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November 28, 2016
Park Switches to Winter Hours
Park switches to Winter Hours Schedule and will be open Monday through Friday and closed on weekends.

150th Anniversary News Releases:

1,000 join in weekend of ceremonies, events to mark 150 years since Sand Creek Massacre Massacre, Mistrust, and Misery - December 2014
The Sand Creek Massacre - November 2014
The Letter and the Leaders - October 2014
Lone Bear's Family and the Sand Creek Massacre - September 2014
The August Proclamation and the Third Colorado Cavalry - August 2014
Evans' "Proclamation to the Friendly Indians" - July 2014
Hungate Family Murdered - June 2014
Murder of Chief Lean Bear Results in Revenge - May 2014
Colorado in the Civil War - April 2014
The Gold Rush and the Plains of Colorado -March 2014
A Tale of Two Treaties - February 2014
The Southern Cheyenne Odyssey - January 2014

Informational Bulletins and Briefs:
What's in a Word? - Information on use of the word "Militia" from seasonal ranger Jeff Campbell.



Natural Resource Bulletins and Briefs:
Birds - A summary of some of the bird species.
Cottonwoods - Notes on the trees of Sand Creek.
Fish - Study results on what fish can be found in Sand Creek.
Hydrogeology - Information on the creek's course.
Pollen Project - Analysis on pollen in soils samples.
Prairie Dogs - Details of this important high plains genus.
Rare Species - Some Threatened and Endangered Species use Sand Creek in migrations or as their homes.
Site Location Study Brief - A condensed version of the Site Location Study.
Soils - Sandy and loamy, humans can impact soils and plants greatly.
Special Resource Study Brief - A reduced version of the Special Resource Study.
Vegetation - The high plains boasts important native grasses and plants.
Wetlands - Despite the dry conditions, Sand Creek can boast high groundwater levels and riparian areas.




 
Safety Bulletins and Briefs:
Dehydration- On the dry high plains, thirst can be an important issue.
Heat Exhaustion- In summer, temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees.
Lightning- Thunderstorms often sweep across Sand Creek.
Plague- Prairie dogs can suffer from this disease and potentially pass it to humans.
Rattlesnakes- 95% of rattlesnake bites result from people harassing or moving the snake; this brief details ways to avoid bites from the remaining 5%.
Ticks- May carry Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Tornadoes- Safety tips regarding these forces of nature.
 

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910 Wansted
POB 249

Eads, CO 81036-0249

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(719) 438-5916

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