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2016 COPMOBA Tour de Bloom Kokopelli Trail Ride Registration Open!

February 1, 2016
The 27th Annual COPMOBA Tour de Bloom Kokopelli Trail Ride for 2016 registration now open! Limited to 30 riders. Visted the Tour de Bloom website for all the details and to register.

 
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CPW Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Grand Update

February 1, 2016
Colorado Parks & Wildlife Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Grant Update!

Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) released the 2016 Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Grant scores and recommendations for funding. The GREAT news is the COPMOBA Regional Trails Large Construction Grant (Ridgway Trails Project and Spring Creek Trail Connectors) is recommended for FULL funding of $200,000! The bad news is the COPMOBA Uncompahgre Singletrack Planning Grant is not recommended for funding.  

There are two more steps in the process before grants are actually awarded. The initial funding recommendations have to be agreed upon by CPW as their “Funding Strategy” for the year at a meeting to be held on Friday, January 29th. The “Final Funding Approval” meeting is then scheduled for March 9-10.

While we are disappointed the Planning Grant is not recommended for the Uncompahgre Chapter, we will continue to [more...]
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URGENT ACTION Needed!

January 3, 2016
Public Comment Period open until January 11th for COPMOBA Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Grant Applications!

The Ridgway Area Trails (RAT) and Uncompahgre Chapters of COPMOBA and one of our partners, Montrose West Recreation, submitted three CPW Non-Motorized Recreational Trail Grant applications. The first is for a Large Construction Grant: COPMOBA Regional Trails: COPMOBA SW. The second is for a Small Construction Grant: Paradox Trail Reroute: Montrose West Recreation Inc SW. The third is for a Planning Grant: ​​​Dry Creek Trail System: COPMOBA - Uncompahgre Chapter SW. 

CPW invites the public to comment on these applications by January 11th by email or mail. Positive public input is critical to the success of these grant applications! If you enjoy riding the trails in Ridgway, in the Gateway/Nucla/Naturita area, and in Montrose (and want more!), please take time to help us TODAY. This is a very important [more...]
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Mesa Land Trust and COPMOBA Release Video Highlighting Partnerships!

September 14, 2015
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GOCO Outreach Sessions Scheduled

August 31, 2015
Governor John Hickenlooper outlined the next steps for the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative in June 2015 at GOCO’s Outdoors Summit in Denver. He also announced the Colorado Department of Natural Resouces (DNR), in coordination with GOCO, nonprofit organizations and state agencies, will identify 16 important trail gaps, missing trail segments, and unbuilt trails across the state and elevate them to priority projects by 2016. GOCO has scheduled public meetings to give Coloradans an opportunity to learn more about the Colorado the Beautiful initiative and offer input on the 16 Trails in 2016 Project. Please attend the Grand Junction meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 12 pm at 1307 North Avenue! For more information and to see the meeting schedule, click here!
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