Climax Water Treatment Plant Celebration August 7
Climax Mine is hosting a grand opening to mark the commissioning of their new water treatment plant. After a $200 million investment to change facilities and methods in water treatment, water will now be treated in the new plant incorporating modern water treatment technologies.
Climax Mine Water Treatment Plant celebration features an exclusive opportunity for guided tours of the plant, attendance by state and national dignitaries and company leaders, educational opportunities, food and festivities.
The Climax Molybdenum Company operations in Colorado date back to 1918 and have played a part in world history as well as Colorado’s own growth.
Registration is required to attend the grand opening celebration and/or guided tour of the Climax Mine Water Treatment Plant. Seating is limited to the first 500 RSVPs. Buses will depart from Copper Mountain every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tour time is approximately 75 minutes. CLICK HERE to register.
Here’s the local fishing report brought to you by Tim Hill of Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, located in downtown Leadville.
Upper Arkansas River (Between Leadville and Buena Vista)
Flows continue to recede in the meadows and are becoming even more manageable below the Lake Creek confluence. This combined with strong hatches has the upper river in excellent shape. The drakes and stones are dwindling and have been replaced with PMD and quill pattern mayflies as the primary hatch. Trout are also still maintaining a diet of caddis. Your dry fly selection should include pmd, light cahill, red or ginger quills, and parachute caddis patterns. Prince, pheasant tail, and pmd emergers have been taking fish sub surface.
Fire Mitigation Project on CR 17 Canceled
The following information was provided by Lake County Public Information Officer Susan Matthews concerning the Fire Mitigation work which was initially planned for County Road 17 (CR17 – Mountain View Drive):
Notice of project cancellation—Due to mounting technical difficulties to achieve the overall intent of the CR17 Fuel Break project, inability to meet some of the grant guidance parameters and a host of programmatic issues that only very recently became apparent, the CR17 Fuel Reduction Project is canceled for this year.
In the future, the county will examine a more board-based approach to fire mitigation involving volunteering home owners associations and individual home owners. Moving forward, the county will work with HOAs and home owners in creating defensible space and FireWise Communities. Residents are encouraged to read this LINK which outlines the wildfire protection plan, adopted first in 2006, and is currently undergoing revisions pertaining to Lake County.
The state of Colorado has experienced huge fires in the past several years. As an outcome of the increased fires, many insurance companies are leaving the state and others are cancelling policies. Lake County residents are beginning to receive letters from insurance companies cancelling or requesting mitigation efforts. Mitigation efforts that Lake County will plan and implement can be a helpful tool to show Lake County is interested in keeping our community safe.