River use

Wild burros raft Grand Canyon rapids

If you were in the Grand Canyon in 1980-81, you might have seen a strange sight: wild burros being lifted out by helicopter or floating by on rafts. Mark Applequist, of Cortez, was part of the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews survey fish on lower Dolores River, discard bass

State and federal fish biologists have surveyed the lower Dolores River to gauge native fish populations. Crews from the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife took advantage of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rio Lado creek is seen as test case for water rights

Rio Lado Creek north of Dolores has been tagged as part of an in-stream flow pilot project by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and San Juan National Forest. The remote creek, which flows into...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Yellowstone River boaters lose after fish die-off

On Thursday, state officials lifted a ban on water-based recreation on sections of Montana’s famed Yellowstone River, after a parasite killed thousands of fish last month. But the lifting comes too...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Grand bargain’

For the past three years, conservation groups held out hope that Republican Rep. Rob Bishop would protect some of Utah’s most stunning and vulnerable red rock landscapes in exchange for oil and gas...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Medics administered CPR in Santa Rita Park to a 56-year-old man whose raft flipped Tuesday, but the man eventually died. “He apparently was in a boat that flipped in or before (the Whitewater...

DATE: June 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six rafters unharmed after scary flip and swim

A raft carrying six rafters flipped on the Animas River just downstream from Smelter Rapid at about 4 p.m. Sunday. Emergency responders were called, but the rafters were uninjured and accounted...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

No charges in river cable incident

No charges will be filed in connection to a river cable that knocked boaters overboard earlier this month, sending one woman to the hospital. During an interview with KSJD on Thursday, June 11,...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can water plan sustain rec economy?

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Outdoor business leaders and conservationists are joining forces to urge Colorado to prioritize river-based recreation in the state’s upcoming water plan. As the Colorado Water...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

Pub hosting Dolores River permit party

Running permitted rivers takes planning, and now’s the time, before the snow your skiing on melts and fills area rivers. Hence the local custom of a river permit party, taking place this year on...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brew pub hosting Dolores River permit party

Running permitted rivers takes planning, and now's the time, before the snow your skiing on melts and fills area rivers. Hence the local custom of a river permit party, taking place this year on...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News