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Man dies after falling through ice on Flaming Gorge 21.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a 61-year-old Green River man died after he fell through the ice on the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming.
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Google Street View rows viewers down virtual Yampa Canyon whitewater adventure 16.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Permits to float one of the wildest rivers in the West are precious, but now, computer users can take a vicarious trip down Northwest Colorado’s Yampa Canyon. And you don't even have to get wet. Google Maps Street View this week debuted a virtual float down the Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument , where of course there are no streets, just a protected desert river flowing through sheer sandstone cliffs. The new simulated whitewater float comes at a time when the future of the Yampa and the canyon it flows through are growing topics of discussion. Kent Vertrees, of Steamboat Springs, agreed Thursday that 2015 could be a fateful year for the Yampa River. He is a 10-year member of the Yampa/White/Green River Roundtable, which is charged with making recommendations about the future management of Northwest Colorado’s rivers. Those recommendations will be taken into consideration in the new state water plan to be finalized in December. The unanswered question on the minds of water experts and users in ...
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Yampa/White basin roundtable concerned about Western Slope plans 15.1.2015 Steamboat Pilot
It’s a good thing the Yampa/White/Green River Basin Roundtable can agree, because Western Slope basin roundtables have yet to agree on much. The discourse between Western Slope roundtables was the main topic of discussion at Wednesday night’s meeting. A few members of the Yampa roundtable will appear at a Feb. 2 meeting in Montrose where all of the Western Slope basin roundtables will meet. Wednesday’s Yampa roundtable meeting served as a chance for the entire group to talk before the Western Slope roundtables meet. The Colorado Water for 21st Century Act established nine basin roundtables. Each roundtable develops basin-wide water needs assessments to determine the needs of its own basin. Eventually, the separate basin plans will fold into the Colorado Water Plan . After a presentation from Hal Simpson, a representative from engineering firm CDM Smith, the roundtable launched into a discussion about how the Western Slope roundtables can come together to develop a plan suitable for itself and the state ...
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Colorado track reopens after detour for Amtrak's California Zephyr 25.11.2014 Denver Post: Local
A stretch of railroad track west of Granby that underwent emergency repairs after a weekend rock slide reopened late Monday, ending a two-day detour for Amtrak's California ...
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Working toward a goal 23.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Throughout Colorado, conversations about water continue to spark interest and debate. Colorado’s population is expected to grow by 8 million to 10 million people by 2050 and the state is searching for answers that will meet future demands. One of the proposals from the East Slope urban areas is to divert water across the Continental Divide. Basins on the Western Slope do not consider this a feasible solution until all other options are fully implemented. As the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable developed its initial Basin Implementation Plan, many groups weighed in with suggestions and opinions about protecting the waters in Northwest Colorado. The same was true for the Colorado and Gunnison basins. Organizations throughout the region asked for optimization of storage of Front Range water on the Front Range. Numerous headwaters counties, towns and water utilities endorsed the concept and specifically mentioned Chatfield Reservoir as an example of such a project. In August, Associated Governments ...
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Colo. River supply concerns mounting 29.9.2014 Durango Herald
The water in Navajo Reservoir could play a role in meeting Colorado River Compact obligations in the event of continued drought, said Bruce Whitehead, director of the Southwestern Water Conservation District.Release of water to Lake Powell from Navajo Reservoir, Flaming Gorge Reservoir on the Green River in Utah and Blue Mesa Reservoir...
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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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