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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

‘County/State/Federal’ Archives

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the addition of three new State Natural Areas to the Colorado Natural Areas Program during its monthly meeting on Thursday Dec. 8 in Fort Collins. Since 1977, the Colorado Natural Areas Program has worked with interested landowners and volunteers to conserve the ecosystems, species, geology and fossils that represent resources which are "uniquely Colorado." ... Full Story

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

Federal Agencies Announce Initial Step to Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today announced the initial steps in a formal planning process to evaluate greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   The two public land management agencies are opening a 60-day public comment period on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact ... Full Story

New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Front Range

  Secretary Salazar Announces New Appointments to Colorado’s BLM Front Range Resource Advisory Council Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the 2011 appointments to the Colorado Front Range citizen-based Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. “I want to welcome our new RAC members and commend them for their commitment to public service,” said Secretary Salazar. “Their counsel will serve the BLM well ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space: December 2011

  Red Mountain Open Space Seasonal Closure Begins December 1, 2011 Effective Thursday, December 1, 2011, seasonal closure of Red Mountain Open Space, north of Fort Collins, begins. Because of winter weather conditions and the protection of wintering range for big game, as set forth in the Management Plan for Red Mountain Open Space, the area will remain closed to the public throughout the winter months, re-opening to the public on March 1, 2012. Hermit Park Open Space to ... Full Story

Poaching Alert: Pinewood Lake and Boulder

    DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating two wildlife crimes in northeastern Colorado. In Pinewood Lake, a large bull elk was killed Thanksgiving night or early the next morning. The incident occurred off Larimer County Road 18E, just west of the intersection with James Park Trail. Only the head, hindquarters, and backstraps were removed from the bull and the remainder was left to rot. In Boulder, a 4 x 6 mule deer was found dead on Wednesday, ... Full Story

Sheriff on Facebook and Twitter

LCSO Adds Facebook & Twitter Accounts Press Release The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has added both Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of Sheriff Justin Smith's goal to increase communication with Larimer County citizens. In addition, Sheriff Smith has added a professional personal account to both Facebook and Twitter. The latest news releases, public activities, and general information as well as information on breaking incidents will be posted to both the Facebook and ... Full Story

Disturbance at Larimer County Jail

At approximately 7:00 p.m. last night, four inmates in the high security area of the Larimer County Jail engaged in a disturbance causing the jail's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) to be activated and a K-9 unit to be brought into the facility. The four inmates threw fecal matter throughout the common area and flooded their cells, which then caused flooding in the common area. The inmates refused numerous times to follow the commands of jail staff to lock down and stop the ... Full Story

Poaching Alert: Deer In Larimer County

DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating a wildlife crime in Larimer County involving a large buck mule deer shot in the town of Pinewood Springs on private property along Kiowa Road on Thursday, Nov 10. The deer, noted by local residents and often seen, was shot in the early afternoon before 3 p.m. The entire carcass, including the trophy-sized 5 x 6 antlers, was left to waste. Anyone with information about this case or who may have witnessed suspicious activity ... Full Story

Donnelly November citizens meetings canceled

Donnelly November citizens meetings canceled

  There has been a change of plans for Commissioner Tom Donnelly's  November public meetings in Estes Park and Berthoud     The Estes Park meeting at the Senior Center would normally take place on Wednesday morning November 16. Since the Commissioners' proposed 2012 budget hearing in Estes Park takes place the night before (details follow) Commissioner Donnelly is cancelling  the Wednesday morning meeting and inviting you all to the live, televised budget ... Full Story

November Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County

  Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the fall.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s open spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what the open spaces have to offer. Club members will receive basic instruction on ... Full Story

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