Jeff Hammond spends day after day along the Arkansas River, in the cold and the heat and the wind, telling people to put on their life jackets, or making sure they have a permit to camp, or — sometimes — performing rescues like the one in which he pulled a mom, her daughter and their […]
Elisha McArthur wants women and girls to feel the power of rowing their own raft
Latest installment spurs 103-mile pipeline paralleling the river to bring safe drinking water to 50,000 southeastern residents
2-ton sandbags helped tame a boat-flipping menace at city’s popular whitewater park — bringing back the vaunted Scout Wave after 8-week absence
A resident’s complaints about “dangerous” rides prompted carnies to pull up stakes. But ninjas came to the rescue.
When a landowner hurled rocks at Roger Hill for wading and fishing in the Arkansas River, the octogenarian angler sued, arguing the river was navigable when Colorado became a state in 1876 and therefore public property and open for wading and fishing. The lawsuit threatened to upend decades of tenuous agreements around public access on […]
But if the deep snow melts too fast, the rafting season that might have been could end in a rush of dangerous water and debris.
The agency’s brownfields program just came into lots of new money. And they want rural and small-town Colorado to help spend it.
It’s open season with no limit on walleye, saugeye, crappie, perch, wiper and catfish at two Eastern Plains reservoirs. Again. As severe drought spikes demand for irrigation water on the plains, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dropping angler limits at the South Platte River-fed Jumbo Reservoir near Julesburg and the Arkansas River-fed Queens Reservoir north […]
At 8 p.m. on a summer weeknight, the setting sun slants its last warm rays through the trees along Main Street in Florence. The antique stores, bakery and coffee shops are closed, and the nearly empty dinner spots will soon follow. The benches that provide a shady respite during the day are empty. There’s a […]