Tag Archives: Colorado River

Body Found In River

A body was found in the Colorado River on Christmas Eve west of New Castle. While officials have yet to identify the individual, they believe it may be related to a vehicle that was stolen earlier in the week.  Police found the stolen vehicle Monday crashed near the area where the body was discovered. While searching the area near the stolen Continue reading

Group Petitions Hickenlooper to Leave West Slope Water Alone

WATER CONSERVATIONCitizens For West Slope Water, a group of Western Slope residents who are concerned about water, delivered a petition yesterday to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper strongly urging his opposition to new trans-mountain diversions that would take additional water from Colorado’s Western Slope. Nearly 1,500 West Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

Snowpack Better in Western Colorado than Other Areas of the Country

SNOWPACKSnowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the snowpack yesterday at 90 percent of the long-term average. By contrast, many Continue reading

Whitewater Park Project Underway Near Kremmling

whitewater parkThe Colorado River is getting a second whitewater park for kayaking and board surfing, this one near Kremmling in Grand County. Kayaking play parks have sprung up across the West, but the region’s largest waterway has only one engineered kayaking park. That’s the popular Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park. The Gore Continue reading

CPW Commission to Meet in Glenwood

colorado parksThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet September 11th and 12th at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood. Topics will include updates on the Recovery Program for listed aquatics species in the Colorado River, final regulations for big game hunting, draft regulations for snowmobiles and Continue reading

Gore Canyon Project Approved in Grand County

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has authorized the proposed Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at the Pumphouse Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River. Grand County submitted a right-of-way application to build the feature across the full width of the river upstream of the Continue reading

Udall Proposes Expansion of Federal Land in Summit County

forest-service-signSenator Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, has asked the public to weigh in on his proposal to grab more land for the federal government.  Udall’s proposal would extend the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest by 90 acres in Grand County. Udall says his proposal would Continue reading