Fishing

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All ages show up for annual Cortez Fishing Derby

About 90 fishing poles lined the edge of the pond in Parque de Vida on Saturday evening during the eighth annual Cortez Fishing Derby.The event, organized by the Cortez Parks, Recreation and...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Keep all the fish you catch, and be paid for pike

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has announced a couple of unusual fishing opportunities in reservoirs in the state.An emergency fish salvage at Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, west of Antonito in Conejos...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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Dolores Trout Unlimited wins award for climate study

The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited has received an Exemplary Project Award for a long-term climate change study on the Upper Dolores River. The chapter, in cooperation with the...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Questions mount around raising hunting, fishing fees

DENVER – A measure that would increase the cost of hunting, fishing and exploring Colorado’s state parks has cleared the state Houses, but questions about its implications mount as it heads to the...

DATE: April 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fish study to begin at Pastorius Reservoir

If you’re fishing at Pastorius Reservoir and catch a rainbow trout without a fin, Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to know about it. Spokesman Joe Lewandowski says CPW is trying to determine the...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores water district bans boating at Totten Lake

The Dolores Water Conservancy District board voted unanimously on Thursday to close Totten Lake to all boating to prevent contamination by non-native quagga and zebra mussels. The mussels, which...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma irrigation company bans boats at Narraguinnep

Narraguinnep Reservoir has been closed to all boating to avoid an invasive mussel contamination, according to lake managers. The permanent boating ban went into effect Tuesday, said Brandon...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Spring runoff red-flags Animas aquatic life

Water samples taken from the Animas River during the season’s first spring runoff since August’s Gold King Mine spill raise a “red flag” for potential harm to aquatic life in the waterway. On Feb....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Climate study shows trouble for Dolores Basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fear of invasive mussel spreads to two Cortez-area reservoirs

Managers of Groundhog and Narraguinnep reservoirs are considering controlling boat access to prevent contamination of the troublesome quagga and zebra mussels. The lakes are owned by the Montezuma...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Business owners critical of McPhee plan

A plan by McPhee Reservoir managers to block lake access when boat inspectors are absent would hurt the local economy, business owners said Monday. David Smith, of McPhee Boat Rentals, and Tom...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News