert by The Bookshop Band, featuring singer-songwriter duo Ben Please and Beth Porter. They write and perform songs inspired by books from authors such as Shakespeare and Philip Pullman. Their literary-themed melodies will make you long for “once upon a time.” The performance is geared towards adults and all are welcome to attend. Registration for this event will close 30 minutes before the scheduledRead More


Roxborough State Park’s naturalist guided activities in July

ROXBOROUGH, Colo. – Come join the fun, learn about nature and watch Roxborough State Park change with the seasons. Park naturalists will lead you on a journey of discovery through our guided hikes and activities.   Programs, sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, are free; however, please remember that all vehicles entering the park must purchase an $8 daily pass or display a valid annual pass. Most programs require reservations. For information and to register for programs call the park at 303-973-3959.   Please sign up for all programs (exceptRead More


Lost Lake area near Nederland to close over human-bear safety concerns

Hessie Trailhead, trails remain open for day use only to Wilderness boundary BOULDER, Colo. (July 7, 2020) – The Roosevelt National Forest and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are closing the area around Lost Lake to all use starting Wednesday, July 8, 2020, over safety concerns with a bear in the area. This bear has been involved in conflicts at the campground since 2017, entering unoccupied tents, retrieving people’s food left unsecured and showing little fear of humans. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is confident it is the same individual bear due toRead More


Anythink Backyard Concert Series streams live on July 10

Anythink’s annual Backyard Concert Series returns for its second concert of the season on July 10 with Leon and the Revival.


Video highlights the exciting arctic grayling spawn at Joe Wright Reservoir

[WATCH] https://youtu.be/LuJif1T3oDs LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – Just upstream of Joe Wright Reservoir, Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, technicians, researchers and hatchery personnel conducted its annual spawning operation for a fish that most Coloradans might be surprised to find here in the Rocky Mountains. Arctic grayling were first stocked in Colorado in the late 1890s, but it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that CPW had success with a self-sustaining population.  This year’s arctic grayling spawning operation was conducted June 23 on Joe Wright Creek. Aquatic biologists from CPW’s Northeast Region have beenRead More


CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments

The County filed the variance request on June 10 and requested that allowances be made for area gyms, restaurants, houses of worship and indoor malls.


THE SPAWN MUST GO ON

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. – On June 30, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials were met with a blizzard and 34-degree temperatures at Zimmerman Lake while conducting its greenback cutthroat trout spawning operation. This video from Senior Video Producer Jerry Neal highlights the dedication of CPW’s aquatics staff working in these winter-like conditions, even if it says summer on the calendar. [Link to video] – https://vimeo.com/434428021 While teamed up with CPW Cutthroat Trout Research Scientist Kevin Rogers, the Northeast Aquatics team collected spawn and mark recapture data from the greenback cutthroat trout “broodstock”Read More


Elton John: Classic Concert Series

Beginning this Friday, July 3, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST exclusively on YouTube and available digitally in its entirety for the first time ever, the series will Premiere with “Live at Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh” from 1976. Following this Friday’s episode, a new, epic two-hour concert set will Premiere on Elton John’s YouTube Channel every Saturday at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST for a total of six weeks. The series will raise funds towards the Elton John AIDS Foundation in support of COVID relief efforts. Elton John says: ‘My Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund helps frontline partners prepare for and respondRead More