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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

EL JEBEL – Experts will share their projections for how the record snowpack will affect the spring runoff in a public meeting Wednesday in El Jebel.

The annual State of the River meeting will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Eagle County Community Center building near the main El Jebel stoplight. Experts from the Colorado River District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will discuss forecasted stream flows, anticipated reservoir operations and expected water releases from Ruedi Reservoir.

“With a record snowpack still growing in the Upper Colorado River Basin, water watchers are bracing for another fascinating year,” said a press release for the event. It is sponsored by the Colorado River District and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.

Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will also outline anticipated water requirements in the Colorado River in western Colorado for endangered fish.

Staff members from the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Ruedi Water and Power Authority will provide updates on local planning and educational efforts aimed at protecting the Roaring Fork River basin water.

BASALT – A golf tournament that raises funds for midvalley nonprofit organizations will be held Monday, May 23 at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt.

Only a few openings remain in the Roaring Fork Charity Classic Golf Tournament. The cost is $150 per player. A shotgun start to the tournament will be at 11 a.m.

Registration includes cart rental, golf, lunch, and a cocktail and awards party starting at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for just the awards party are available for $15.

The event is being sponsored by the Basalt Chamber of Commerce and the Basalt Regional Heritage Society. Call the Basalt Chamber at 927-4031 to reserve a space in the tournament.

WOODY CREEK – Friends and neighbors are invited to an Irish wake celebrating the life and times of Dougald Mullen, a 25-year resident of Woody Creek. Dougald lost his life following a car crash during a February blizzard.

The event will be held at the WC3 Woody Creek Community Center, next to the Woody Creek Tavern, at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. Guests are encouraged to share their memories, stories and photos. Jimmy Dykann will play music, Barney Wyckoff will officiate, Mark Lee will be the pallbearer on motorcycle. Let us send Dougald off in Irish style. As Dougald always said, “Old men in pink rule” – wear pink in his honor, even if you cannot attend.

For more information contact Laurie Van Woerkom at 923-4149 or Chrissy Strom at 963-8113.

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