• Prairie View students head to Barr Lake park for ecological field trip

    BRIGHTON — Prairie View High School biology students were invited to attend and participate in a local biology learning experience and clean-up project last month.

    The students gained first-hand knowledge of their classroom biology themes that they will study in class and also earned community service hours while helping out a local biological area.

  • 'Eagle Brigade' volunteers sought to protect young eagle from traffic

    ADAMS COUNTY — A young bald eagle whose parents built a nest a few yards away from E-470’s 120th Avenue interchange in Adams County is nearly ready to make its first flight. It’s hoped the youngster won’t be tempted to play in tollway traffic.

    Taking steps to prevent that from happening, the Raptor Education Foundation is recruiting volunteers to serve as eagle monitors to help steer the fledging out of harm’s way.

  • Adams County employee wellness program receives national award

    BRIGHTON — United Healthcare presented the Adams County Board of Commissioners with the company’s prestigious 2012 “Well Deserved Golden Apple Award” March 20 in honor of the county’s employee wellness program.
        The award is given to employers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being through worksite wellness programs.

  • Emergency fish salvage under way at Barr Lake

        BRIGHTON — A drought-caused public fish salvage started Monday at Barr Lake.
    Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the drought is causing high irrigation demands in the lake. As a result, water levels are being drained to a conservation level of 442 acre-feet.
        The salvage piece helps the lake use the fish resource. Visitors need a state parks pass ($7 per day; $70 for the year) and a valid fishing license. All legal fishing methods are OK.

  • Three of a kind

        Ask any mom, triplets are exciting news.

  • Sand Creek Greenway clean-up set

        COMMERCE CITY – The eighth annual REI/Sand Creek Greenway Volunteer Work Day will be from 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 3, at the Smith Road Trailhead west of Havana Street.
        It’s a joint project between the greenway partnership, Denver Parks and Recreation, Aurora Parks Recreation and Open Space and Commerce City Parks and Recreation.

  • Westminster’s 100 years includes long-gone fishing holes

        A community’s history and the outdoors side of that history go hand in hand.  Invariably, a community’s early history was more tied to and offered more outdoors experiences than our larger, modern and far more urbanized communities today. It is how the communities grew yet latched on to some of the outdoors.

  • A round-up of outdoor news

        Most big-game hunters have been advised of their application draw results, but not all have received their refund checks. Refunds will be minus the $3 application fee and each refund will be issued separately for a specific species.
        Preference points should be monitored carefully by hunters, because they enhance one’s application success in future years. Preference point status can be checked on the DOW website “Hunting/Big Game Page.”

  • It’s time to go fishing and help a great cause

        With a record-breaking spring runoff about to create near flood conditions on our favorite streams and rivers, and lake and reservoir water temperatures still below ideal catching levels, anglers are looking for some sure-fire fishing opportunities.
        Two upcoming fishing tournaments are just the solution. One offers anglers a combination fun, competitive day on the water with a very worthy charitable cause, the American Cancer Society, that will be hosting the annual Relay for Life events all along the Front Range in June.

  • Barr Lake State Park celebrates bald eaglet hatch

        BRIGHTON – Barr Lake State Park is celebrating the annual spring hatching of its clutch of eaglets.
        For almost 25 years, bald eagles have nested in Barr Lake’s wildlife refuge. The habitat of Barr Lake is perfect for one pair of nesting bald eagles with large old cottonwoods, rich food sources and little disturbance.