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Swollen Colorado Rivers Force Rafters To Seek Calmer Waters

Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado’s rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the lives of at least 11 people and forcing some whitewater rafting companies to seek out calmer rapids and stock extra safety gear.

06/26/2015

Kayakers in the Arkansas River in Salida on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Novices Should Just Stay Spectators At This Year’s FIBArk Festival In Salida

All the rain is affecting a popular whitewater festival in Chaffee County. At least one event at the FIBArk Festival has been canceled while others could be moved to new locations.

06/16/2015

Clear Creek (credit: CBS)

Restrictions In Place As Some Colorado Rivers Run High

Recreation bans and flood warnings have been issued for several Colorado rivers and streams because high water made it too dangerous for swimmers, people on inner tubes and rescuers.

06/13/2015

The blue inflatable kayak is similar to that of the Grand Junction kayaker (credit: CBS)

Coroner Identifies Golden Boy Who Died On Arkansas River Rafting Expedition

After a massive search that combined crews from six agencies scouring the Arkansas River, the body of a juvenile boy was recovered from the rapids near where an 11-year-old from Golden went missing Wednesday.

06/12/2015

(credit: CBS)

Search For Boy Who Fell Out Of Raft Includes Dogs, Underwater Cameras

Search crews from six different agencies were back out on the Arkansas River on Friday searching for an 11-year-old boy who fell out of a raft.

06/12/2015

David Morris (credit: CDOT)

CDOT Worker Killed On Monarch Pass Remembered As ‘Tremendous Man’

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker, killed while working on Highway 50 on Friday afternoon, is being remembered as a good worker and friend.

05/16/2015

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

Pregnant Woman Escapes Log Cabin Fire

A pregnant woman escaped a burning log cabin near Saguache, south of Salida.

04/14/2015

Mumford & Sons (credit: Michael Martin Photography/AEG Live)

Mumford & Sons Bringing 2-Day Festival To Salida

Mumford & Sons is bringing its traveling music festival to Colorado.

03/02/2015

Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado. (credit: CBS)

Rep. Buck: ‘No More Acting Like King Barack’

Colorado Republican Representative Ken Buck is joining other GOP leaders in claiming that President Barack Obama has abused his authority.

02/19/2015

Browns Canyon (credit: CBS)

Obama To Designate New National Monument In Colorado

President Barack Obama is designating a new national monument in Colorado for protection as an ecologically significant site.

02/18/2015

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