Cold temperatures didn’t stop contract workers for Trout Unlimited on Wednesday as they built forms for a concrete fish ladder on Elkhorn Creek near the Lane Ranch pond. Keri York, the organization’s Big Wood project manager, second from right, said the ladder will allow year-round passage for trout from the Big Wood River up Elkhorn Creek and its tributaries. She said the project was funded by state grants, a Trout Unlimited grant and private donations. If weather is not too big a factor, the project is scheduled to be completed next week.

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