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Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to announce the publication of its 2006 Roaring Fork Watershed Water Quality Report, a synopsis of water quality data collected by Stream Team volunteers, River Watch schools, and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff over the past several years at 24 stations watershedwide. Overall, the Roaring Fork Watershed has high water quality in its rivers and streams. However, the report sheds light on some streams that need attention: Brush Creek, Fourmile Creek, Cattle Creek and the lower Crystal River. Using this information Roaring Fork Conservancy will partner with other organizations to study these impacted streams and determine how best to improve the water quality. Read the 2006 Roaring Fork Watershed Water Quality Report online at http://www.roaringfork.org/publications or stop by the offices in Basalt for a copy.

Beginning Scuba class will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Please register at the community center by November 2. Call Dar at Dars Divers, 984-2820, for more information.

Hunters Hospitality & Info Center welcomes hunters Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1-3. Follow the big orange signs to the Rifle Information Center. Visit with the Forest Service, BLM, Colorado State Parks and DOW. Get info on lodging, restaurants and businesses, and warm up with a free cup of coffee. For more information, call the Chamber office at 625-2085, ext. 2.



Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is introducing ATV rentals to allow guests to enjoy some of the states most beautiful foliage. The park is located on Transfer Trail, which enables riders to reach the Flat Tops and White River National Forest in a matter of minutes. The park has two ARGO Avenger EFI vehicles available to rent. Each eight-wheel drive amphibious off-road vehicle seats up to six passengers and is enclosed to offer protection in inclement weather. Renters must be at least 25 years of age, sign a liability waiver, and provide a security deposit. Reservations are recommended; call 945-4228, ext. 11, for more information.


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