Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited Conservation Auction

October 29, 2009

The Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its Annual Conservation Auction on Tuesday, November 17. The doors will open at 6:30 pm. Admission is free.

The event will help raise funds for the chapter’s conservation activities such as Cheeseman Canyon trail maintenance, help fund a graduate fellowship at Colorado State University Department of Fish Biology and Wildlife, and the chapter’s stream improvement activities.

More than 150 items will be available for bid through a silent auction and a traditional verbal auction. Items to auctioned include fishing trips, fishing equipment, professionally tied flies, art items, and much more.

The event will be held at Terrace Gardens, 13065 East Briarwood Avenue in Englewood (just south of Arapahoe Road, 2 miles east of I-25). Please contact Bill Richards at 303-909-1375 or go to for more information or directions.

Study to determine origin of sediment in Lightner Creek

October 29, 2009

by Dale Rodebaugh – [Durango] Herald Staff Writer

Buck Skillen, a board member of Trout Unlimited and a water-quality monitor for River Watch, a Colorado Division of Wildlife program, has called attention to the inconsistent clarity of Lightner Creek for five years, Maloney said. This summer enough people were listening to form a task force, with Maloney assigned to coordinate efforts. Read more

Groups seek protection for streams

October 29, 2009

BY BOBBY MAGILL • • October 29, 2009

Colorado Trout Unlimited and Clean Water Action say they fear pollution could threaten trout habitat and drinking water for cities along the Front Range because some of the region’s water supply originates in streams that may be unregulated because the streams can’t be navigated by boat and are dry some of the year.

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Pitkin County water rights could boost Roaring Fork River

October 28, 2009

Janet Urquhart
The Aspen Times

Pitkin County is poised to loan its water rights to boost flows in the Roaring Fork River — an unprecedented move made possible by state legislation adopted last year. Read more

Info The diplomacy of water

October 27, 2009

Review of Water and the West: The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West (Second Edition) from High Country News – by Matt Jenkins

Now, Water and the West is back, in a second edition with a new preface and epilogue. Many good books on the topic have followed in its wake, but Water and the West remains the single most important source for understanding the origins of (and the seemingly incomprehensible political gyrations behind) the 1922 Colorado River Compact. Read more

Pipeline critics get a seat at the table

October 23, 2009

Casper Star-Tribune Online – Editorial

Public hearings in southwest Wyoming have shown overwhelming objections to Million’s project. Residents are worried that it could hurt local industry, curtail future growth in Green River and Rock Springs, and threaten a world-class fishery. Read more

Williams looks to help repair Clear Creek

October 21, 2009

By Charlie Meyers
The Denver Post

First, as a board member of West Denver Trout Unlimited, he [Miles Williams] served as director of the heralded Golden Mile project that breathed a $250,000 revival into the creek just upstream from the town of Golden. Work was completed last year.

Now he has taken the lead in a similar surge of fundraising for what will be the Courtney Riley Cooper Park in Idaho Springs.