The ice may not be so nice

Anglers gearing up for another season of ice fishing are advised to be cautious when venturing onto the ice early in the season. According to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, each year some anglers push it and head out early when the ice is too thin.

Some spots at Stagecoach Reservoir, for example, have a few inches of ice, but there are some real soft spots that people can fall through.

“We are not saying it’s safe and we’re not saying it’s not safe,” said Mike Wall, Stagecoach park ranger.

Some anglers have been fishing, catching trout in shallow water at Morrison Cove, near the south boat ramp.

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Similar reports are coming out of Steamboat Lake State Park. Officials there haven’t checked the ice thickness yet, but open water was last seen on Dec. 13.

Coloradans want Colorado products

FORT COLLINS The Colorado Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with Colorado State University, found that nearly 92 percent of Coloradans said they would purchase more Colorado grown and produced products if available and identified as being from Colorado.

“This study reaffirms what we already believed to be true,” said Jim Rubingh, CDA director of markets. “Coloradans prefer to know where their food comes from and trust our farmers and ranchers to provide a quality product.”

Of those surveyed, 80 percent said agriculture is important to their quality of life.

Eighty-six percent agree that food produced in Colorado is almost always or usually safe, and 85 percent feel agriculture provides food at a reasonable price in Colorado.

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