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Mary Brown: Group focuses on water 11.2.2016 Steamboat Pilot
As the new chair of the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table, I’m writing today to give an update on some of the water issues being addressed both in Northwest Colorado and throughout the state. The Round Table was formed pursuant to the Water For The 21st Century Act passed by the Colorado Legislature in 2005. The Round Table currently has 13 members representing a variety of water stakeholders and interests in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Members are elected and/or appointed to their positions per the requirements of the statute, and the roster is filled with people who have a passion for preserving the water in our region. Officers are elected annually and must represent the Yampa and White river basins. Jackie Brown and Alden Vanden Brink, from Routt and Moffat counties respectively, now serve as the vice-chairs. Jon Hill from Rio Blanco is the immediate past-chair. We have met consistently since our formation to identify, quantify and address challenges of water quantity and quality ...
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Wildlife officials plan to use infrared to count elusive Utah herd of burros 20.12.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Federal wildlife officials are planning to use infrared equipment to count the number of wild burros in an elusive Utah herd ahead of a spring roundup that's part of a new in-depth study of the animals.
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Wyoming seeks compromise on wildlife migration corridors 1.12.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Migration science has advanced, and the Game & Fish Commission is looking to reassess land use.
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What a save: Local kayaker's feat goes viral 19.11.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The video is astonishing , the kind that makes you holler to a friend, “You gotta see this!” “No, I promise this time.” “No cats, I swear.” “Just watch it.” In the video, Steamboat Springs adventurer Lucas Strickland is waiting beside a river, one positively roaring as water smashes through a tight corridor of rocks. A kayak comes through those rocks first, upside down and barely visible in the surf. Even less visible is the kayaker bobbing behind — above the surface for just a moment at a time as the river rages toward even bigger rapids. Kayaker and kayak float a little deeper into the screen before Strickland strikes. He jumps from the rocky shore into the white commotion, leapfrogs over the boat and pounces on the kayaker. His arms loop inside the boater’s life vest, and in a flash, they’re being hauled out. Strickland even manages to grab a paddle floating by as they reach shore and a crowd offers a loud salute. It’s a video that’s been viewed nearly 500,000 times, but as dramatic as it is, ...
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Scientists say West Salt Creek landslide still a threat 2.10.2015 Durango Herald
COLLBRAN – A new report on the landslide that killed three men in western Colorado last year warns that the landside remains a threat to nearby residents.The Colorado Geological Survey report says a pond that was formed when part of the Green River Formation faltered and slid down is a potential threat, The Daily Sentinel of Grand...
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Scientists say West Salt Creek landslide still a threat 1.10.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
COLLBRAN, Colo. (AP) — A new report on the landslide that killed three men in western Colorado last year warns that the landside remains a threat to nearby residents.
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Labor Day at Flaming Gorge 26.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
“This is flaming gorgeous!” The one-liner comes from my daughter, Casey, as we motor our pontoon boat 13 miles up Utah’s Flaming Gorge reservoir to Carter Creek. Out of the wind rippling the main lake, the side canyon snakes through a Christmas scene of red cliffs flanked by pinyon pine. We shut off our engine a few bends back where the creek plunges in like Santa’s beard. To the side, other visitors are cannonballing off a 25-foot cliff into the water. • Guided tours of the hydroelectric plant and dam are offered daily, letting you elevator down inside the dam. Also visit the adjacent Visitor Center for history exhibits of the area. • Bear Canyon Trail is an easy three-mile round-trip for hiking and mountain biking, taking off just past the Cedar Springs campsite. • If you have a speed boat, visit the eastern side of Kingfisher Island, where a giant rope swing launches adrenaline-seekers into the lake. • Float the A section of the Green just below the dam, either on your own (if you have Class II ...
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Routt County investigates update of regulations designed to protect streams and ponds from development 24.9.2015 Steamboat Pilot
After hearing conflicting testimony from their constituents, Routt County commissioners agreed Sept. 22 to extend a review of their waterbody setback regulations to determine if an update is needed. The question is whether the waterbody setback regulations as drafted accomplish clean water without unduly hindering development, Commissioner Doug Monger told the gathering. The setback regulations, passed in 1996, are intended to protect rivers, streams and ponds from encroachment by human development. They prohibit driveways, structures and “improvements” — which can include grading the soil — from taking place closer than 50 feet from water bodies without a permit and unless they are “unavoidable.” There was some sentiment among the 23 people in attendance this week that, while waterbody setbacks are important, the one-size-fits-all approach might be too strict in some cases. Others suggested the setbacks are critical to the future of water supplies in the region. Bill Badaracca — a manager with the ...
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Judge denies Peabody Energy's request to strike protest song 23.9.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal judge in Wyoming says it's tough luck that the world's largest private coal company doesn't dig a 1970s-era protest song.
