Lake Avery…

Ready to host visitors now that the weather has gotten warmer is the Lake Avery picnic area, just off County Road 8, roughly 21 miles east of Meeker. The picnic areas are clean and feature barbecue grills at each site, the restrooms are open and have been cleaned and the docks are in place so boats can launch and folks can spend an entire day enjoying the fun and sun.

In search of fish…

Sunday presented fishermen and women around Rio Blanco County with beautiful warm and sunny weather. Several folks from Craig came down to fish at Rio Blanco Lake, about 18 miles west of Meeker, because they said the fish they were after—crappie and perch—aren’t available in Moffat County. There were several groups fishing the lake and the anglers reported a few fish being landed and several hits that weren’t.

CPW: Licenses, permits and registrations now available for 2015-16

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife licenses, permits and registrations are on sale now for the 2015-16 season at licensing agents, CPW offices and online at cpw.state.co.us/.


Thin ice…

Weather on Sunday continued to be sunny and warm, causing the ice to thin even more on Rio Blanco Lake, located 18 miles west of Meeker along Highway 64 on the way to Rangely. Despite a small group of folks who were enjoying their day fishing (very top center left), the ice on most of the lake was much too thin and unsafe to drive a snow machine on.

Top hunting, fishing area opens to public along Yampa drainage

RBC I Western Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service have now completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens new public access to a prime stretch of trophy trout water and […]

Hunting, fishing photos wanted

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RBC I The Rio Blanco Herald Times is currently working on its 2014 Northwest Colorado Hunting Guide, and the publication wants your hunting photos from last year or previous years.

CPW to open new archery range in Craig; fishing event also scheduled

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Northwest Colorado Outfitters Association, Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International, Brothers Meats and the Wyman Museum, invites families to celebrate the official opening of the new archery range by attending a family “Cast and Twang” seminar on Saturday.

Environmentalists protect Meeker waters, other sites

RBC I A proposal by WildEarth Guardians to give the highest protection possible to 200 miles of streams in the White River National Forest in Colorado was approved on June 10.

Meeker Fishing Day is Saturday

MEEKER I Meeker-area youths are invited to join the Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. as they team up with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the Meeker Lions Club for the Free Meeker Youth Fishing Day at Circle Park, which is across the bridge […]

Commission OKs fish, turkey regs

RBC I The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved 2014 fishing regulations and took other regulatory action during its November meeting in Lamar.

Grants set for hunting, fish groups

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a one-time grant opportunity to agency partners that engage in hunting and angling outreach and education.

Lake Avery fishing…

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This couple was taking advantage of the windless, 55-degree temperatures at Lake Avery on Sunday afternoon to try their luck fishing from the boat launch on the east end of the lake.