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Chaffee County

The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

Coroner IDs Kayaker Who Drowned In Arkansas River

Authorities have released the name of a kayaker whose body was pulled from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista.

07/29/2014

Browns Canyon (credit: CBS)

Browns Canyon One Step Closer To Becoming National Monument

The plan to turn one of the most popular rafting sites in Colorado into a National Monument gets one step closer.

07/25/2014

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Colorado Health Officials Report 2 West Nile Cases

Colorado health officials have reported two human cases of West Nile virus, the first reported cases this season.

07/03/2014

The Arkansas River (credit: outdoors-adventures.org)

Woman Missing After Colorado Rafting Accident

Authorities are looking for a 31-year-old Utah woman who was tossed from a raft in the Arkansas River near Salida and swept downstream by the swift current.

06/29/2014

Gene George (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office)

Remains Found In Chaffee County Believed To Be Ohio Man

Authorities believe remains found on a Colorado mountain are those of 64-year-old Gene George of Ohio, who has been missing he went hiking in the area in September.

03/24/2014

An image from the scene (credit: Chaffee County Times)

Suspected Bomb Found In Buena Vista Turns Out Harmless

A device that authorities feared might be a bomb in the bed of a pickup in a Colorado mountain town wasn’t an explosive after all, the sheriff said Tuesday.

02/18/2014

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Brighton Teen Killed In Apparent Hunting Accident

Authorities say a 14-year-year-old boy was killed when he apparently shot himself accidentally during a family hunting trip in south-central Colorado’s San Isabel National Forest.

10/21/2013

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Victims Of Rock Slide

More than a thousand people gathered in a small Colorado mountain town Saturday to remember five members of the same family who were killed by a massive rock slide on a popular hiking trail.

10/05/2013

An area near where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

5 Hikers Killed In Chaffee County Rock Slide

Five hikers have died after being trapped by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.

09/30/2013

The rafting season this year is looking up after a wet and snowy April and May (credit: CBS)

Rafting Season Rushes In With Forecasted Rapids

After a dismal season last year with low water flows, rafting companies are riding on the rushing rapids forecasted this spring and summer.

05/10/2013

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