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Alleged hazing results in no charges against students 20.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
In late June, news about alleged hazing incidents involving the Moffat County High School football team shook the Craig community, resulting in the removal of football coaches, suspension of upperclassmen and a police investigation. Events that took place at a football camp in Evanston, Wyoming, from June 18 to 20 led to allegations, questions and confusion among community members, school district employees, students and football coaching staff. On Wednesday, the Craig Daily Press spoke with Uinta County Attorney Dean Stout (Evanston is located in Uinta County) who answered questions about the Evanston Police Department investigation that has been underway since mid-August. Ultimately, Stout concluded he will not file charges against the accused upperclassmen and he said nothing beyond rough horseplay and bullying took place. Additionally, he determined no sexual assault took place — an accusation made by one of the freshmen. “It looked like there was a culture of bullying that had developed a little bit ...
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Legislators listen to local water advocates 17.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Jeff Devere, of Rangely, told a panel of nine state legislators gathered in Steamboat Springs Tuesday to talk about the challenge of meeting Colorado’s future water needs that people in Northwest Colorado expect to be treated with dignity and respect if the Front Range comes after their water. Water policy discussions are typically rife with jargon, and at first, Devere, a member of the Yampa-White-Green Basin Roundtable that is contributing to a new statewide water plan, resorted to some of the same. Devere, who is a dean at Colorado Northwestern Community College, told members of the legislature’s Interim Water Resources Review Committee that people who live in the Yampa, White and Green river valleys expect “equitable apportionment” of their water. But then he decided to speak plainly. “Equitable apportionment is a very defined legal term,” Devere said. “But in general, what we’re talking about is the idea that local communities want to be treated with dignity and respect if water from their basins is ...
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A Look Back: Historic images of Canyonlands National Park 12.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Each Friday, the Salt Lake Tribune presents historical images in a special series called "A Look Back." This week’s installment features photos of Canyonlands National Park as the area looked in the 1940s and 1950s. Canyonlands became a park on Sept. 12, 1964. Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.
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Canyonlands: An unfinished conservation struggle 7.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The journey from the Upheaval Dome trailhead to the Green River passes through 100 million years of the Earth’s history, beginning with Jurassic-era Navajo Sandstone and winding down to the 250 million-year-old White Rim that forms the ledge over the park’s inner canyons. The intriguing geological puzzle — did a meteor impact from above create the crater, or a gradual uplift from below? — is inside Canyonlands National Park, created 50 years ago this week. But the view across the Green River, li...
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Dinosaur discovered 155 years ago in Utah to be excavated 2.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Paleontologists are excavating the first dinosaur ever discovered in Utah, 155 years after a geologist discovered the skeleton of the mammoth plant-eater during an Army engineering survey of the West. When geologist J.S. Newberry found the bones of the Dystrophaeus on the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers in 1859, he could dig out only a few and told others later that there were more to be removed. But the site’s location was lost for decades, and the work hasn’t continued until now. ...
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Woman who died in Utah’s Green River identified 25.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A woman who died after apparently falling into the Green River in Uintah County has been identified. The woman, Leona Jean Rowley, 37, of Vernal, and her husband were fishing near the Horseshoe Bend area of the river Saturday evening when the husband moved to another spot about 50 to 100 yards farther downstream, said Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen. When he came back, she was gone, and the bank near where she had been fishing had caved in, Laursen said. Investigators found no signs of f...
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Searchers recover body of Uintah County woman from Green River 25.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A Uintah County search and rescue team recovered a woman’s body near the Horseshoe Bend bend area of the Green River. The woman and her husband were fishing along the river Saturday evening when the husband moved to another spot about 50 to 100 yards farther downstream, said Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen. When he came back, she was gone, and the bank near where she had been fishing had caved in, Laursen said. Investigators found no signs of foul play. They found the woman’s body about ...
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Searchers scour Green River for missing Uintah County woman 25.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A Uintah County search and rescue team is scouring the Horseshoe Bend area of the Green River for a missing woman. The woman and her husband were fishing along the river Saturday evening, when the husband moved to another spot about 50 to 100 yards farther downstream, said Uintah County Undersheriff John Laursen. When he came back, she was gone, and the bank she had been fishing at had caved in, Laursen said. Thus far, the investigators have found no signs of foul play or evidence that she fell ...
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Utah forecast: Wet, wild and cooler statewide 19.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Much of central and southern Utah was under a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday as monsoonal moisture rumbled into the region, punctuated by thunder, lightning and locally heavy rainfall. The advisory, which encompassed an area stretching from the mountains east of Provo running southwest through Delta and St. George, south to Zion National Park and southeast to Green River, was to run through Tuesday night. The National Weather Service warned that normally dry washes, recent burn scars, slot canyons an...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Water — where does it go from here? 15.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable gave preliminary approval to the first draft of their Basin Implementation Plan on July 23. The plan now will be submitted to the Colorado Water Conservation Board that will consolidate plans from the nine Colorado water basins and develop a State Water Plan to be delivered to the governor by December 2015. The BIP addresses our basins’ responsibilities to balance current and future needs of our water resources. Development of this document has been a labor of love and concern by countless volunteers and a culmination of years of professional studies commissioned by the roundtable. Our roundtable identified eight primary basin goals for Northwest Colorado: • Protect existing decreed and anticipated future water uses in the Yampa-White-Green basins • Protect and encourage agricultural uses of water in the basins within the context of private property rights • Improve agricultural water supplies to increase irrigation land and reduce shortages • Identify and ...
