A story Wednesday about the removal of non-native fish in the Colorado River misidentified some of the species and locations involved. Northern pike have been found in several private gravel pit ponds east of Rifle and a screen has been placed at Rifle Gap Reservoir to prevent these fish from getting into Rifle Creek. Bluegill are not among species of non-native fish that cause problems to native fish populations. Sterile tiger muskie are stocked only in Harvey Gap. While these non-native fish are in part responsible for the decline in native fish populations, they are only one factor.

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Victim ID’d in Harvey Gap drowning

June 15, 2019

The Garfield County Coroner identified Silt resident Justin Yenter, 37, as the victim in a drowning at Harvey Gap Reservoir. According to investigators, Yenter was on a boat in the reservoir when a gust of wind knocked him overboard into the water.

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