More than 20 people on board a dozen boats that capsized on Dillon Reservoir Thursday evening escaped serious injury.
Every day at least 45,000 vehicles approach a pair of gaping holes puncturing through the stony heart of the Continental Divide. At more than 11,000 feet above sea level the world closes in to a symmetrical tranquility of blurred tiles and fluorescent lights.
Flooding from the Snake River near Keystone forced the evacuation of the small mountain community of Montezuma and is destroying the only road in and out of town.
The mountain snow is melting and it looks like Colorado’s white winter in the high country will bring good news for residents along the Front Range.
It took almost 24 hours to find a reindeer that had escaped during a mall visit in Dillon.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is facing some budget cuts and what may go is monitoring the snow,
It’s the largest reservoir serving Denver Water, but a major project planned for Lake Dillon could be stopped because of all the snowmelt gushing into the lake right now.
The water is down considerably after two years of dry weather. It’s still down about 28 feet but Bob Evans, manager at the marina, says the level is rising quickly.
All the spring snow is giving a big boost to Lake Dillon.
Dillon Reservoir is down about 18 feet from normal water levels. The biggest casualty of the low levels is the Frisco Marina where 900 feet of dock needs to be moved nearly every day.