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Big-game applications accepted

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2013 big-game brochures are available and limited license applications are being accepted for big-game hunts. License applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due April 2. The division encourages hunters to apply for licenses online. The 2013 Colorado Big Game brochure is now available at license agents and parks and wildlife offices.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt planners are available to help hunters who have application questions or are looking for areas to hunt. Hunt planners can be reached from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 303-291-7526. The 2013 Colorado Big Game brochure is available online at www.bit.ly/coloradobiggame.

ECCO Easter egg hunt slated

The Elbert County Coalition for Outreach will hold its annual Easter egg hunt March 23 at the Elbert County Fairgrounds in Kiowa. Egg hunts are grouped by age and begin at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

ECCO is also looking for donations of empty plastic Easter eggs and small toys or non-chocolate candy. For more information or to donate, call 303-621-2599.

I-25 travel app available

The Colorado Department of Transportation launched information about the Interstate 25 corridor on CDOT Mobile, a free Smartphone mobile application. CDOT Mobile provides real-time information about highway conditions and traffic.

The application provides speeds, road conditions, road closures, construction activities and feeds from CDOT’s closed-circuit television cameras for the I-25 corridor between Colorado Springs to the south and E-470 to the north.

It also allows travelers to select and save their “favorites,” providing ready access to travel times for their regular commuting route. Information that is available on COtrip.org such as speeds, cameras and road conditions for the entire state is accessible in the CDOT Mobile map.

To download CDOT Mobile, text “CDOT” to 25827, go to www.cotrip.mobi or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store. To access the I-25 interface scroll down and click on the “Check Out I-25” bar.

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