Food & Garden
Pg 9 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
Ready, Set, Go Fishing
A Colorado fishing license is required for anyone
age 16 and older who fishes in Colorado. An annu-
al fishing license is $26 for Colorado residents and
$56 for nonresidents. Seniors 64 and older who
are residents of Colorado can purchase an annual
fishing license for $1. Parks and Wildlife offers
five-day and one-day fishing licenses for visiting
anglers or those who are going on a shorter outing.
Colorado also asks sportsmen who purchase a
fishing or hunting license to also buy a $10 Colo-
rado Wildlife Habitat Stamp each year. Since state
2012-2013 fishing licenses on sale
lawmakers approved the stamp in 2005, funds
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding anglers
from the program have helped conserve more than
anxious to start their fishing season that fishing
124,000 acres of important wildlife habitat and
licenses for the 2012-2013 season are on sale now
opened more than 23 miles of new fishing access
at license agents, Parks and Wildlife offices, online
for anglers.
and by phone. The 2012 license season begins April
For more info about fishing opportunities in Colo-
1 and runs through March 31, 2013.
rado, go to
The new Colorado Fishing brochure is also avail-
able where licenses are sold and online at http://
Pub-Style Dinner Theatre This
year's brochure includes a link to printable fishing
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue
maps, QR codes to access interactive information.
Since the late 1800s, vaudeville variety shows have
It also provides important information on ways an-
entertained audiences with song, dance, magic,
glers can protect their fisheries from illicit stocking
comedy and all-around silliness. One hundred
and aquatic nuisance species.
years ago, Vaudeville was the only entertainment
"Colorado has some amazing fishing opportuni-
available in the West. Acts traveled around the
ties," said Matt Nicholl, acting aquatic section
country performing in quaint theaters and were
manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. "From
often the highlight of the year. The Glenwood
urban bass lakes to high-mountain fly-fishing
Vaudeville Revue revives this time-honored tradi-
streams, there is something for everyone. But more
tion at the Blue Acacia Theatre in the Masonic
than ever we need anglers to help us protect those
Lodge located at 9th and Colorado.
fisheries for today and the future."
The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is a weekly pub-
As in other states, Colorado fishery managers have
style dinner theater running Friday & Saturday
been forced to wage an ongoing and costly battle
at 6:30 and Sunday at 5:30 through April 23. If
against the damage caused by so-called "bucket
you have loved their shows in the past, you will
biologists," irresponsible anglers who break the
love this all new show too! Book soon, they sell
law by moving fish wherever they please. These
out quickly! The revue is a two-hour family fun
illegal introductions have threatened sport fisher-
show with a mix of skits, jokes, high-energy dance
ies, complicated endangered fish recovery and
numbers and novelty songs. Performances Fridays,
siphoned money away from other needed fishery
Saturdays and Sundays all summer long and dur-
management efforts.
ing the winter holiday season.
The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue is located
"Some people might move their favorite species of
at 901 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs,
fish because they want it closer to home or in their
favorite spot," said Bob Thompson, who heads
wildlife law enforcement for the agency. "But
Food, Fun, Adventure
those people are committing a crime and threaten-
the National Cave Association's motto: Take only
Looking for an exciting Colorado family vacation?
ing fisheries that all anglers have paid to create
pictures, leave only footprints, kill only time. Your
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is burstin'
and preserve."
cooperation and understanding will help ensure
with fun. Your biggest challenge will be how to
Fish such as smallmouth bass, walleye and north-
that this natural wonder will survive for another 4
pack it all in.
ern pike have been illegally introduced in several
million years.
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in
Colorado reservoirs. These predator fish can out-
The Iron Mountain Tramway and Adventure Park,
historic Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the park is
compete traditional sport fish such as trout and
including the Adventure Park Gift Shop and the
packed with fun and adventure for visitors of all
kokanee, and ruin recreational fishing for other an-
Lookout Grille, are wheel chair accessible. Because
ages. You'll love all of the amazing and exciting
glers. They also threaten populations of native fish
of the stairs and walkways that allow for safe foot
activities they have to offer: Explore stunning cav-
downstream in the Colorado and San Juan rivers.
travel through the cave's natural terrain, the park
erns, formations, and underground wonders inside
"There are many examples of fish being put in
is unable to allow wheel chairs or strollers into the
Glenwood Caverns and History Fairy Caves
places where they don't belong and we're com-
Fly down the mountain on Colorado's only alpine
mitted to stop the illegal movement of fish in this
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash or
coaster. And you better hang on to your seat in
state," Thompson said. Anyone caught illegally
traveler's checks are accepted. No personal checks.
Colorado's only 4D Ride Theater. Fly through the
moving fish faces fines of up to $5,000 plus the
Payment is due upon arrival.
air over scenic Glenwood Canyon, high above
loss of hunting and fishing privileges in Colorado
Parking is available at the Iron Mountain Tramway
Glenwood Springs in the Giant Swing. Or try your
and 36 other states. Those convicted could also be
Station. To minimize parking congestion, guests
hand on the climbing wall or the bungee trampo-
liable for the extremely high cost of eradication or
are encouraged to experience Glenwood Springs
removal of the illegally stocked fish.
by walking, biking or taking the bus to the Park.
Experience the magnificence of the Rocky Moun-
In addition to information about the illegal moving
For prices, hours, and much more information visit
tains from the Iron Mountain Tramway and view-
of fish by unscrupulous anglers, this year's fishing or call 800.530.1635.
ing decks. Create memories that your children will
brochure also includes expanded information on
treasure, including digging for fossils.
ways to prevent the movement of invasive non-na-
Discover the joy of learning about our past as you
tive species such as zebra mussels, quagga mussels
pan for gemstones in the sluice box, bounce along
and rusty crayfish.
on the simulated Conestoga wagon experience, and
"We are a mobile society and boats travel long
listen to stories from when the caves first opened
distances in relatively short periods of time often
more than 100 years ago.
bringing harmful invasive species with them,"
To better plan your visit to the Park, please make
explained Aquatic Nuisance Species Coordina-
note of the following Park rules: For the safety of
tor Elizabeth Brown. "Non-native species can be
guests, pets are not allowed in the Park or in the
catastrophic if they hitch a ride and end up in our
gondola cars. No person under 16 years of age
waters in Colorado."
may ride the gondola without an adult present.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife conducts mandatory
No outside food, drinks, coolers or alcohol may
boat inspections and decontaminations at 27 State
be brought into the Park. Backpacks, strollers,
Parks and 58 other locations around the state. In-
food and drinks may not be brought into the cave.
formation about the state's extensive boat inspec-
Smoking is allowed in designated area only.
tion program can be found online at http://wildlife.
The protection of the fragile underground environ-
ment is the primary responsibility of everyone who
tions.aspx. Resources for boaters in Colorado state
visits Glenwood Caverns. To protect the cave and
park waters can be viewed at http://www.parks.
the interests of all who enjoy this natural wonder,
both now and in the future, please practice