San Juan National Forest – CLOSED #PrayforRain

Due to wildfires, drought, and several other variables, the San Juan National Forest is said to be closed to the public and others beginning June 12th. I'm one who continually encourages others to take care of the wild outdoors. It looks like this summer that will mean staying away from it. --PRAY FOR RAIN! This …

Bear Cautions to Memorial Day Campers

I hope many of you are going to be out camping as you also remember the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. While you're out remember to be safe and bear aware. Department cautions campers to be aware of increased bear activity in the Jemez Mountains JEMEZ – Due to multiple sightings of bear cubs by …

Mussel-Free Colorado Act signed into law by Gov. Hickenlooper

I spent multiple years working for Colorado Parks and Wildlife doing education and inspection for Aquatic Nuisance Species. This is an effort to preserve our clean waters and native fish. It's good news to see the new law signed by Governor John Hickenlooper. Governor John Hickenlooper signs Mussel-Free Colorado Act into law DENVER, Colo. - …

NEW RULES for Aquatic Invasive Species Control – New Mexico

While I often volunteer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife(CPW), I used to work for them at Navajo Lake, which extends into New Mexico. In fact, the majority of this lake is in New Mexico. I educated boaters about aquatic nuisance species, also known as ANS or AIS (aquatic invasive species). At the time our southern …

Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Boat inspections prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species SANTA FE –Boaters will encounter inspection stations at New Mexico lakes this summer as the battle to keep aquatic invasive species out of the state’s waters continues. “The boating public’s cooperation has been essential in our fight to prevent destructive invasive species such as zebra and …

Social Media, Depression and Steps Toward Suicide Prevention

Note: At times it's difficult to think of headlines for blog posts. This one became particularly arduous for me. At the suggestion of a friend the title has been updated. ~Sincerely, Mia I scrolled through the timeline on the FB and saw something that a friend had posted about some guy and his wife. The …

Carroll Wins Gold at World Cup – First of Career

I don't know about you, but I always like to hear of a first timer scoring a win! Carroll Wins Gold at World Cup COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (March 19, 2017) - Ashley Carroll claimed the first World Cup medal of her career when she won gold today in Women’s Trap at the International Shooting Sport …

VOTE! Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher an AAU James E. Sullivan Award Semifinalist

Olympic Gold Medalist Ginny Thrasher an AAU James E. Sullivan Award Semifinalist; Public Vote Opportunity Continues thru March 13 Olympic champion Ginny Thrasher is one of 18 amateur athletes selected as a semifinalist for the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) James E. Sullivan Award. Family, friends, fans and the shooting sports community can now come …

Remington Responds to Misrepresentation by 60 Minutes

REMINGTON RESPONDS TO 60 MINUTES On February 19, 2017, 60 Minutes broadcast a segment about Remington Arms Company, LLC and two tragic incidents which occurred in 2011.  In narrating the details related to each incident, 60 Minutes omitted and misrepresented key facts which would have allowed the viewer to have an accurate and complete understanding …

They’re Taking Our Guns – Do Something About it

It's a common phrase in our industry lately, "They're trying to take our guns." Just about everyone is on social media nowadays, and those who aren't are at least on smartphones following the insane politics in the United States. This week, I've been having technical issues with my computer (Yes. It's a Mac), but the little …