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“Too many uncontrollables”: From coronavirus to wildfires, Colorado’s hunting season brings a slew of uncertainties

While the long-term outlook for wildlife could benefit from the reshaping of the forest, less habitat plus more hunters equals a problem.

More Colorado fishing holes have closed this year than in the past 10. Anglers are rushing to fill their freezers.

Bad algae, low water levels and even intake repairs are putting fisheries out of commission. And nobody wants perfectly fine fish to go to waste, leading to “salvage” declarations.

Opinion: Nature deserves better treatment. Let’s be stewards, not users.

Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

A lawsuit and a group of hikers, climbers and paddlers are pressuring Colorado Parks and Wildlife to adjust the new rule, which applies to people who aren’t hunting and fishing.

Hunting, fishing licenses required (even if you don’t hunt or fish) for hundreds of Colorado wildlife areas

Rule approved last month applies to State Wildlife Areas and State Trust Lands, which can contain popular stretches for boating and other recreation

You’re not supposed to travel more than 10 miles for outdoor recreation during Colorado’s safer-at-home phase

Entering the height of Colorado’s outdoor recreation season, Gov. Jared Polis has ordered people not to travel more than 10 miles from their homes for exercise. “You can make the sacrifice of going to your second or third favorite park,” he said.

Colorado is owed 9,900 acres by the federal government. But getting that land could mean no more recreating on it.

The federal government wants to settle a 143-year-old debt to Colorado with a grant of 9,900 acres across 16 counties. Some of those grants would block access to hunting, fishing on adjacent BLM land.

Judge vacates part of protection decision on cutthroat trout species found in Colorado, New Mexico

The Rio Grande cutthroat was the first North American trout to be recorded by Spanish explorers centuries ago.

Fish ladders and boat chutes part of a massive dam rebuild on the Arkansas River

In the process of rebuilding a diversion to get river water to thirsty cities, Colorado Springs and Aurora collaborated with wildlife, environmental and recreational interests for ambitious infrastructure upgrade

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor opportunity: Open state lands to public access

These cutthroat trout survived in only one Colorado creek, until it was choked out by wildfire ash

Now their offspring are getting a fresh start after hitching a ride in saddlebags up a mountain stream

Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

“You fall in and you are not getting out”: Rio Grande in southern Colorado closed because of high runoff

Police are warning people to stay away from the raging waterway, which last year was a placid stream. San Luis Valley ranchers, meanwhile, are celebrating.

First efforts to revive populations of Colorado’s state fish seemed fruitless. Then the greenback cutthroat trout surprised everyone — again.

The species -- previously considered extinct -- is thriving in Herman Gulch, off Interstate 70, after initial stocking attempts now appear to be successful

After long regarding the South Platte as not much more than a sewer, is metro Denver ready to love its river?

With a flurry of projects completed and the huge River Mile development on the horizon, the river's proponents see the narrative changing.

John Davenport fly fishes in the South Platte River