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Trout Unlimited hosts ‘Save the River’ party in Fraser on Monday night

On Monday, Nov. 30, Trout Unlimited is hosting a Save the River Party at Crooked Creek Saloon from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free, there will be a live band, food, a no-host bar and lots of talk about the two proposed firming projects which are desgned to divert another 48,000 acre feet of water from our Upper Colorado and Fraser Rivers.

Water advocate Kirk Klancke will be present to discuss this proposed diversion, which would be in addition to three existing trans-basin projects that, since 1935, have reduced the annual Colorado River flows at Hot Sulphur Springs by 60 percent.

Preceding the public meeting on this issue on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Inn at Silver Creek, this party will inform attendees how to submit personal comments to the necessary agencies. Klancke will discuss comment points; and comment cards, bumper stickers and posters will be available for distribution.

The flow of water is inextricably tied to the economy and character of Grand County, and these projects threaten both. Wallace Stegnersaid: “Water – every drop of it matters because the West was built on aridity.”

It is your county. Come to the party to learn how to let your voice be heard and your opinion known! And to have a good time.

For more information on this issue, visit http://www.cotrout.org. Copies of the proposed Environmental Impact Survey are available at the libraries in Fraser, Granby and Kremmling.

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