Cache la Poudre River
Social issues and the weather found center stage in the first half of 2014 in Colorado, with legal pot and not-so-legal gay marriage claiming the headlines.
A woman was rescued from the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins on Sunday.
Crews in Northern Colorado are cleaning up after an oil spill in Windsor dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River.
The Poudre River is full of melted snow — so much so right now that levels are well above average in Larimer and Weld counties, spilling over banks, and flooding homes and businesses.
It’s been a deadly couple of weeks on both Clear Creek and the Cache La Poudre River, and until Saturday there hadn’t been a death on a commercial rafting trip in Colorado since 2011.
While some residents in Larimer County say they are surprised the Poudre River is still open for recreational activities, some rafting companies have taken extra safety steps.
A 26-year-old woman became the third person to die in the Poudre River in less than two weeks.
Rescue crews pulled an unconscious woman from the Cache La Poudre River on Wednesday.
The threat of flooding is not over for people living in Weld and Larimer Counties.
The flooding at Island Grove Park in Greeley only tells part of the story. The Cache La Poudre River is over its banks in several places, and as temperatures rise and more snow melts, flooding is increasing in Larimer and Weld counties.