Pitkin County looks to beef up oil and gas regulations

February 28, 2010

Janet Urquhart
Aspen correspondent
[Glenwood Springs] Post Independent

Most notably, say county officials, the proposed new regulations would strengthen the water-quality standards and monitoring requirements that would be applied to oil and gas operations. The application process would also become more detailed and demanding. Read more

Parker reservoir ready for water

February 28, 2010

The Denver Post

Parker Water & Sanitation District officials announced that construction of the Rueter-Hess Reservoir — which is 180 feet deep and spans 1,400 acres — has reached a stage where water can be received.


Shell drops bid for Yampa River water

February 24, 2010

Denver Post – Mark Jaffe

Shell Exploration and Production Co. has dropped its bid for a 15 billion- gallon water right on the Yampa River, citing a slowdown in its oil-shale development program. Read more

Denver Angling Society Luncheon

February 22, 2010

Featured Speaker Kerry Caraghar
March 4th @ the Denver Athletic Club

Join fellow anglers and downtown Denver professionals for “Fishing Within an Hour of Denver.” Kerry Caraghar, Fishing Manager at Orvis Cherry Creek, will share some of the best fly fishing day-trips within an hour of the Denver metro area.

$25 includes lunch and keynote presentation. Space is limited, but please forward this announcement to colleagues and friends! RSVP by clicking here or contact Erica Stock estock@tu.org (303) 440-2937.

Denver Angling Society Luncheons are hosted by Colorado Trout Unlimited and occur on the first Thursday of every month from 12-1pm at the Denver Athletic Club.  Visit www.cotrout.org for more information regarding future speakers and events.

And don’t forget to also JOIN US NEXT MONTH on April 8th for “Great Colorado Hatches,” a riveting presentation by Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Expeditions.  Bill will speak about two of Colorado’s most legendary hatches: the Arkansas Caddis hatch and the Gunnison Salmonfly hatch.

Travelers Notebook: Time really flies at fishing camp

February 22, 2010

“Sweet”, “incredible,” “awesome,” “the most fun I’ve ever had” all come to mind when I think of my time at the Colorado Trout Unlimited River Conservation and Fly Fishing Youth Camp.

The TU camp has been held in summer annually at a private ranch near Basalt for several years. If every one who attends in coming years has as much fun as I did, it will be around for decades to come. The camp’s main focus is to teach coming generations about the importance of conservation through many really fun activities, not the least of which is fly fishing.


‘Islands of moisture’

February 22, 2010

Groups work to restore wildlife protection in wetlands

The groups support federal legislation, S.787, which was introduced last year to clarify the Corps role in enforcing the Clean Water Act, said Jim Murphy of the National Wildlife Federation.

The bill, as introduced, would give the Corps permit authority over habitats like those of concern to the wildlife groups.

“The legislation would get regulation back to where it was,” said Steve Moyer of Trout Unlimited.


Colorado Trout Unlimited Launches Raffle for Buddy Trip of a Lifetime!

February 22, 2010

Drawing on June 30, 2010. Trip dates are Sat. Sept. 18 – Tues. Sept. 21, 2010. Ticket price is $20.

Raffle Winner and Each of Three Guests Receive:

  • Flights to Denver International Airport (continental U.S. only)
  • $1,000 shopping spree to Charlie’s FlyBox (American Angler’s 2009 Retailer of the Year)
  • Private flight to Wyoming Guest Ranch
  • 4 days premier fishing with a personal guide
  • 3 nights lodging and all the amenities at the ranch
  • Gourmet meals and hospitality beyond compare
  • Commemorative Memory Book and DVD

For more information about the raffle or to purchase a ticket, visit www.cyoraffles.com.