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2 years 3 weeks ago

Commissioners approve Over the River

The Board of Commissioners in Fremont County has approved a temporary use permit to allow Christo's Over the River project to proceed. The artist plans to drape about six miles of fabric over a 42 mile section of the Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida. The plan...

2 years 4 months ago

Minnows reintroduced in Arkansas River

Two rare minnows are once again swimming in the Arkansas River thanks to pioneering research efforts at the John Mumma Native Aquatic Species Restoration Facility. Plains minnows and suckermouth minnows are native species on the Colorado threatened and endangered list. The small minnows were stocked into the Arkansas River above...

2 years 8 months ago

More information on bus crash

A bus full of people, finishing up a rafting trip, flipped over just west of Parkdale on U.S. Highway 50. 38 people were on the bus when it flipped, seven people had to be transported for injuries. State Patrol says none of the injuries were critical. When it happened...

2 years 9 months ago

Update: crews still looking for body

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office crews continue to look for a body in the Arkansas River near the Fremont County Line. Rafters found the body earlier this afternoon and called authorities. So far, search crews have not located it. We'll continue to follow this story and bring you the latest...

2 years 10 months ago

Travel Channel show taping in Canon City

The Travel Channel is taping an episode of "Bert the Conqueror" in Canon City this weekend. The show's star, Bert Kreischer, travels the country looking for thrills and challenges American towns have to offer. Sometimes it is at theme parks and other times in people's backyards. In Canon,...

3 years 5 months ago

Water compact rules enacted

The judge in the Division 2 Water Court in Pueblo, Dennis Maes, has approved new rules enacted by Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe that will allow the state to enforce and comply with the Arkansas River Compact. The ruling clears the way for improvements, such as replacing flood and...

3 years 6 months ago

Water deals drying up Arkansas River land

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that deals transferring water out of agriculture eventually could dry up one-third of the historically irrigated land in the Arkansas River basin. The newspaper says that transfers from 1950 to the present could take water off nearly 150,000 acres out of 450,000 historically irrigated acres...

3 years 6 months ago

Both sides meet over rafting rights

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado panel to settle rafting disputes between landowners and paddlers has begun sorting through ideas to calm the waters. A task force set up after a rafting bill died in the state legislature held its first meeting Wednesday in Salida. Task force member Bob...

3 years 8 months ago

Arkansas River remains below flood stage

Days of heavy rains have raised the level of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting that the river will not flood at this time. Fountain Creek is running swiftly from El Paso to Pueblo County and the confluence with the...

3 years 9 months ago

Official worried abut new Aurora water grab

An Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District official is concerned that the city of Aurora is trying to expand its service area for providing water. An intergovernmental agreement signed in 2003 requires Aurora's reservoirs to be at 60 percent capacity before it can buy more water through leases. Upper...

3 years 9 months ago

Live music at the Nature Center

If you're looking for something to do this Saturday evening, musician Jody Adams will perform at the Nature Center and Coyote's on the River Coffee Den in Pueblo. Adams is a multi-instrumentalist & repeat winner of songwriting contests throughout America. Jody has toured and worked with several acoustic and...

3 years 10 months ago

Snow melts, water rises in Colorado rivers

Coloradans are keeping a nervous eye on rising rivers as a late spring heat wave melts snow quickly, swelling waterways, wiping out bridges and flooding some homes. The high water has prompted some rafting companies to halt guided trips. In Estes Park, some 500 sandbags were handed out Monday...

3 years 10 months ago

Rafter drowns in accident on Arkansas River

The drowning death of a Canon City woman is being investigated in Fremont County. The accident happened yesterday afternoon in the Arkansas River just west of Parkdale. Fremont County Coroner Dorothy Twellman says that 22-year old Nikki Innes was training to be a raft guide with Whitewater Adventure...

3 years 11 months ago

Removing tamarisk may not boost water supply

A U.S. Geological Survey report suggests clearing tamarisk, or salt cedar, from waterways doesn't significantly boost streamflow in the long-term. The tree has spread since being used in the 1900s for erosion control. A coalition of groups working to restore the Arkansas River basin says the watershed has...

3 years 11 months ago

Christo to visit Salida

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Artist Christo plans to visit the Upper Arkansas River Valley this month to thank supporters of his proposed "Over the River" project, which would involve suspending a total of about six miles of fabric over sections along a 40-mile stretch of the Arkansas River. Christo's...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Body found in Arkansas River

Police and firefighters in Pueblo pulled a man's body from the Arkansas River Saturday afternoon. Police think 19 year old Michael Casias drowned late last night. He was last seen fishing with his father Friday night. Police say the two became separated and friends and family started looking for...

4 years 4 months ago

Sewage spills into Arkansas River at Pueblo

More than 300,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Arkansas River after a malfunction at a wastewater treatment plant in Pueblo. The spill Thursday happened about a mile east of the confluence of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River. Officials have tested the water but won't know the extent of...

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