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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

‘County Outdoors’ Archives

180-Day reservation window implemented for campgrounds

Monday, January 3, 2011, at 9 a.m. starts the beginning of a 180-day camping reservation window for Larimer County-managed campgrounds!  Reservations for Memorial Day weekend, Father’s Day weekend, and the first week in July can be made during the first week of January. In response to requests from our customers, the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources will implement a 180-day reservation window for reservation camping at Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Estes Park ... Full Story

Barbara Moore, Larimer County Visual Artist of the

Barbara Moore, Larimer County Visual Artist of the Year

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is pleased to host a reception in honor of Barbara Moore, the 2010 Larimer County Natural Resources Visual Artist of the Year.  A grand unveiling of Barbara’s piece, “Red Mountain Autumn,” will take place on Friday, January 7 , 2011 at 10 a.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building (200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins). The public is invited. The Larimer County Open Lands Program ... Full Story

January Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully.  Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area.  What happened there?  Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program.  Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open ... Full Story

Boat Ramps closed for Christmas

  December 25: Boat Ramps Not Open at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir For Christmas Day only, all boat ramps will be closed at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.  There will be no ANS inspectors on duty that day. The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with State of Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Regulations, is required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.  Boating access hours are listed below.  No boat ... Full Story

Poudre River Trail at River Bluffs Open Space to Open

A new section of the Poudre River Trail, located near Windsor, Colorado now open for public access, for the first time.  Trail head is located on the south side of CR 32E between Larimer County Road 3 and Weld County Road 13. This ½-mile section of trail is an extension of a 21-mile section of the Poudre River Trail that connects Island Grove Park in Greeley, to State Highway 392, west of Windsor. A pedestrian underpass at State Highway 392 was installed in 2009 and a connecting trail into ... Full Story

Air Force beats Clarkson, 2-1, in Denver Cup

Air Force beats Clarkson, 2-1, in Denver Cup

DENVER, Colo. – Freshman Jason Torf made a career high 36 saves as Air Force beat Clarkson, 2-1, in the first game of the 19th annual Denver Cup college hockey tournament at Magness Arena in Denver. Air Force improved to 5-6-1 overall while Clarkson fell to 6-5-2. The win was Air Force’s first ever in the Denver Cup, snapping a 14-game losing streak in the tournament that was started in 1992. Air Force scored first as Matt Becker gave the Falcons a 1-0 lead at the 4:30 mark. ... Full Story

December Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully. Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area. What happened there? Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and ... Full Story

Hermit Park closes December 20

  Hermit Park Open Space to Implement Winter-Season Closure The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources has instituted an operational business change for the winter months at Hermit Park Open Space. The area will be closed to all use starting on December 20, 2010. It will open again for all use on March 1, 2011. These are typically the months of lowest visitation with very few campers or hikers.

Larimer County Annual Entrance Permits for 2011

The 2011 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Annual Entrance Permits, for parks and open spaces managed by Larimer County, will be available for purchase on December 1. These are 13-month permits, valid December 2010, through December 2011, and allow use of Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Pinewood Reservoir, and Ramsay-Shockey Open Space. The following permits will be available for purchase online at ... Full Story

Reward Offered for Elk Poaching in Estes Park

Reward Offered for Elk Poaching in Estes Park

(Nov. 9, 2010) — The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for poaching a bull elk in downtown Estes Park, Colo. This offer adds to an existing $5,000 reward being offered by the Colorado Division of Wildlife’s Operation Game Thief. The Case: According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, on or around Oct. 15, a ... Full Story

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