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Eisenhower Reach unveiled 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14

Colorado Trout Unlimited has organized an unveiling of the Eisenhower Reach on the Fraser River for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 14.

The reach was established by a state resolution that dedicated part of the Fraser River in honor of President Dwight Eisenhower who vacationed and fished in the Fraser Valley during his presidency.

The Eisenhower Reach starts upstream on the Fraser River at the Rendezvous bridge and goes downstream to County Road 8. The ceremony will take place at the Eisenhower sculpture at the Lions Club Fishing Ponds in Fraser.

Fraser Mayor Peggy Smith, Kirk Klancke, president of the Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited, David Nickum, the Executive Director of Colorado Trout Unlimited, and the resolution sponsors will speak at the event.

Dedicating this reach of the Fraser River will allow TU to pursue a point of interest sign on US Highway 40 and additional signage in the Town Park to help keep the history of Ike’s visits alive and encourage visitors to spend some time on the river trail along the Eisenhower Reach.

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