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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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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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