CMC Paddling Club set to host snow kayak race Sunday
The CMC Paddling Club presents the inaugural Howelson Snow Kayak Race from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Registration is $15 per competitor and will open from 11 to 11:30 a.m. with practice runs for all racers.
There will also be drawings for prizes from Grass Sticks, Love Climbing Gym, Big Agnes, Honey Stinger, Paramount, T-Bar, Slopeside, Ohana, Ski Haus, Soda Creek Pizza, Winona’s, Hydrologic, Mountain Kayak School and BRICK and live music by Three Wire Winter.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the CMC Paddling Club and address threats to rivers here and abroad. The club brings outdoor experiences to college students and connects them to the rivers to become passionate about the outdoors.
Portion of Skyline Trail in Sanctuary neighborhood closes
Skyline Trail in the Sanctuary neighborhood will be closed to all users from the Mount Werner Water Treatment Plant lower parking lot to the Heavenly View access beginning March 30. The upper portion of the Skyline Trail from Heavenly View back to Steamboat Boulevard will remain open.
Mount Werner Water District will replace utilities under the Clearwater Trail access road. There will be no public access to the lower parking lot or lower section of trail for the duration of the project, which is expected to last through April.
For more information about the closure, contact Brad Setter at the city of Steamboat Springs at 970-871-7035. Call Mount Werner Water District at 970-879-8169 with questions regarding the infrastructure project.
Colorado non-resident, resident fishing licenses available online
Coloradans and non-resident visitors can purchase a 2018 annual fishing license online, at a local CPW office or at an authorized sales agents statewide.
An annual license is valid beginning April 1 through March 31, 2019. CPW provides a range of options for anglers, including both the annual fishing license and one-day fishing licenses.
“Colorado provides outstanding fishing across the state with an amazing diversity of species ranging from cutthroat trout and kokanee to walleye and bluegill,” said Doug Krieger, CPW’s aquatic section manager, in a news release.
Anglers are encouraged to download CPW Fishing, the agency’s free official mobile fishing app on the AppStore or Google Play store. Features on the app provide information on the type of fishing at over 1,300 fishing locations in Colorado, stream gauges, species availability, accessibility and family-friendliness.
CPW stocks 90 million fish annually into waters throughout Colorado in order to ensure quality angling opportunities. CPW does not receive general tax dollars, and fishing license fees support all statewide hatchery and fish-stocking operations.
Up-to-date regulations and pricing for annual, daily and multi-day licenses can be found in the 2018 Colorado Fishing Brochure. For individuals age 18 to 64, a $10 Habitat Stamp is required with the first license purchase for the year. Youth younger than 16 can fish for free, and CPW provides opportunities throughout the season to learn how to fish.
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