Rainbow trout fishing has improved at places such as Canyon Ferry, Holter and Hauser reservoirs.
HELENA — A stopgap budget maneuver backed by Montana U.S. Sen. Steve Daines that tapped entrance fee-funded reserves to help keep Yellowstone and other national parks open during the federal government shutdown this winter has been ruled illegal by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Three hunters were injured in two separate grizzly bear attacks on the west side of the Gravelly Mountains earlier this week.
Thursday, Montrose County and outdoor enthusiasts got the news they’d been hoping for: The Bureau of Land Management issued a decision to lease about 44 acres of public land to Montrose County, which will enable the county to develop the long-hoped for Shavano Gateway Recreation Area.
Last summer the Bull Draw Fire swept across 36,000 acres of the Uncompahgre Plateau. For over two months, despite the best efforts of firefighters, the fire ravaged some of the most rugged and wildest real estate in western Colorado. The rains of early October finally extinguished the fiery monster.