Latest News – April 26
Local Fishing Report – The Snow is Melting Fast!
Here’s the local fishing report brought to you by Tim Hill of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located in downtown Leadville.
Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista) –
The air temps have been rising and snowmelt in the higher valleys is in full swing. This combined with elevated releases from Twin Lakes have the flows raised substantially. Despite the higher flows clarity still rates good to very good on the upper river. Wading is still manageable, but crossing the river not really an option. Still not much in the way of dry fly action from Hayden to Granite, but the nymphing has been very good with golden stones, caddis pupa, and mayfly and/or midge emergers.
CMC – Leadville Celebrates Earth Day
Conservation Awards Presented to Locals
Cloud City Conservation Center (C4) awarded three conservation awards to local businesses and organizations at the Party for the Planet Pre-Earth Day Celebration on April 21. Here are the winners:
The Green Champion award went to the Lake County School District for their recycling program. The district is now recycling 25% of waste district wide, this is the equivalent of reducing over 20,000 pounds of trash and 65,000 pounds of carbon. The school district received a $500 award to further recycling infrastructure.
“We are so proud and look forward to more great things to come,” stated Lynne Westerfield with C4.
Other awards from the night included the Energy Ninja Award which went to Brian Ferguson of Mountain Heating. Last year, Mountain Heating helped save over 15 tons of carbon annually through high efficiency furnace and hot water heater installs.
The Green Hero award was presented to Don and Betsy Sather of Big Horn True Value. This Leadville business has been proactive in providing energy savings to the C4 program and the community. Additionally, Big Horn True Value provides free recycling of CFL’s, florescent tube lighting (4ft and under), printer cartridges, cell phone, and batteries in their store. Recently, they completed a lighting audit of their facility and are investigating ways to reduce their energy footprint.