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Utah farmer Kevin Cotner and his wife Kayleen in front of the Capitol building.  By Randy Scholfield It’s no secret that ranchers and conservationists haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. “We don’t usually sit down at the table with these folks,” said Kevin Cotner, a tall, mustachioed Utah farmer who [ READ MORE... ]
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Colorado pikeminnow: don't talk trash about natives (credit: U.S Fish and Wildlife) By Randy Scholfield Ugly fish. Trash fish. Suckers. Chubs. A lot of native fish in our rivers don’t get no respect. Many anglers consider them good for nothing, except for throwing back—way back onto the bank. But [ READ MORE... ]
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Fifth-grade students at Gilpin Elementary check out trout eggs that recently arrived.  by Dan Omasta It seemed like any other school day when Avery and Sammy stepped off the bus in the morning, except they knew this day was different. It was Tuesday--and that meant that the trout eggs had made the [ READ MORE... ]
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A unique species of native cutthroat on Abrams Creek: help is on the way.  By Randy Scholfield Living with less water—that’s the reality facing all of us who depend on the Upper Colorado River for our drinking water, food production, and outdoor recreation. A recent scientific paper found that the [ READ MORE... ]
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Will McDermott standing atop the Wolf Shaft near the historic Kirwin Mining district outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming. Note: In 2017, for the second consecutive year, TU’s Colorado Abandoned Mine Land Program was able to bring on a summer intern. The previous year, TU worked with Colorado School of [ READ MORE... ]
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Volunteers planting willows on the Fraser earlier this year.  The fish are returning to Fraser Flats. It took years of vision and persistence, but Trout Unlimited’s long-game strategy of collaboration on the Upper Colorado River is paying big dividends for anglers and local communities that depend [ READ MORE... ]
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By Corinne Doctor Corinne Doctor.jpg Being part of the seventh generation in my family to call Colorado home, I sometimes take the outdoor playground that this great state provides for granted. People move here to take part in all that our state has to offer, a huge [ READ MORE... ]
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By Randy Scholfield My Dad is slowing down. He is 85, and fighting Parkinson’s, so he has every right to slow down. That doesn’t make it any easier to see him struggle. He needs help buttoning his shirt now and has problems walking. I was back in Kansas recently and he wanted to go fishing—he [ READ MORE... ]
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Wyoming rancher Jackson Ramsay leaning against headgate improved with help from Trout Unlimited. (Photo credit: Jim Paussa/Aspen Journalism) by Randy Scholfield Conventional wisdom held that there would always be deep-seated hostility and endless conflict between agriculture producers and [ READ MORE... ]
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By Cary Denison In early May 2009, a few years before being hired by Trout Unlimited, I stood beside my friend Paul and rubbernecked at what I can best describe, using local western Colorado jargon, as a “crick” (too small to be regarded a creek). Not much more than two feet across at the widest [ READ MORE... ]
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