REFUGE ACTIVITIES

There will be a number of activities this summer at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

They include:

On July 19, the refuge will hold Shorebird Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a guided field trip at 11 a.m., a talk by Bridget Olson at 1 p.m., a photography class at 1 p.m. and a presentation by a local artist at 1 and 2 p.m. Registration is required.

There will be a photo workshop at the refuge on July 19 and Aug. 2. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

Also, work on the refuge road will begin this month, which will require the closing the road. Work will continue through September.

For question on roadwork and to register for classes call 801-723-5887.

TAGGED CATCHES?

Utah's first-ever family fishing event is going on at waters in the Uinta Basin.

The question right now, though, is where are the fish?

"We're getting a little worried because no one has brought a fish or a tag in yet," said Teena Christopherson, the event's organizer.

"We've got some nice prizes to give away. We'd hoped to see several tags brought in by now."

The event involves catching a fish marked with a small red tag and then turning the tag in.

Prizes include high-definition TVs, barbecue grills, a gun cabinet, an iPod, and the grand prize, a complete car video system.

The prize drawing will be held on Aug. 9 at Steinaker State Park.

Biologists tagged 100 live fish in three local waters: Steinaker, Red Fleet and Big Sandwash.

Tagged fish are to be taken to the new entrance at Steinaker.

CALDER HAS FISH

Biologists have found live fish in Calder Reservoir recently.

Which means winter kill was not as serious as originally believed. Consensus among fisherman was that all of the fish in the reservoir died.

Calder Reservoir is 35 miles northeast of Vernal.

After the ice melted, biologists found dead

fish lining the banks, especially at Calder and Crouse reservoirs.

Recently, it has been reported that fish have been caught and seen jumping.

Last year Calder Reservoir was made a trophy water in an attempt to raise larger fish.

HALF MARATHON/5K

The Bryce Canyon Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk will be held July 19.

The half marathon will start at Ruby's Inn near the entrance to Bryce Canyon, go through Bryce Canyon City and end at Cannonville City Park. The 5K starts and ends at Cannonville City Park.

The half marathon, which is 13.1 miles, will start a 6 a.m. and the 5K at 6:30 a.m.

For information call 1-800-444-6689 or 435-676-1102 or visit the Web site at: www.brycecanyoncountry.com or www.brycecanyonhalfmarathon.com. Runners can register online at www.runnercard.com

Entry fee for the marathon is $25 and the 5K $20 until July 12, then the fee increases by $5. Total cash prize is $3,000.

A CHANCE TO ROW

High school students will have to opportunity to try rowing on the Great Salt Lake on Monday.

Utah Crew, the only public youth rowing program in Utah, will be offering one free rowing lesson to new high-school-age rowers at the Great Salt Lake Marina on at 5 p.m.

For information call 801-599-5687.