Thor Tingey, left, and his mom, Sheri Tingey, at Alpacka Raft headquarters in Mancos. Alpacka's radical reconsideration of packable watercraft is changing the way people access some of the burliest waters in the country. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Changing the way people access the burliest waters in the country: Mancos’ Alpacka Raft crafts “a new way to see the world”

Today, the company’s more than two dozen employees design, cut, weld, glue, test and ship more than 2,600 Alpacka rafts across the world every year

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El Paso County sheriff can’t hold people for immigration authorities, judge rules

Courts in several states have ruled that sheriffs cannot hold people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without violating the 4th Amendment