Nature & Wildlife
Pg 13- The Sunshine Express
Virgo- Windows of wisdom open wide in the per-
sonal arena; make time to study the views as there
is much to learn. A good time for deep thoughts and
positive creation; Worry not and rely on spiritual
Libra- Creativity springs forth helping to solve
problems or boost progress in the professional;
intellectual energy likely to be taxed so stay well
nourished. General harmony likely at home.
Scorpio- A period of massive opportunity ahead in
all areas, but also character testing as communica-
tion channels open wide; what you say today will
effect everything tomorrow, so wield your words
Sagittarius- Initiative and creativity drives in-
creased success in the professional; steady effort
begins to pay. Love energy and desire increases in
the personal; mystery and adventure awaits.
Capricorn- Try to focus on taking care of yourself
before you wear yourself out; spiritual meditation
also recommended at this time. Steady movement
at work. A kind of playfulness emerges in the per-
Aquarius- Intellectual energy rising. Increased
clarity in the personal; love and understanding
grows. Some headwinds in the professional may
challenge, however clearer communication solves
Pisces- A challenging period professionally and
physically; keep your resolve, stay focused on your
goals, nourish your body, and lean on spiritual help.
Conversely, love smiles all around in the personal.
Visible planets: Look for Venus and Jupiter in
the evening sky with Saturn hanging around into
the morning. Mars, brighter than any other time
of year, will be visible all night long. This is the
best time to view Mercury, at its highest point
above the horizon low in the western sky just after
sunset. On May 9, Mercury moves between Earth
and the Sun. Viewers with telescopes and ap-
proved solar filters will be able to observe the dark
disk of the planet Mercury moving across the face
of the Sun. This is an extremely rare event occur-
ring next in 2019 and then not again until 2039.
Visible throughout N America, Mexico, Central
America, S America, parts of Europe, Asia, Africa.
The best place to view this in its entirety will be
the eastern United States and eastern S America.
* April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. About 20
meteors/hour at its peak, runs annually April 16-
25 and can sometimes produce bright dust trails
that last for several seconds. Unfortunately this
year, the glare from the full moon will block out all
but the brightest meteors. If you are patient, you
should still be able to catch a few good ones.
* May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Up
to 60 meteors/hour at its peak Southern Hemi-
sphere and about 30 meteors/hour Northern
Hemisphere and runs annually from April 19-May
28. The new moon will ensure dark skies this year
for what could be an excellent show.
* May 21 - Full Moon, Blue Moon. This full moon
was known by early Native American tribes as the
Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year
when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This
moon has also been known as the Full Corn Plant-
ing Moon and the Milk Moon. There are normally
only three full moons in each season of the year,
but occasionally a season will contain 4 full moons.
The extra full moon of the season is known as a
of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camp-
ing, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating
and outdoor education. CPW¡¯s work contributes
approximately $6 billion in total economic im-
pact annually throughout Colorado.
tensively over the past eight years,¡±
he said. ¡°We found that it is an ex-
Currently, Colorado assigns Gold
Medal status to 3 lakes including
North Delaney Butte, Spinney Moun-
tain Reservoir and Steamboat Lake,
totaling 3,206 surface acres. Addi-
tionally, there are 329 stream miles
considered Gold Medal waters in the
state, out of a total of 9000 miles.
For detailed maps of the areas and
other fishing destinations, including
other Gold Medal waters across Colo-
rado, visit the Colorado Fishing At-
More information about Fishery
Management in Colorado:
More information about fishing in Colorado: cpw.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on
license sales, state parks fees and registration
fees to support its operations, including: 42 state
parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering
approximately 900,000 acres, management
Aries- Sunshine enters the personal boosting
love, harmony, joy and attraction; singles very
possibly may draw your soulmate home. Much
forward progress in the professional as many
doors are opening.
Taurus- A busy period professionally with intel-
lectual pursuits demanding attention. A focus in
that direction helps manage possible turbulence
in the personal; stay calm, temper expecta-
Gemini- It¡¯s very important to be cheerful and
patient during storms. Calm, empathetic com-
munication with relations is crucial now, particu-
larly personal ones, as Spring winds will blow.
Cancer- A time to slow down some, breathe
and set things in order in all areas; meditate,
plan, organize, clean and dream. Remember the
path you took and focus on spiritual and physi-
Leo- Good physical. Intellectual activity rising,
knowledge calling, possibly from outside normal
sphere; travel may be a necessity. Leash nega-
tive passions to avoid harm in the personal.
retain Gold Medal status.
According to Ewert, the upgraded section of the
Colorado River exceeds the minimum require-
ments for Gold Medal status.
¡°We studied this section of the Colorado River ex-
The Moon Dance
Night Time Delights
¡°April hath put a spirit of
youth in everything.¡±
- William Shakespeare