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Colorado: Cfs 14,700, Fishing is not productive due to huge runoff and poor clarity. Please remember if you are fishing in creeks, you have the potential of hurting fish populations due to rainbow spawning grounds. Rainbows have laid and fertilized eggs in these creeks, which are yours and your children’s future fish. Roaring Fork (lower) (Carbondale to Glenwood): Cfs 5,980, Fishing is not productive due to huge runoff and poor clarity. Roaring Fork (middle) (Basalt to Carbondale): Cfs 2,600, Fishing is not productive due to huge runoff and poor clarity. Roaring Fork (upper)(Aspen to Basalt): Cfs 2,300, Fishing is not productive due to huge runoff and poor clarity. Crystal: Cfs 1,400, Fishing is not productive due to huge run off and poor clarity.Fryingpan: Cfs 155, Hatches: midge nymphs, mysis shrimp, caddis nymphs, beatis nymphs and dries. Flies: mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), frying pan emerger (18-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), cdc beatis dries (18-22). Hints: Blue wing olive hatches have been superb. Look for areas where other fisher people are not located due to large volume of fishing pressure. Mid morning and evening hatches are your best bet for dry fly fishing.Other considerations: BarZx Ranch (very, very big fish in ponds but expensive to fish there), Rifle Creek (small fish but great dry fly fishing), Rifle and Harvey Gap reservoirs (pike, bass, blue gills, and trout). For the next three weeks we will have a lot of water. Good time to tie flies and clean your equipment for the season.The Valley Fishing Report is prepared by Colin Taylor, a fishing guide with Roaring Fork Anglers. He can be contacted at (970) 945-0180 or by e-mail at tieoneonoutfitters@hotmail.com.

TRUNK will play at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the Black Nugget in Carbondale.American Defiance and Dead Cowboys will play at 8 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the new Sip and Surf Cyber Cafe, 1248 and a half Railroad Ave., Rifle.Good Shield will play Friday, May 30, at Steve’s Guitars, 19 N. 4th St. in Carbondale. $10 donation. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30. For information call 963-3304.Friday is open mike night at 8 p.m. at the Short Stop in El Jebel. Country D.J. with JD the Marlboro Man 8 p.m. Saturdays; Thursday ladies’ night with free drinks for ladies from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Karaoke and D.J. dancing from 9 p.m. to close. The Dags will play rock and roll at 9 p.m. Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, at O’Leary’s Saloon in Rifle. Classy karaoke is Wednesday and Sunday at 9 p.m.The Jess Pluckett Band plays at 9 p.m. Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, at the Winchester Night Club in Rifle. Saturday is Hawaiian night.Karaoke starts at 7 p.m. every Thursday. Call 625-0380 for details. Workin’ Man’s Blues with Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees every Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Black Nugget Saloon, 4th and Main, Carbondale. For information call 963-4498.Basic blues harmonica workshop, an overview of common techniques, is from 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Colorado Mountain College Lappala Center, Carbondale and from 6-9:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at teh CMC center in Aspen. For information call Rob Tepper, 927-2611.A Healing Sounds workshop will offered by Judy Piazza from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 15, at Aspen Health & Harmony, at the Wind River Tree Farm on Highway 82 in El Jebel. Piazza will also present a fram drum workshop the same day at 7 p.m. For information call Laurie Loeb at 963-2798.

A fundraiser for a swimming pool at the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the community center in-line skating rink. Munchies, beverages, 50s music. Bridges High School graduation ceremony is at 5 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the ski lodge at Sunlight Mountain Resort.The Eagles, 312 7th St., Glenwood Springs, will serve Navajo tacos from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 30. $5 a plate.A birthday bash for folks turning 50 and fundraiser for a swimming pool at the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be held from 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 30, at the community center in-line skating rink. Hosted by a bunch of community folks turning 50. Munchies, beverages and music.The Church of God of Prophecy is holding a yard sale/bake sale on Fri., May 30 and Sat., May 31 t 8 a.m., 43 West 8th Street, Rifle. Lots of household items and furniture. Donations are accepted, but please no clothing. All proceeds benefit the church’s food bank, which helps many locals in the area. For more information, please call 625-5531 or 625-6187. Applications currently are being accepted for the 2003 Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Contest. Applications must be returned to the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association office by Friday, May 30. To sponsor a contestant or for more information, call Raelyn at 945-6589 or Ginger Watts at 945-8169.Defiance Community Players presents “A Defiant Affair,” an evening of one-act plays with hors d’oeuvres and drinks at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, at the Blue Acacia Playhouse, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs. Tickets $10 at the door.The Aspen Valley Community Foundation Springboard requests grant proposals from nonprofit organizations. Applications available from the Aspen Valley Community Foundation offices, 110 East Hallam, Suite 126 in Aspen or by calling 925-9300. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 30.The Glenwood Springs Association of REALTORS will host its annual invitational at Iron Bridge Golf Course Friday, May 30. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds go to college scholarships. For information call the association at 945-9762.The first annual Colorado Yagatta Regatta ill be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7, on the Colorado River and at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Kayak races, rafting, music, food. Benefits the Cooper Corner Social Center in Glenwood Springs. Admission $15 in advance, $20 June 7, kids $10.


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