"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Friday, August 7, 2015



KREMMLING, Colo. - Colorado Parks and Wildlife advises all hunters
planning to travel on State Highway 9 this fall that now is the time to
get information, plan an alternate route or anticipate extended delays
due to major road construction. The highway, one of the main routes from
Interstate 70 to prime hunting areas in Colorado's Northwest Region, is
undergoing an extensive two-year improvement project from mile marker
126 at the north edge of Summit County to mile marker 137, south of

After consulting with CPW officials from Hot Sulphur Springs for design
recommendations, and with matching funds raised by area landowners,
concerned citizens and local governments, the Colorado Department of
Transportation's project will feature wider lanes, improved sightlines
and seven wildlife crossings, including two overpasses - the first of
their kind in Colorado. 

Construction will not occur during the winter season, according to CDOT.

"There are several options to get information and we strongly advise
that hunters do that now, then check again when it gets closer to
hunting season," said Area Wildlife Manager Lyle Sidener of Hot Sulphur
Springs. "Construction is very heavy and traffic will be slow on Highway
9 for the duration of the project, but hunters should be able to access
the units they are heading to."

For more information about the project, including construction dates and
alternate routes, hunters can visit http://www.codot.gov/projects/sh9wildlife

<https://www.codot.gov/projects/sh9wildlife> In addition, hunters can
call the project hotline at 970-724-4724, request information by sending
an email to SH9Kremmling@publicinfoteam.com
<SH9Kremmling@publicinfoteam.com> , or contact CPW's area office
in Hot Sulphur Springs at 970-725-6200.