Women's hunting, fishing workshop June 6
Women interested in fishing, hunting and wildlife are invited to a free, one-day workshop June 6 in Durango, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
No experience is necessary. Novices are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive instruction in shotgun shooting and fly-fishing. All equipment will be supplied, and expert instructors will be on hand.
Registration deadline is June 1. To register, call 247-0855;
or send an e-mail to Leland.mailto:Leland.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors Outdoors! announces the following activities:
On Monday, there will be a moderate hike from Junction Creek to Dry Fork Road. Car shuttles will be used. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center. Trip leader is Jim O'Brien, 375-1693.
On Wednesday, the Wednesday Wanderers will take an easy hike to the Horse Gulch Trail. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Horse Gulch trailhead. No RSVP needed. Trip leader is Tricia Bayless.
On Friday, June 5, there will be a hard hike on the Goulding Creek Trail to the Hermosa Creek Trail via the Jones Creek Trail. Meet at 8 a.m. at Animas City Park. Contact trip leader Bill Cagle at 385-4566 or email@example.com.
On Friday, June 5, the SO! Ladies Fridays Afield will hike the Vallecito Creek Trail with a moderate and a harder option. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center. RSVP to Susan Beck-Brown, 375-0948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durango Bird Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the LPEA Building in Durango's Bodo Park. The public is invited.
Riley and Heather Morris will present a program called "Birding Nome, Alaska." The Durango Bird Club meets the last Friday of every other month.
For more information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DurangoBirdClub.
The first Colorado Peace Ride will start and finish in Durango later this summer. The ride is scheduled for Aug. 9-12.
The tour will cover the entire San Juan Skyway loop, a 238-mile ride that will raise funds for the Sophia Peace Center in Dolores - a resource for nonprofit organizations.
Interested volunteers or cyclists can register at www.thepeaceride.com.
For more information call Christa Rathe at (720) 381-8458.
HOLDEN, Maine (AP) - A project involving conservationists and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists is looking for a few dozen people willing to howl like wolves in Maine's North Woods.
The Wolf Inquiry Project plans to conduct "howling surveys" in several areas this summer in hopes of discovering whether wolves are resettling in Maine. The Bangor Daily News said coordinators are seeking individuals willing to spend a night howling in the woods and who won't be scared off if they get a response.
A training session for interested volunteers will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden.
BRIGHTON (AP) - Adams County authorities have suspended the search for a man who is missing and feared dead after jumping from a boat to retrieve a fishing rod from a reservoir.
Sheriff's officials say the 45-year-old man was reported overboard in Horse Creek Reservoir on Sunday afternoon.
The search was suspended Monday night. Sheriff's Sgt. Candi Baker says the man was fishing with an adult family member when he jumped in the water. The privately owned, 700-acre reservoir is about 25 miles northeast of Denver.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Despite budget shortfalls in Nevada and California, a new two-state park at Lake Tahoe has moved a step closer to reality.
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency recently approved the first phase of the 416-acre Van Sickle Bi-State Park, which would be located near the Stateline casino area on Tahoe's south shore. The plans now go the California Tahoe Conservancy board for action next month. The park would be jointly operated by the conservancy and Nevada Division of State Parks.
The park has been envisioned since 1988, when rancher Jack Van Sickle donated land for its Nevada portion near Heavenly ski resort's gondola.
In 2007, Nevada legislators authorized a bond sale for the park's initial phase under a program they earlier established for environmental improvement projects in the Tahoe basin. The $3 million first phase calls for construction of a parking lot, picnic tables and restrooms.