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Colorado: CFS 2,150. Hatches: fall caddis and beatis. Flies to use: beatis dries (16-22), elk hair caddis (12-16), red copper johns (10-14), prince nymphs (8-14), streamers of all colors (6-8), Hints: River has finally started to come around in clarity. Fishing below Glenwood will be strong especially for brown trout becoming very aggressive. Try to stay away from creek mouths where brown trout are spawning.

Roaring Fork (Carbondale to Glenwood Springs): CFS 515. Hatches: grasshoppers, tricos, beatis, caddis. Flies: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18) elk hair caddis, trico dries, yellow stimulator (8-14). Hints: Fishing with streamers will become better and better as the fall continues.

Roaring Fork (Basalt to Carbondale): CFS 486. Hatches: tricos, beatis, caddis, green drakes. Flies: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20-incher (14-18) yellow sally dries, elk hair caddis, trico dries.



Roaring Fork (Aspen to Basalt): CFS 437. Hatches: tricos, beatis, caddis, green drakes. Flies: buck skins (14-18), pheasant tails (14-18), beatis emergers, beatis cripples, beatis cdc dries (14-18), disco midge (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), 20 incher (14-18) yellow sally dries, elk hair caddis, trico dries.

Crystal: CFS 45. Hatches: little yellow stone, caddis, beatis nymphs and dries. Flies: red copper john (14-18), prince nymph (14-18), bread crust (14-18), blood prince (14-18), black pheasant tail (14-18) elk hair caddis, stimulators, royal wulff. Hints: Wait a little longer for the morning fishing. Try to fish after 9:30 when the sun hits the water.



Fryingpan: CFS 183. Hatches: green drakes, midge nymphs, mysis shrimp, caddis nymphs and dries, beatis nymphs and dries, rusty spinner. Flies: green drake dries, mysis shrimp (16-20), zebra midge of various colors (16-22), gray and olive RS2s (18-22), cdc beatis dries (18-22). Hints: Water levels are good, look for strong nymph fishing below the dam with no crowds.

Other considerations: BarZx Ranch has very, very big fish in ponds but it’s expensive to fish there, Rifle Creek has small fish but great dry fly fishing, Rifle and Harvey Gap reservoirs have pike, bass, blue gills, and trout. Information on BarZx ranch or any fly fishing questions: fliesinflight.com or 945-0180.

Mid-Valley MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) Group will meet from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Christ Community Church, between Basalt and El Jebel. Information: Wendy Rickard, 927-5154 or Jacy Allen 927-8722.

A workshop, Methamphetamine Abuse Among Women, Friday, Oct. 24, sponsored by Specialized Women’s Services. Information: Stacey Linman, Colorado West Recovery Center, 945-8439 or slinman@cwrmhc.org.

Displays for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month presented by the Aspen Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be up from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Rifle City Market and at the Aspen City Market store from 2-6 p.m. and at the Mid-Valley Health Day in Basalt sponsored by the Alpine Medical Group from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25. Information on breast self-exam, mammography, free take-home materials in English and Spanish.

Free design class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Accent on Tops and Cabinetry, 6460 County Road 335, New Castle (on the road to Apple Tree Park). Kitchens, baths, offices, built-ins, etc. Organizing, color schemes, countertops, tile. Information: 984-2000.

Tennis players can get a sneak preview this weekend of the three new tennis courts at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Free play on the courts will be offered from sunrise to sunset on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26. Closed during the week for landscaping. If the weather is still good after construction is finished, the courts will again open for free play. Grand opening of the courts is planned for spring 2004, with demo days and a tennis tournament.

Midvalley Health Day is from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25, at Midvalley Medical Center, 1450 E. Valley Road in Basalt. Information: 544-1125.

The general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, is by mail-in ballot. No polling places will be open. Ballots were mailed Oct. 15. Return ballots to the Garfield County Courthouse, 109 8th St., Glenwood Springs, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or to the Rifle Courthouse Annex, 144 E. 3rd St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Election Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a drop-box in front of the courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Ballots must be in no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. For information or a ballot: 945-2377, Press 2.

Defiance Thrift Store, in the Gymnastics Academy building behind True Value in Glenwood Springs, has openings for two at-large positions on its board of directors. Profits from the store go to the Family Visitor Program and LIFT-UP. Volunteers are also needed. Information: 945-0234.

Advocate Safehouse Project offers support groups for women in current or past abusive relationships on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. in Rifle and in Glenwood from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Childcare available. Information: 945-2632.

Boy Scout Troop 225 is now selling evergreen wreaths, door sprays, 14-inch trees, centerpieces and garland for the holidays. To place an order: 384-0991 or 384-0992. Deadline to order is Oct. 30. Delivery around Thanksgiving.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Sundays beginning Oct. 26. The winter schedule is Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 625-2516.

Anusara yoga classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Center with Andrea Loverro Sprick. Information and to register: CMC, 945-7486 or Andrea, 379-9648.

Carbondale’s leaf collection days run through Friday, Nov. 2. Bring leaves to the Carbondale Town Hall west parking lot. Information: Marcia, 963-2733.

Glenwood Springs’ leaf collection runs through Saturday, Nov. 22, at the leaf recycling site adjacent to the Glenwood Springs Airport.


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