Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Palisade Kayak Course Still in Rocky Waters

Monday, September 1, 2008

Palisade Kayak Course Still in Rocky Waters

Avid kayakers may be in a bit of a quandry-- they love the environment, but four endangered fish --the Colorado pikeminnow, razorback sucker, bonytail chub, and humpback chub-- are endangering one sweet stretch of whitewater.

The Town of Palisade's master plan to improve tourism continues to snag over the issue of a proposed whitewater park in the Colorado River. Grand Junction Free Press Reporter Marija B. Vader writes that Palisade Town Manager Tim Sarmo, "--questions whether the federal government wants a whitewater kayak park in Palisade, with its continual requests for more information.

"Late last week, Sarmo fired a request of his own to the federal government: a U.S. Freedom of Information Act request of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. In it, Sarmo asked a long list of questions about funding and other details of the endangered fish recovery program.

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