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‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog 29.7.2014 From the Blogs
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Book will capture Utah food identity 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Three Utah folklorists are working on the ultimate Utah food book. The yet-to-be-titled publication will have chapters devoted to iconic foods (think green Jell-O, pink fry sauce and funeral potatoes), local specialties (such as Green River melons, Bear Lake raspberries and Sanpete County turkey), Utah liquor laws, Dutch oven and pioneer foods and ethnic food contributions. Co-author Eric Eliason, a folklorist and English professor at Brigham Young University, said that too often residents of Ut...
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Utah forecast: Hot, dry and breezy, wildfire risk up 21.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Hot, dry and breezy weather was forecast for Utah as the work week got underway. Along the Wasatch Front, temperatures were predicted to peak in the mid- to upper-90s Monday and Tuesday. Winds of 10-20 mph were expected to offer a modest break from the heat. Mild winds were to caress southern Utahns as well, but with highs expected to top triple digits both days, the relief offered was questionable. Not a drop of rain was expected, either. That, along with bone-dry air and parched vegetation, pu...
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Adventure of the Week: Outlasting mosquitos and snakes deep in Dinosaur National Monument 17.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
How to get there: High-clearance vehicles are highly recommended when driving to Echo Park. The road becomes impassable when wet. Take U.S. Highway 40 west to Dinosaur, a two-hour drive from Steamboat Springs. Turn right at Harper's Corner Road, just 2 miles east of Dinosaur. There is no entrance fee here. After driving 25 miles, make a right at Echo Park Road. Go down the switchbacks and drive for about 10 miles until at a fork. Go left for a few miles to the campgrounds. Camping: The Echo Park campground has 22 sites and rarely fills up. The cost is $8 per night. Before going, plan your trip here The visitor comment book at the Echo Park campground contained many dire warnings on June 27. The last comment on the page ominously read "If you don't have bug spray, run!" I did have a can of bug spray, but I didn't have nearly enough to fend off the hundreds and hundreds of mosquitoes that hunted me all weekend. One of my favorite campgrounds in Colorado was buggy on my second visit. Wait, let me correct ...
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The pike predicament: How a fish creates thrills for anglers and headaches for habitat managers 13.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The predators become the prey when fishermen like Craig Preston cast into Stagecoach Reservoir southeast of Steamboat Springs. With four kids, a wife and two jobs, Preston, who lives in Hayden, does not get onto the water as much as he would like. Fishing is his passion though, and when at Stagecoach, he fishes for northern pike, a top-level predator that threatens Colorado fish habitats but is also a really fun fish to catch. “I think it’s the big-fish allure,” Preston said. “The chance of catching that monster.” And the big fish are definitely out there. The official state record pike was pulled out of Stagecoach in 2006 by Thornton resident Tim Bone, who was using Powerbait with the intention of catching trout. Instead, he hooked a pike at the Stagecoach inlet and began a 25-minute fight with the fish running out about 100 yards three times. The 30-pound, 11-ounce fish measured 46 1/2 inches with a 21 1/2-inch girth. By comparison, the biggest pike Preston has ever caught out of Stagecoach was 39 ...
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Culture clash in Moab 12.7.2014 Durango Herald
As a benefit for the San Juan Mountains Association, we had organized a canoe trip on the Green River near Moab to paddle 60 miles from Geyser Springs to Mineral Bottom. Colorado’s Centennial Canoe Outfitters says this is “part of the longest stretch of quiet wilderness water in the western United States.” We had plans...
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And the West is History 11.7.2014 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “The appropriation of $100,000 for a federal building and post office in this city has been increased one-third, now being $150,000. The bill now goes to the house, where no trouble is anticipated in its passage.”75 years ago: “Thrifty shoppers of the entire basin are buying heavily at Graden’s...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Importance of a modern day roundtable 11.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Mention the name roundtable and most people think of King Arthur’s famed roundtable where he and his knights congregated in medieval times. But ever since 2005 with the legislative passing of the Colorado Water for the 21st Century Act, Northwest Colorado has had its own roundtable. Along with roundtables across the state representing the state’s eight watersheds and the Denver Metro area, the Yampa White Green Roundtable is represented by 35 members with diverse backgrounds from the Yampa, White and Green river basins. Roundtables are a bottom-up or grass-roots approach to facilitate discussions on water management issues and encourage locally driven collaborative solutions. Each roundtable has been required to develop basin-wide water needs assessments consisting of four parts: consumptive water needs (municipal, industrial and agricultural); non-consumptive water needs (environmental and recreational); available water supplies (ground and surface) including unappropriated waters; and proposed projects ...
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Op-ed: EPA rule change needed to protect Utah’s headwaters 4.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
No one understood the importance of Western waters more than the iconic author, Wallace Stegner, when he famously said: “Water is the true wealth in a dry land.” Stegner spent years exploring Utah and wrote passionately about its magnificent landscapes shaped by water, from the deep canyons and arches along the Colorado and the Green Rivers to the high mountain streams of the Wasatch and Uinta ranges. Water has shaped Utah’s geography, and its character, and remains a precious resource for its ...
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Utah forecast: Hot weather, parching winds bring ‘Red Flag’ 26.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Continued hot temperatures, parching winds and tinder-dry forests and rangelands combined to put huge swaths of Utah under a “Red Flag” wildfire warning extending into late Thursday night. From eastern Utah’s Uintas through Green River and Moab to Bluff in the southeast, as well as southwestern and southcentral Utah, the National Weather Service warned that the risk for rapidly spreading, explosive wildfires was extreme through 11 p.m. Thursday. With gusts of 55 mph expected in some high desert ...
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