Durango skiers compete at freestyle nationals
Jamie Wanzek placed second in the halfpipe to lead Durango-area skiers at the USASA Freestyle National Finals last month at Copper Mountain.
Representing Durango Freestyles Park & Pipe Ski Team and competing in the 16-18-year-old Women Skier division, Wanzek also placed fifth in slopestyle.
Teammate Nolan Stowers placed ninth in the halfpipe and 33rd in slopestyle in the 13-15 Men Skier class.
Other Durango-area skiers unafiliated with the team included Hank Stowers, who was eighth in the Open Men Skier division; and Ben Hessling, who was 41st in the 16-18 Men Skier division.
After suffering an injury in practice, Ty MacGuffie competed with his arm in a sling and finished 55th in the 13-15 Men Skier class.
Mancos reservoir now open for boating
Mancos State Park has opened Jackson Gulch Reservoir for boating.
In addition to boating, Mancos offers 32 campsites, two yurts, hiking trails and fishing.
The entrance station will open for the summer season May 19. Before then, the park is on a self-serve basis for entry and camping fees. Fishing licenses may be purchased at Mancos starting May 19.
The inspection station at the boat ramp will begin summer inspection hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 19. Inspection will prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species. Before May 19, a prelaunch inspection is required. To find an inspection station, visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/Fishing/Pages/MandatoryBoatInspections.aspx or call 882-2213.
To make a camping reservation, call (800) 678-2267 or visit www.parks.state.co.us.
Elk herd management to be discussed
Colorado Parks and Wildlife big-game managers will discuss elk herd management in Southwest Colorado from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds in the Colorado State University Extension Building, 344 Colorado Highway 84 in Pagosa Springs.
Terrestrial biologist Brad Weinmeister will explain current conditions, objectives, the planning process and future proposed management for elk in the area that includes Game Management Units 75, 77, 78, 751 and 771.
The public is invited to participate, ask questions and discuss issues.
For more information, call Weinmeister at 375-6714.
Seniors Outdoors! announces activities
Seniors Outdoors! will host these activities:
A moderate hike to the Tacoma Power Plant and a tour of the plant will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. To RSVP, call Clark Lagow at 259-9337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday for a moderate hike on Raider Ridge from SkyRidge. Dogs must be on a leash. Nonmembers should RSVP to Wayne Bedor by calling 764-4089.
A difficult hike up the Goulding Creek Trail to Jones Trail will meet at 8 a.m. May 11. To RSVP, call Bill Cagle at 385-4566 or email email@example.com.