CPW seeks public feedback
on big game hunting license distribution
DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings next year. Feedback is being accepted now via an online 10-question Big Game Hunting License Distribution Public Comment Form. Your feedback will help identify the highest priority topics for review by CPW over the next year. Feedback must be submitted by Nov. 22, 2021.
The big game license distribution topics being considered are resident and nonresident elk and deer license allocation, preference points, weighted points and over-the-counter (OTC) elk licenses. For the latest information, read the CPW Big Game Hunting License Distribution FAQs or subscribe to our Hunting eNews.
- February and April 2022 – CPW is conducting a survey of hunters and holding focus groups to help inform the development of alternative strategies. The Big Game Attitude Survey will be mailed to randomly selected resident and nonresident hunters who will also have the opportunity to participate online if they prefer.
- May and June 2022 – CPW is hosting stakeholder workshops and public meetings to provide opportunities to review and discuss possible alternative strategies.
- September and November 2022 – The Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider proposed policy and regulatory changes with opportunities for further public comment.
For more information on hunting in Colorado, visit the CPW Hunt Big Game website or explore the Learn to Hunt Webinar Series.
CO 149 east of Creede: Bridge over Rio Grande
to be inspected next week
MINERAL COUNTY ― The Colorado Department of Transportation will perform an inspection of the bridge structure over the Rio Grande on CO Highway 149, just two miles east of Creede at mile point 18.8. The bridge inspection is expected to take one day to complete, on Monday Oct. 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Motorists will encounter full stops, lane shifts and one-lane alternating traffic guided by flagging personnel and a pilot vehicle. Travelers should expect up to 20 minute delays and allow themselves extra travel time. A speed reduction of 40 MPH will be in place and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when approaching and driving through the work zone over the bridge.
Prescribed Burning Planned
At Great Sand Dunes National Park
ALAMOSA COUNTY – As part of Great Sand Dunes National Park’s hazardous fuels reduction efforts, fire managers from the park in partnership with Rio Grande National Forest are preparing to conduct a prescribed burn on up to 3,300 acres near the park’s northern boundary. The project area is located south of Baca Grande Subdivision, and approximately three miles south of Crestoneo. The fire operation will remain west of Liberty Road. Temporary closures along Liberty Road may occur during the operation to ensure public health and safety when firefighters are at work there. Two burn windows are being proposed: October 26-29 or November 8-12, if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. These dates occur between hunting seasons and were selected to reduce impacts to recreational users on adjacent public lands where hunting is allowed. Hunting is not allowed within the national park where the prescribed burn will take place. Smoke will be visible from the Crestone and Baca Grande Subdivision, Colorado State Highway 17, and other locations in the San Luis Valley.
Adams State Production
“You are What You” opens Oct. 27
ALAMOSA – Adams State University Theatre presents the dark comedy “You are What You” written by Mora V. Harris and directed by Kathylee Duran. While the play has lots of emotion, there are also a lot of laughs. “You are What You” is about competitive eater Francie who is desperate to find a way to help her younger sister Trisha eat. When celebrity chef Electra Sinclair arrives on their doorstep, she thinks she may have found just the thing to set Trisha on the road to recovery. Yet Trisha’s illness worsens as she begins seeing visions of a talking Pot Roast, and Francie becomes distracted by an ex hell-bent on exploiting her in a cogent work of non-fiction. The sisters struggle to take care of each other and nourish themselves in this comedy about learning from the things we crave.
Public performances of “You are What You” run at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-30, in the Xperimental Theatre. Tickets are $9, $8 for seniors and students, and free to Associated Students and Faculty with current Adams State identification. The production is recommended for ages 16 and older. All audience members are required to wear masks while inside the Theatre Building. The box office number is 719-587-8499.