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And the West is History 16.8.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “A shipment of 75 boxes of peaches from A.H. Masters at Flora Vista consigned to a Denver brokerage firm, came in on the Farmington train, and is one of the largest single shipments of fruit made this season.”75 years ago: “Patrick and James McNamara, frisky youngsters of Mr. and Mrs. James McNamara...
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Community Ag Alliance: An open letter to Colorado water users 14.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Colorado water users: When the waters get rough, the rough retreat. So it was when the Yampa/White/Green Roundtable met in Meeker in a first-ever retreat to discuss where to go from here now that the Basin Implementation Plan for the Colorado Water Plan is complete. As these plans wind their way downstream to the confluence of completion (comments are due on the second draft of the CWP by Sept. 17), the Roundtable convened to outline its next steps. The goal on everyone’s mind was how to implement the elements outlined in the Basin Plan. Where to start and how to tackle the deep and rapidly changing subject are the challenges. Pre-meeting agenda discussions had settled on two thorny issues that need in-depth discussion and will have to be worked on indefinitely. The first was non-consumptive water use, or in plain speak, what to do about the fish, which get squeezed and warmed up. The other is the Colorado River Compact and its attendant concerns within this basin, particularly as to how regional ...
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True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83 28.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic.
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Dinosaur National Monument celebrates 100 years 25.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Come October, Dinosaur National Monument will celebrate its 100th birthday, and park staff as well as surrounding communities are coming together to highlight all of the features and attractions that make the monument an international tourist hotspot. President Woodrow Wilson declared the area a national park on Oct. 4, 1915 after paleontologist Earl Douglass discovered a large amount of fossils in a quarry in northeastern Utah. Douglass was exploring the area for fossils to send back to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. After thousands of fossils were excavated and sent to the museum for study, Wilson set aside 80 acres to be considered National Park land. In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expanded the park to 210,000 acres in order to protect stretches of the Green River and the Yampa River. The monument spans across Colorado and Utah in the southeast portion of the Uinta Mountains, a subrange of the Rocky Mountains. The fossils date to the Jurassic period — the period most highly ...
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Biking the line between wilderness and civilization 18.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A bikepacking trip in Canyonlands offers a new look at a well-travelled landscape.
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Steamboat briefs: Upcoming seminar to deal with pond construction 14.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A seminar outlining the do’s and don’ts of pond construction is set for 7:30 to 9 a.m. today at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. Speakers will include representatives from Colorado Division of Water Resources, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Colorado State Land Board, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and the U.S. Forest Service. The event is hosted by the Community Agriculture Alliance, the Colorado Division of Water Resources and the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basing Round Table. Coffee and pastries will be served. BookTrails adds two new camps to summer offerings Due to high demand, BookTrails has added two new camps to their Reading on Ranches 2015 camp season. Lego Camp will be held Monday through July 24 and another session of Camp Splash will be offered July 27 to July 31. Lego Camp is all about building. Students will read a building-related book and learn how different animals build their habitats in nature. Campers can expect to learn how to build survival ...
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Letter to the Editor: River our responsibility 3.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
I will try to make this letter short and simple. I initially posted a nasty letter to tubers on Facebook, but then I realized that, truth be told, we are all responsible for trashing the river. As the season has progressed, so has the amount of trash on the Yampa’s banks. It started this spring, down at Fetcher’s Pond when I was lugging my kayak down to the river and my foot just barely missed an entire box of fishing hooks that a careless fisherman had dropped on the ground and either didn’t notice or didn’t bother to pick up. Fishing hooks scattered everywhere. Imagine if your dog or your child stumbled upon this box of fishing hooks rather than an attentive river steward. As the high water came and went, we picked up a few items along the way that most likely just got washed down the river and onto the banks — a few stray beer cans, a couple water bottles, a canoe that someone abandoned along with all of their personal belongings. My boyfriend even picked up a full-sized tarp at one point (complete ...
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Dam bill for Green River revives industrialist dream 30.6.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Boosters want Fontenelle Dam to divert more water in southwest Wyoming.
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Gary Ridgway transferred from Washington to Colorado prison 28.6.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Corrections say Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River killer, has been transferred from a prison in Washington state to a high-security prison in Colorado.
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Denver man ID'd as victim of Green River rafting accident 24.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
Authorities on Tuesday identified the Denver man who died in a rafting accident Saturday on the Green River in Dinosaur National ...
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3 people dead, 1 missing in state’s swift rivers 23.6.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Three people are dead and another is missing after tubing and boating accidents on Colorado’s swift rivers over the weekend.On Sunday, a Grand Junction man died after falling out of his inflatable kayak on the Fryingpan River in Basalt. A 23-year-old Parker man also drowned after a tubing accident on the Arkansas...
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