Tag Archives: river

“Respect the Yampa” By Keeping it Clean

With tubing season on the horizon, the City of Steamboat and other river advocates are asking those planning to recreate on the Yampa River, to take steps to keep it clean. The “Respect the Yampa” campaign Continue reading

Elk River Bridge To Be Re-Decked Next Week

Routt County Road 52E between Clark and Steamboat will be closed starting Monday at the Elk River Bridge, near the intersection with CR 129, to allow the bridge to be re-decked. Construction is expected to last through Continue reading

New Coal Enhancement Facility Planned In WYO

Reports are that a new coal treatment facility is being planned for the Powder River Basin. The facility would treat the coal removed form the basin in order to make it burn hotter, increasing its value. The treatment facility would be the first Continue reading

River Race Tomorrow Morning

The Pirates of the Yampa River Race will take place tomorrow morning. The race starts at Loudy Simpson Park at 8, with registration open until 7:30 tomorrow morning.  The race will cover 6 miles with prizes being Continue reading

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

Man Dies On Dinosaur River Trip

A Denver man died over the weekend on a river trip in Dinosaur National Monument. The unidentified 60-year-old was in an inflatable kayak when it flipped. Witnesses said the man initially indicated he was okay, but as he continued to float down the river, Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Continue reading

Yampa River Bridge Construction Complete

Construction on the bridge crossing the Yampa River on Highway 13 about south of Craig has been completed. The Colorado Department of Transportation started the project in the summer of 2015, with the work expected to be finished Continue reading

UPDATE: Drowning Victim Identified

The woman who died in a rafting accident yesterday on the Upper Colorado River in Eagle County has been identified as 32-year-old Elyssa Wenrich McCreight of Edwards. McCreight was rafting the river when the boat she was on high centered on a rock near a large rapid known as the “Bone-yard Continue reading

Rafters Pulled From Eagle River

Four rafters had to be rescued from the Eagle River Saturday near Edwards. The raft high centered on a rock in the middle of the river standing the rafters.  It took rescue crews a couple hours to retrieve the rafters and pull Continue reading

Construction On Yampa Street In Steamboat

Phase 1 of the Yampa Street Improvements will start again next week in Steamboat.  This phase of the project is scheduled to last through Mid June, work will commence weather permitting. Crews will be constructing new sidewalks and installing street lighting on 6th Street along the Bank of the West Continue reading

Yampa River Improvement Work Starts Tuesday

The City of Steamboat will begin river improvement work Tuesday on the Yampa River. The work will take place along Yampa Street from Little Toots Park to the Ambulance Barn. The city will be working to stabilize eroding banks Continue reading