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2 years 6 months ago

Pueblo gets $15 million tourism grant

The City of Pueblo will receive $14.8 million from a state tourism grant program. That was announced this afternoon in Denver. Pueblo had asked for $34 million to help pay for a major expansion project at the Pueblo Riverwalk including an expanded convention center, an aquatics center and a...

2 years 11 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...

3 years 5 months ago

Staying safe around the water

Pueblo Fire Department is asking people to stay safe around the water. Anyone in the water must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket, all water devices must be improved. Do not go over any low-head dams; get out before, and re-enter the water downstream. You should not use...

3 years 6 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 11 months ago

Woman found dead in river IDed as missing mom

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have confirmed that a woman found dead in a river near Silverthorne is a missing 41-year-old mother of three. The Summit County coroner has identified the woman as Stephanie Roller Bruner. The Silverthorne woman's husband reported her missing Tuesday after she left home Monday night...

4 years 4 weeks 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...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Body found in Arkansas River north of Salida

Workers from the Arkansas Valley Headwaters Recreational District, plus several agencies, including the Colorado Springs Fire Department have recovered a body in the Arkansas River north of Salida. The newest reports out are that the CSFD dive team actually discovered the body. Kimberly Appelson, 23, was on a private...

4 years 2 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...

4 years 3 months ago

Alligator spotted in Chicago River

The Chicago River is beginning to resemble the Everglades. For the second time in a month an alligator has been spotted sunning himself along the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River. The most recent gator is a little less shy, coming into view of neighbors and...

4 years 4 months ago

Des Moines River threatens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines River in Iowa is now expected to crest this afternoon at about 3.5 feet above flood stage -- but still five feet lower than it was when a levee protecting a neighborhood in Des Moines failed two years ago. Officials spotted...

4 years 5 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...

4 years 5 months ago

Man accused of throwing puppy into river

A 10-month-old puppy is missing and a man is in jail after police say he tossed the pup into the South Platte River after a fight with his girlfriend. Twenty-one-year-old Gary Carville is accused of throwing the puppy named "Midnight" from a bridge into the South Platte on Thursday...

4 years 6 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...

4 years 6 months ago

Christo promotes river project in Colorado

The artist Christo is promoting his "Over The River" project this week in Colorado. This marks his first major appearance since his wife Jeanne-Claude died last November. The project would involve suspending six miles of fabric over sections along a 40-mile stretch of the river. Christo will be in...

4 years 6 months ago

Christo returns to Colorado

Artist Christo will appear in Colorado Tuesday and Wednesday as he continues planning for his Over the River art project. Over The River is a planned two-week temporary work of art that calls for 5.9 miles of silver fabric panels to be suspended above the Arkansas River along a...

4 years 6 months ago

Property owners offer truce to Colorado rafters

Property owners have declared a temporary truce in a dispute with commercial rafters and will allow commercial rafting on their property this summer. The Jackson-Shaw company, which owns the Wilder on the Taylor fishing reserve, said Friday it is granting the two Taylor River rafting companies, Three Rivers Outfitting and...

4 years 6 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 7 months ago

Amazing water rescue caught on tape

A vehicle carrying three people flipped on wet roads in Walnut Creek, California Sunday night. One person died in the submerged vehicle. Two others made it out of the car and were seen floating down stream. One of them is presumed dead this morning, the other is only alive...

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