Colorado: CFS 1350. Flies to use: beatis dries (16-22), elk hair caddis (12-16), red copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), streamers of all colors (6-8). Hints: Fishing below Glenwood will be strong especially for brown trout; try using big streamers. Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day.

Roaring Fork (lower ” Carbondale to GWS): CFS 531. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day; be careful around any ice.

Roaring Fork (middle ” Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 485. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18), peacock stonefly nymphs (8-12), zebra midge (14-18). Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the warmer part of the day; be careful around any ice, and dress properly.

Roaring Fork (upper ” Aspen to Basalt): CFS 420. Flies to use: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) Hints: Try fishing from around 11 a.m. to 2:30 pm during the warmer part of the day; be careful around any ice.

Crystal: CFS 84. Flies to use: red copper john (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), bread crust (14-18), blood prince (14-18), black pheasant tail (14-18), green copper john (12-18), flash back pheasant tail (10-16). Hints: Water levels are low, and ice blockage will make conditions difficult to fish; be careful and dress properly.

Frying Pan: CFS 83. Flies to use: mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22). Hints: Great time of year to be on the Pan; with fewer crowds, fish see less pressure and are easier to trick to eat the fly.

Other considerations: Weather conditions will now begin to place fishing on hold. Try looking into travel destinations to warmer places. For more information, please contact

The Odd Fellows Bookcliff Lodge #45 will host bingo at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, in the South Hall at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

Glenwood Springs’ community blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Glenwood City Hall’s City Council chambers. Free cholesterol screenings. Information: 244-2555.

Glenwood Springs Elementary School is having a winter clothing drive Dec. 4 and 5. Donations can be brought to the front hall of GSES at 915 School St. Information: 384-5483.

Kids ages 3-5 can make a holiday craft project at a Kinder Kraft Clinic

10-11 a.m. Thursdays at Carbondale Town Hall. Dec. 4 and 11: Fun with Santa’s Elves. Information: 704-4115 or 704-4116.

Cub Scout Pack 223 of Rifle is conducting a toy drive through Dec. 5. Donations can be made at boxes at Ben Franklin, Rifle City Market, Wal-Mart, Gofer Foods and Gold Star Realty. Information: 625-5453.

A Christmas art display featuring art by local students will be shown in downtown stores 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Shoppers are encouraged to visit stores and vote on their favorites; carolers will also be traveling the area, and Santa Claus will be at his workshop in Centennial Park.

The Board of Directors of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Chamber Ambassadors and the chamber staff will host December’s Business After Hours Friday, Dec. 5, at the Chamber, 1102 Grand Ave. All chamber members and their guests are invited to stop in from 5-7 p.m. for food and holiday cheer.

The Redstone Art Foundation presents a half-day workshop, “Sculpting Father Christmas,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Church at Redstone. Total cost is $25 for all supplies, and you will return home with a unique Christmas decoration. Information/registration: Jane Munsell, 704-9539.

International recording artist John Adams will perform with his band and the Sopris Elementary Singers in a holiday concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. The concert benefits the Windstar Colorado Connection and the Sopris Elementary School Music Department. Tickets are $12 at the door, from Sopris Elementary students and at Robin’s Hallmark Store on Grand Avenue. Information: 945-7225.

The first annual Country Hoedown in the Barn fund-raiser for Sopris Therapy Services will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Aspen Equestrian Center, Highway 82 and County Road 100 (behind Catherine Store). Preview Silent Auction items from 3-4 p.m. and enjoy wine and hors d’ouevres. $25 per adult. Information: or 920-7893.

Sunlight Mountain Resort will host the 12th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, with proceeds going to the animal shelters of Garfield County. Pre-register at Summit Canyon Mountaineering (until Dec. 6) for $17; day-of-race registration begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 7 at Sunlight’s day lodge. Information: 945-7491 or 945-6994 or

The Carbondale Recreation Department is organizing a trip to see the Grand Junction Dinner Theater’s production of “The Sound of Music,” on Sunday, Dec. 7. Lunch is served at noon; show starts at 1:30 p.m. The recreation van will depart Carbondale Town Hall at 10 a.m., and there is a limited sign-up available. Cost is $35. Information/registration: 704-4115.

The Glenwood Springs Eagles Auxiliary will hold its yearly Christmas Boutique from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Vendors’ deadline is Nov. 28. Information/reservations: 379-4571 or 945-6004.

A special holiday lunch hour for preschoolers will include caroling, presents for the kiddies and a Christmas story read by Santa himself, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Carbondale Town Hall. The cost is $10, with lunch, gifts and activities included. Pre-registration required; call Carbondale Recreation at 704-4115.

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