Arkansas River http://krcc.org en Strong Rafting Year Expected Despite Fatalities http://krcc.org/post/strong-rafting-year-expected-despite-fatalities <p>This year has seen a spike in Colorado waterway fatalities. But, as KRCC’s Dana Cronin reports, those in the rafting industry continue to predict a good season overall.</p><div><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four deaths have occurred during commercial rafting trips in Colorado this year, including two on the Arkansas River. This comes after several years without incident. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:22:38 +0000 Dana Cronin 21807 at http://krcc.org Strong Rafting Year Expected Despite Fatalities Two-Mile Section of Arkansas River Reopens http://krcc.org/post/two-mile-section-arkansas-river-reopens <p>A two-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near Salida has reopened to boaters.&nbsp; It closed at the beginning of June due high waters that caused a hazard at a recently constructed boat chute.&nbsp; The portage trail used to bypass the chute had also become impassable.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:16:11 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & AP 20929 at http://krcc.org Two-Mile Section of Arkansas River Reopens Section of Arkansas River Restricted Due to High Waters, Strong Currents http://krcc.org/post/section-arkansas-river-restricted-due-high-waters-strong-currents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A two-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near Salida continues to remain restricted due to dangerous conditions.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:26:15 +0000 Tucker Hampson 19951 at http://krcc.org Section of Arkansas River Restricted Due to High Waters, Strong Currents Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal http://krcc.org/post/browns-canyon-subject-national-monument-wilderness-area-proposal <p></p><p>Senator Mark Udall is expected in Chaffee County today to unveil new proposed legislation that looks to declare Browns Canyon a national monument and wilderness area. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p>The Arkansas River runs through Browns Canyon, and if passed, the bill would declare 22,000 acres of land from Nathrop to Salida a national monument and an additional 10,500 acres as protected wilderness.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:38:55 +0000 Maggie Spencer 12145 at http://krcc.org Browns Canyon Subject of National Monument, Wilderness Area Proposal Flood Warnings Along the Arkansas http://krcc.org/post/flood-warnings-along-arkansas-0 <p></p><p>A flood warning is in effect for the Arkansas River at La Junta after days of continuous rainfall along the valley and in the Pikes Peak region. KRCC's Maggie Spencer has more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The river is expected to exceed its 11-foot flood stage tonight, and crest just over 12-feet by midmorning Tuesday.&nbsp;The National Weather Service says flood stage means some agricultural flooding. Officials there say residents should stay away from flowing water and riverbanks.&nbsp;The warning came this morning and expires Wednesday.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:22:46 +0000 Maggie Spencer 8719 at http://krcc.org Flood Warnings Along the Arkansas Christo Continues Pursuit of 'Over the River' http://krcc.org/post/christo-continues-pursuit-over-river <p></p><p>World-renowned artist Christo&nbsp;still hopes to do an ambitious art installation in Central Colorado. Well known for The Gates, a New York City Central Park installation in 2005, he’s currently pursuing a project called Over the River. In it, fabric panels would be suspended over sections of the Arkansas River. Christo’s work is often controversial, so it’s no surprise the proposal has met stiff opposition here.&nbsp; Christo recently spoke in Snowmass Village. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher was there, and has this report.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8316 at http://krcc.org Christo Continues Pursuit of 'Over the River'