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Granby Fly Fishing Festival kicks off celebrations of Grand County rivers

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Several events are scheduled throughout Grand County during this year’s Grand County River Days. Each is a family-friendly event that offers fun and environmental education.

Kicking off the celebrations is the Greater Granby Area Chamber of Commerce with all the fly fishing you can handle in one weekend at Edgewater Resort in Granby on Saturday and Sunday during the Granby Fly Fishing Festival.

Register online for the events marked* below or come enjoy the free workshops and entertainment. Entry onto the property is only $5 per adult. Children under 15 are admitted free.

Saturday, June 28

7 a.m. ” *Sign in for Qualifier Contest

8 a.m. ” Drawing for Beat placement for contest

8 a.m. ” *Women’s Beginning Fly Fishing with Char Bloom

9 a.m. ” Qualifier Contest Begins

9 a.m. ” Children’s Fishing Contest with Trout Unlimited

10 a.m. ” Beginning Casting, Entomology and River Reading with Hank Kirwan

10 a.m. ” The Endangered Fraser River Seminar with Kirk Klancke

11 a.m. ” *Fly Tying with Peter Butromovich

1 p.m. ” *Medicine Water Story Tellers tell the Living History of the Fraser Valley

1 p.m. ” *Women’s Advanced Fly Fishing with Char Bloom

2 p.m. ” Qualifier Contest Ends

3 p.m. ” Children’s Fly Fishing Instruction with Collin Papuga

Sunday, June 29

7 a.m. ” *Sign in for Final Round of Contest

8 a.m. ” Beat Selections for Final Round of Contest

8 a.m. ” *Women’s Beginning Fly Fishing with Char Bloom

9 a.m. ” Final Round of Contest Begins

10 a.m. ” Entomology and River Wildlife with CDOW

11 a.m. ” *Fly Tying with Peter Butromovich

1 p.m. ” *Medicine Water Story Tellers Tell the Living History of the Fraser Valley

1 p.m. ” *Women’s Advanced Fly Fishing with Char Bloom

2 p.m. ” Fly Fishing Contest Ends

3 p.m. ” Fly Fishing Contest Awards Presentation

Grand County River Days also includes:

– Fraser River Days Aug. 9-10 at Hideaway Park and the Fraser Ponds. Celebrate the county’s wide-open spaces by experiencing fly-fishing, guided hikes, environmental education seminars, raptor education, a “Green” expo of exhibitors, live music, food and a special lumberjack show. Call (970) 726-4118 or visit http://www.playwinterpark.com for more information.

– The Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Timberline Gore Canyon 2008 Class V Whitewater Race Aug. 16 at the Pumphouse Campground on the Colorado River and Kremmling Town Square Park. Call (970) 724-3472 or visit http://www.kremmlingchamber.com for more information.


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