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by Randy Scholfield The drought crisis in California is serving as a wakeup call to Colorado River water users, including sportsmen and farmers and ranchers, who look at the finger-pointing and blame-gaming in the Golden State and agree: Let's not go there. In a recent release, Trout Unlimited and [ READ MORE... ]
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For thousands of years, they've hung on in the rugged headwater streams of Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado--but today, Southwest native trout are America's most imperiled trout. And it's time to act if we want to save them for future generations.  That was the overriding message on April [ READ MORE... ]
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Bisbee Tour: Elizabeth Russell and Jason Willis (TU), Tom Calhoun, Mike Stewart, and Jordan Sisson (Freeport).   By Elizabeth Russell I first visited Bisbee, Arizona, in 1995 while working as a park ranger at a nearby National Monument.  I made the 75-mile trek across the vast desert landscape in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Kevin Terry Most avid anglers in Colorado have some degree of experience with reservoir operations and how they can make or break a good day on the river. On one hand, we often rely on tailwaters to keep us from getting remote-control thumb and vice neck during long winters. On the other, we [ READ MORE... ]
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by Randy Scholfield Snow flurries began to whirl out of a steel-gray sky, and temperatures plummeted. But the crowd of hunters and anglers gathered on the steps of the state Capitol in Denver was just getting warmed up. "Hands off our public lands!" a speaker shouted. The group roared its approval [ READ MORE... ]
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Satellite transmitter will allow ranchers to remotely monitor flows and irrigation headgate.  By Jesse Kruthaupt I was standing there looking at a trickle running down a very large ditch thinking, “Man, it’s going to be hard to irrigate with that.” It was the summer of 2012, and I was visiting with [ READ MORE... ]
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blog BY rscholfield ON December 17 - 0 COMMENTS
Victory on Hermosa!
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Thank-you ad to lawmakers that appeared in the Durango Herald this week.  by Ty Churchwell Last week, a bill to permanently protect the Hermosa Creek watershed—a major Trout Unlimited focus area for preservation—received  final approval in the U.S. Senate and will now go to President Obama for his [ READ MORE... ]
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Thompson Divide: high quality habitat worth protecting By Aaron Kindle Earlier this week, the White River National Forest (WRNF) in western Colorado released its Record of Decision for managing oil and gas leasing on the forest. The decision is being hailed by sportsmen as a balanced approach to [ READ MORE... ]
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  By Kyle Perkins Hundreds of people turned out for a public hearing Saturday in Salida, Colo., to show support for a Browns Canyon National Monument. The droves of “I support a Browns Canyon National Monument” stickers were visible evidence of the overwhelming support, along with speaker after [ READ MORE... ]
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Check this out: On a beautiful October evening, a crowd gathered in downtown Denver to watch Browns Canyon come alive on the façade of the McNichols Building, in an eye-popping display of light and images. The Oct. 17 event, called “Browns Canyon Live,” was sponsored by Sportsmen for Browns Canyon [ READ MORE... ]
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