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Nature & Wildlife
2016 June/July
Pg 13- The Sunshine Express
Virgo- Success and money begins to flow your
way, albeit with some possible added stress,
however focusing on spiritual and love matters
defeats any tensions. Harmony grows at home.
Libra- Drive and determination in the profes-
sional helps forward progress on a bumpy road,
however, it also may distract from tenderness at
home; rely on diplomacy and listening skills.
Scorpio- Possibly stormy and turbulent in all
areas, a time of character testing; be strong in
love and kindness and most of all patience be-
cause calmer weather is just ahead. A smile can
work wonders.
Sagittarius- Harmonious atmosphere in the
personal; relations become stronger or new
ones become manifest as romance, love and
desire grows. Progress and/or advancement in
the professional.
Capricorn- A general trending towards smooth-
er seas in both the professional and personal;
may be some intertwining of the two. Growing
love energizes, yet don¡¯t neglect the physical.
Aquarius- Possible slowness or bumps in the
professional overshadowed by higher physi-
cal energy and much higher passion and love
vitality leading to romance and adventure in the
Pisces- Creative pursuits become a focus as
physical energy substantially increases; intel-
lectual and spiritual opportunities arise. Passion
and love grows in the personal.
Visible planets: Look for Mars and Jupiter
in the evening sky. Saturn will be at its closest
approach to Earth and its face will be fully illu-
minated and brighter than any other time of the
year and will be visible all night long. This is the
best time to view and photograph Saturn and its
moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will
allow you to see Saturn¡¯s rings and a few of its
brightest moons. This is also the best time to view
Mercury since it will be at its highest point above
the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet
low in the eastern sky just before sunrise. Venus
will not be visible at this time.
* June 20 - The June solstice occurs at 22:34
UTC. This is the first day of summer (summer
solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first
day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern
* June 20 - This full moon was known by early
Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry
Moon because it signaled the time of year to
gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the
peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This
moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon
and the Full Honey Moon.
* July 19 - This full moon was known by early
Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon
because the male buck deer would begin to grow
their new antlers at this time of year. This moon
has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon
and the Full Hay Moon.
* July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower,
average shower produces up to 20 meteors/hour
at its peak, runs annually from July 12-August
23. The 2nd quarter moon will block most of the
fainter meteors this year but if you are patient you
should still be able to catch quite a few good ones.
Best viewing will be from a dark location after
native food such as Navajo tacos and fry bread.
Admission is $4. Native Americans in full regalia
and children 12 and under admitted free. Please
bring donations of non-perishable food to help
feed the hungry. The event will be held from
10a-6p. Gourd Dance from 10-10.45a. Grand
Entry at 11a. No drugs, alcohol or pets (except
service animals) permitted.
For Info visit:
Cash prizes for dancers. Drums by invite only.
start in the morning and fish well into
the evening. Ridgway State Park offers
283 campsites and three yurts. The
daily entry fee to the park is $7 per
vehicle and camp sites range in price
from $18 to $26 per night. At Elkhead,
which is part of Yampa River State
Park, there are 16 campsites. Daily
entry to the park is $7 per vehicle and
all campsites cost $18 per night.
To learn more: for the Ridgway tour-
nament call Ridgway State Park at
970.626.5822 or 970.252.6000; for the
Elkhead tournament call 970.276.2061.
More info, complete rules for the tour-
naments and fishing tips can be found
One Nation Walking Together is sponsoring the 8th
Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal
Powwow, Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Mortgage
Solutions Financial EXPO Center, 3650 N Nevada
Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Last year over 2,000 people attended this family-
friendly event. Celebrate native history and culture
and enjoy native drums and dancers, native art and
artisans, Navajo code talkers, live wolf and birds of
prey exhibits, Aztec Dancers, native vendors and
Aries- Stormy weather may toss emotions,
yet likely to also stimulate analysis leading to
professional growth and relational strength-
ening; avoid stress by focusing on what
Taurus- High energy levels, but, patient,
methodical direction brings the most success
in a financially friendly period; extra energy
for home life is timely and adds joy.
Gemini- Calm waters return to the personal;
passion rises, relations strengthen or blos-
som. Smoother professional relations and
teamwork drives financial progress.
Cancer- Opportunities arise for new ideas or
re-purposing in the professional; Maybe it¡¯s
time to give that big dream a shot? Turbu-
lence possible in the personal gradually abat-
Leo- An open window to articulate or demon-
strate your vision and desires as collaborative
opportunities manifest in the professional.
Conserve extra energy to ride out personal
storms that may blow.
¡°The native fish are uniquely adapted to the
Colorado River Basin and are found nowhere
else in the world,¡± said John Alves, senior
aquatic biologists for CPW¡¯s Southwest Region,
¡°As Colorado¡¯s wildlife agency it is our mission
to ensure these native species thrive in our
state waters.¡±
Maintaining a balance in Colorado¡¯s reservoir
fisheries is challenging for aquatic biologists.
Non-native species such as smallmouth bass
and northern pike are very adaptable and have
the ability to negatively impact native fish
¡°By participating in these tournaments, Colo-
rado anglers help in maintaining a wide variety
of sport-fishing opportunities in the state¡¯s
waters,¡± Alves said.
The PIT tags, small computer chips, are im-
planted in the fish and are not visible. All fish
caught must be checked at the CPW stations
that will be set up at the reservoirs. Live fish
will not be checked.
All boaters are reminded that they must go
through the aquatic nuisance inspection sta-
tions before launching their craft in the reser-
Outstanding camping facilities are available in
both locations, so anglers can get an early
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