Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Gov. Bill Ritter today announced he has nominated two new members to the Colorado Wildlife Commission.


The new appointees are Kenneth M. "Mark" Smith of Center and John W. Singletary of Pueblo.


Smith is manager of Bosselman's Meadow Ranch. He has decades of agriculture, land-management and wildlife experience. In 2008, he was nominated by Field & Stream magazine as a "Hero of Conservation." He currently serves on the Division of Wildlife Habitat Partnership Program State Council, Ducks Unlimited and the state Sportsman Advisory Group.


Singletary is a real-estate broker, farmer and rancher. He is chairman of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District and serves on the Pueblo County Planning and Zoning Committee. He previously served on the Wildlife commission in 1998-99 and previously was appointed to the State Parks and Recreation Board.


The appointments are for four years, expiring March 1, 2013, and require Senate confirmation.


The nine-member Colorado Wildlife Commission is responsible for licensing requirements and the promulgation of rules, regulations and orders concerning wildlife programs in Colorado.   


For more information about Colorado boards and commissions, or to obtain an application, visit the Boards and Commission website, e-mail boards@state.co.us, or call 303.866.6380.