The day had been long, and from a fish catching point of view, barren. A sleek rainbow had taken my dry fly out of the morning’s first run, rising to it warily and following it downstream for few seconds before committing. Now, the sun had dipped beyond the ridge tops to the west, and despite thoroughly covering a couple of miles of pocket water and glides to the best of my abilities, nothing more had come to my fly. First [...]
An idyllic fall day float fishing, casting grasshoppers to rising rainbows in the mountains of Montana.
It comes as a shock to realize that in a few short weeks, the mountainsides will be swathed with orange and gold. A subtle shift will have taken place in the tilt of the earth and in the tint of blue in the sky, and we will suddenly realize that summer, once again, has snuck by while we were busy making plans about how to spend it.
What does it feel like to live the dream, and actually get paid to fish?
Salida Mountain Trails Hosts Membership Party Saturday at Boathouse Cantina ! Party on May 3 features food, music, prizes to raise funds for all-volunteer trail construction non-profit
Recent wet springtime snow has made access to many of the gates impassable. Opening the area to motorized vehicles at this time could result in severe damage to the roads.
We sat down last week with three of the Boys & Girls Club members who were chosen by the Club’s staff to participate in the special advance rafting adventure on May 17th. Mya Baldwin, 12 and Kyle Feighner, 10, took a few minutes to share their excitement about the upcoming trip.
What began as a dubious endeavor turned out to be a great day on the Arkansas River.
Each year, Longfellow Elementary School brings their physical education classes to the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center for swim lessons during the month of April. During this time the pool will be more crowded than usual, so staff at the pool urge users to please plan their visits accordingly.
From March 31 – May 1, Monday – Thursday, lessons will be held in both the lap pool and the leisure pool from 8:30 – 11:45 am and1:00 – 2:50 pm. The children love the opportunity to splash, play [...]
An unexpected midge hatch yields some great March dry fly fishing.
The urge could be ignored no longer. The lengthening days, the return of bird song, the first of the year’s weeds greening and pushing through the still brown, dormant lawn. It was time to consign winter to the dustbin and admit that spring is in the air.
The City of Salida Recreation Department has scheduled field trips for the Monte Vista Crane Festival and the ice rink in Gunnison.
The event, held on March 15, 2014 in Salida, is in its ninth year and promises to be a sellout, with 200 competitors each in the marathon and half marathon.
The talk will take place in the SteamPlant Annex from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and costs $5 per person.
Starting in the shadows of Boulder’s Flatirons, cyclists will visit the iconic ski towns of Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, Avon and Breckenridge before finishing under the historic arch in downtown Golden
Chaffee Ice Coaltion has opened the skating rink at Centennial Park for the season. This schedule is through January and is subject to change based on ice conditions and weather. Free Public Skating (donations accepted) Friday Mornings 9-11am and Saturday nights 7-8:30pm.
All ages and abilities open hockey Wednesday nights after league play (about 9pm) – 10pm and Saturday nights 8:30-10pm. Scheduled league play is Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm. Fridays and Sundays are open for make up dates and special events. Questions can be [...]
The Salida Recreation 2014 Fitness Challenge is underway on January 1st! The 2 months of free classes, programming and competition kicks off with the New Years Day 5K at 10am at the Scout Hut.
“For the last hour or so, I’ve thought of many things, but I can’t remember a single one.” Bill was slowly turning circles on the county road, while I leaned over my handle bars, feet unclipped from my pedals, gasping like a fish too long out of water. I nodded agreement. We’d reached the far out of our ride, an eight mile climb from town, and it was time to turn around and head back down. I drained the last [...]
The CIC has been active skating every weekend since the last week of October on Chalk Lake and Frantz Lake. We’ve been flooding the tennis courts in preparation for another year of public skating, public ice hockey, and an ice hockey league.
Founded in 1955 by skiing pioneer Ernie Blake and run by his children and grandchildren ever since, the family announced on Wednesday it is selling the steep and soulful New Mexico ski area to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon.