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The Roaring Fork Audubon Aspen Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday, Dec. 14. Meet at Hallam Lake (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) at 7 a.m.

Contact Lindsy Stinnett at ACES at 925-5756 or Tom McConnell at 379-7356. Join Roaring Fork Audubon for the annual Christmas Bird Count. The count circle includes Glenwood Springs and Carbondale and an interesting mix of habitats.

More than 55,000 observers from all 50 states, every Canadian province, parts of Central and South America, Bermuda, the West Indies and Pacific Islands participate in this all-day census of early winter birds.



No experience necessary, come along and learn while we count. A potluck dinner will follow to compile the results. Contact Dave Clark at 963-3479.

Frying Pan Anglers is offering a Fly Tying Class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and a free Entomology class at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Participants will go to the river and identify bugs and relate fly tying materials to actual bugs. Sign up at Frying Pan Anglers in downtown Basalt or call 927-3441.



The 11th annual Ice Fishing Tournament-Rifle Gap State Park will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17th and 18th. The fishing begins at 8 a.m. The event is free to children 17 and younger. Fees will apply to adults.

Each participant must complete and sign a registration form and read the 2009 official rules and regulations for this year’s Ice Fishing Tournament. Go to http://www.riflechamber.com for more information or call (970) 625-2085 ext. 4.

The State of the Roaring Fork Watershed Report was officially released at noon Dec. 4 at the Roaring Fork Watershed Collaborative Water Committee meeting in El Jebel. The Executive Summary and complete State of the Watershed Report are available online at http://www.roaringfork.org/watershedplan. A printed version of the Executive Summary is available at the Roaring Fork Conservancy office at 200 Basalt Center Circle in Basalt.

Roaring Fork Conservancy is the watershed conservation organization in the Roaring

Fork Valley which brings people together to protect local rivers.

For more information call 927-1290 or visit http://www.roaringfork.org.

Help the Roaring Fork Conservancy celebrate Colorado rivers by entering the 2008 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Contest.

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2008 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition, including an amateur category and a professional photographer’s divisions. Organizers are looking for striking digital images of the rivers, streams, wetlands of the Roaring Fork Watershed, which includes the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers, as well as their tributaries.

The deadline for entries is Dec. 31. For more information and contest rules, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/photo.


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