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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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Denver man dies after rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado 23.6.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The body of a 34-year-old Denver man was recovered in the Green River Monday, two days after he disappeared in a rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument, according to officials. On Saturday, a group of 16 people rafted Triplet Falls on the Green River. After navigating the rapids, four members of the private rafting party decided to hike upstream to run a section known as the “Birth Canal.” The group made it through the rapids on a 9-foot paddle raft but hit a rock shortly downstream, flipping the raft and tossing the four occupants into the river. Three of the four rafters were able to swim to shore. The fourth person was spotted in the water below the rapid before he disappeared. His name has not been released. According to a news release from the National Park Service, members of his rafting party said he appeared to be stuck. “The rafting party observed that his personal flotation device and one shoe popped to the surface where he was last seen,” stated the press release. The group searched ...
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Colorado weighs the best means of sharing the water 19.4.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Even as water officials across Colorado were working overtime in April to refine plans to meet their water needs for the next 35 years, and California Governor Jerry Brown was calling on the people of his state to reduce their water use by 25 percent, a team of federal hydrologists in Salt Lake City was spreading the word about one of the lowest snowpack seasons and mildest winters in years. The month of March was particularly concerning to the hydrologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric’s Administration’s Colorado River Basin Forecast Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. “On March 2, we were very optimistic a storm would come through, but it just didn’t pan out,” Paul Miller, a senior hydrologist with the Forecast Center, said during an April 7 webinar attended remotely by more than 30 interested people from across the Colorado Basin. “March was very, very dry except for portions of the eastern Green (River Basin) and the tip of the Colorado headwaters. Especially in the Great Basin, you can see ...
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Billionaire's American West art collection to be sold in NYC 14.4.2015 Denver Post: Entertainment
NEW YORK (AP) — Christie's auction house will offer a large group of paintings depicting the American West from the collection of billionaire businessman William Koch (kohk).
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Steamboat briefs: Water roundtable in need of applicants to fill vacancy 27.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable is seeking applicants for one board vacancy. The at-large position may represent environmental, agriculture, recreation, domestic water provider, industrial or community interests. Applicants must reside in the geographic area defined by the rivers basin. Applications must be submitted by Friday. Contact Ren Martyn, roundtable member, at 970-879-4546 or rm@frpwetlandbank.com for more information. Steamboat Rotary Club offers grants to nonprofits The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs will receive grant requests for its next grant cycle through April 15. Grants are available to nonprofit organizations in Routt County. The focus of grant activity are youth and senior programs. Grants will be awarded around May 15. The grant application and grant information can be found at http://portal.clubrunner.ca/3667 . Click on the “Community Grant Application” on the right side of the home page. Call Karl Gills at 970-846-4326 with questions. Emerald Mountain School offers ...
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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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