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– Annual spring closures for the Roaring Fork River and Colorado River by the Colorado Division of Wildlife are in effect until May 15.

Closures on the Roaring Fork River include 50 yards upstream and downstream at the confluences with Fourmile Creek and Threemile Creek, as well as a half-mile up those creeks. Closures on the Colorado River include 50 yards upstream and downstream at the confluences with Grizzly Creek, No Name and Canyon Creek and a half mile up those creeks as well.

The closures protect spawning rainbow trout, which congregate at the confluences of several tributaries to the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Closures also happen in the fall during the brown trout spawning period.



The DOW placed signs near the closures and also list them in the annual fishing regulations brochure. Violators face a minimum $68 fine.

Application deadline for big game limited computer draw licenses is April 1, including deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, bear, sheep and goat. The Colorado Division of Wildlife encourages people to use the online application to meet deadline in time, but application by mail is still available. Applications are available in the 2008 Big Game Brochure, 2008 Sheep/Goat Brochure, are available at the DOW’s website, license agents and from any DOW office.



Registration for the 11th annual La Sportiva Vail Mountain Trail Running Series will begin April 1. The five-race series runs through September and includes events from 5 kilometers to the half-marathon distance.

Register in one event ($25 prior/$35 the day of race), or the entire series prior to June 6 for $115. Register online at http://www.active.com, download an entry form at http://www.vailrec.com and fax or mail entry to Vail Recreation District at 700 South Frontage Road East, Vail, CO 81657.

– June 21: The series begins with a new event, the La Sportiva Summer Solstice Twilight Trail Run, presented by Beaver Creek Resort.

– July 6: Second in the series is the 32nd running of the La Sportiva Vail Hill Climb.

– July 20: Runners can choose either the La Sportiva Berry Picker, a 6.5 mile uphill route. Or the La Sportiva Half Marathon.

– Aug. 10: La Sportiva 10k at 10,000 feet.

– Sept. 7: La Sportiva Evergold 10K.


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