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From the article on the front page of this site....
Burt Clements discussed how the Colorado River District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife are looking at poisoning the fish at Elkhead and draining the reservoir in order to protect four endangered fish, including the bonytail, humpback chub, razorback sucker and Colorado pikeminnow.
“We got a concern over at Elkhead Reservoir,” Clements told the commissioners. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife, now they’re wanting to drain the Elkhead Reservoir and poison it. They can’t explain why their native species are disappearing.”
Clements wants to see the involved agencies put up a screen to keep the bass and pike from getting into the Yampa River from the spillway. Clements said the river district will hold a meeting around Sept. 5, and that the public and the press are not invited.
“They’re trying to have meetings without the newspaper, radio and television,” he said.
Many in the audience thought the meeting should be public.
“I would think if there’s any public money involved the public has the right to be there,” Lois Wymore said.
I am always looking for fun, exciting places to go to hike, bike and camp. This article intrigued me because after living here all my life, this is one place I have never been to.
So, as I do everything, I brought it up on Google Earth and took a look around. I find some information in the article somewhat confusing and misleading so I was hoping someone who has been to this park might be able to help me out. I don't want to drive all the way out there only to be dissapointed. I need trees to camp, which is why I go to the forest instead of the desert plains, and I need information, which is lacking in this article.
First off from the article...."The Campground is located near the end of the road, nestled in a beautiful cottonwood grove on the banks of the Yampa River. Deerlodge Park offers 8 camping sites and can accommodate trailers. Each site offers picnic tables, a large fire ring and ample camping space".
I do not find 8 camping sites in a grove of cottonwood trees that can accommodate trailers. What I do see is a boat ramp, a parking lot and a bathroom nearby not surrounded by cottonwoods, but scrub oak and junipers. Am I missing this campsite somewhere?
Also...."Wade across the slow moving water, and visit the Henry Shank Homestead. While you are on the north side of the river explore the Vale of Tears area, the view of Yampa Canyon is fantastic from this side".
Where is the homestead, all I see is more scrub oak. And what is the Vale of Tears? Where is it?
I tried going to the website but it is sparse and of no help at all.
Has anyone been there that might be able to enlighten me a bit more??
August 26 Moffat county commissioners meeting recap: Elkhead fish could be poisoned.
It's right on the front page.
Why were Patricks posts removed?
Good, glad you won't lose any sleep. I was trying to be nice, you chose otherwise.
I don't need to explain, it's right there. Sorry you can't see that.
My issue, is that the letter and following posts seem to twist this incident in a way to where it is pointing the finger at kids who are not good enough as to why this all happened, and, at their parents for wanting the coaches to do their jobs, which is to coach. Apparently we are supposed to give birth to world class athletes or they are not allowed on the team, and, if they somehow get on the team, they need "motivation" consisting of being picked on, hazed, and degraded, which in some miraculous way will make them better athletes.
I totally agree with you that we entrust the safety and well being of our child athletes to those who accompany our kids to places away from home and away from our parental security. These men failed miserably in providing that security and are now paying the price, and, they seem to have gotten the heavy hand. Hopefully, if they ever coach again, they will not repeat their mistakes.
This has all been nothing but a complete embarrassment for this community which struggles to find it's place in the world. Doing something about what happened is all we have left to redeem ourselves and make others think that we actually do have brains around here and are not some chew spittin' redneck town.
I wrote out a great post but decided banging my head on the wall would be less painful than attempting to get some to see that this is not about earning a positioning or about how good of an athlete you are, but more about illegal, immoral and downright sadistic behavior.
Excuse me, my wall awaits.
Couldn't come up with a better headline?
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