Snow is falling here in the Roaring Fork Valley, creating a winter wonderland for skiers, boarders and all who love a taste of winter. Aspen and Snowmass Mountains are preparing for holiday visitors. In Basalt and Carbondale along the Frying Pan and Roaring Fork Rivers, the fly-fishing is great – even in the winter. Our precious snowpack provides so many recreational opportunities that make our valley a special place to live! And, it provides so much more. The Post Independent featured this article on the importance of watershed conservation “Striving to head off water bankruptcy“. It is co-authored by Eric Kuhn, General Manager of the Colorado River District; Jim Light, Chairman of Chaffin Light Management; Rick Lofaro, Executive Director of the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Louis Meyer, co-founder of SG. Here is an excerpt:
The Roaring Fork, Crystal and Fryingpan rivers feed the Colorado River. Today, the Colorado River system supplies drinking water, irrigation, snowmaking, recreation and economic activity to 38 million Americans. It irrigates 4 million acres of rich farm and ranchlands and provides power to seven states. These rivers are everyone’s business.
Discover what these four co-authors are doing to “advance engagement on sustainable water practices and policies, and healthy rivers.” Their creative ideas and actions are something we can all support.
Aspen Glen offers residents Gold Medal fly-fishing along the four miles of Roaring Fork River that meander through the community. Just up the road are the “Power of Four”; Aspen, Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands. Are you looking for an active lifestyle and enjoy incredible outdoor beauty? If the answer is yes, please call, email or text me to discuss your needs, wants and desires.