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Outdoors news, notes and other random tidbits

The North American Fly Fishing Classic, a fly casting and fishing competition, will be June 10-12 in Basalt.The singles event features divisions for men, women and juniors (16 and younger) with an accuracy course determining the majority of the points. The distance casting will be used as a tiebreaker.Nine-foot, 5-weight rods will be used, and each participant will receive a new Orvis WF-5-F Easy Mend fly line for the competition. The top three competitors in each division advance to Sunday’s fishing competition on private waters. The top three finishers from the three divisions earn prize money.There will also be a separate Big Guns Casting Competition just for fun. A 9-foot, 9-weight rod with a 300-grain shooting head will be supplied for participants.The registration fee is $60 per person with $15 of each registration going to a conservation effort to be voted on by the participants. The event is limited to 150 competitors. Information and registration: www. dhflyfishing.com; Hutch Hutchinson, 927-1064; or flycastingcomp@aol.com.

The Colorado River Riders equestrian drill team is recruiting new members. Members must commit to a minimum of one day per week. Tryouts will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Information: Mary Beth, 948-6726.

Community Banks of Aspen is currently registering riders for this year’s “Ride for the Pass” event to benefit the Independence Pass Foundation. The event takes place Saturday, May 21. Pick up registration forms at Community Bank, 210 N. Mill St. in Aspen. Information: 963-4959.

Don’t let a preventable situation turn into a disaster in the wilderness. The Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is offering a Wilderness First Aid Course at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale June 13-14. This intensive, hands-on, introductory course meets all established standards for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training. Participants will gain the confidence and skills to make sound medical decisions in remote settings. Information: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 963-2562.

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