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Outdoor Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Join Rick Lofaro of Roaring Fork Conservancy for an evening of fishing the Crystal River from the Powerhouse Parcel, home to the former hydroelectric powerhouse for Redstone – and some great fishing.

The event is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m. Participants will meet at the Redstone Inn in Redstone.

Learn about the history and importance of this protected riparian parcel. Lofaro will lead the group to the normally off-limits section of river and help with fly selection and casting. This is not a guided trip. Participants must bring their own equipment and have some previous fly fishing experience. Dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.

Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Colorado’s first annual Land Conservation Appreciation Week with the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts is Aug. 23-26.

Roaring Fork Conservancy will be participating by removing barbed-wire fencing to ease travel for elk on the Grange Loadout Conservation Easement located along the Crystal River near Redstone on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events or (970) 927-1290. More details will be provided upon registration.

Le Tour Defiance, a Glenwood Springs mountain bike race, is slated for Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m. The 10-mile race is for riders 10 years old and up.

Register at Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts or the Gear Exchange (Sixth Street in Glenwood).

Call 945-2414 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Half Marathon and 10K is slated for Sunday, Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.

The race begins at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Runners will head up Red Mountain on a closed dirt road to the top. The last five miles are on rolling paths of dirt and gravel. The 10K course extends only 1/5th of the way up the mountain.

For more information, and to register, visit http://www.glenwoodspringshalf.com.

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