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3 years 10 months ago

N. Colo. prepares for flooding with melting snow

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Residents of northern Colorado are preparing themselves for potential flooding as expected warmer weather begins to melt the state's record snow levels. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Thursday Routt County officials have been watching streams and tributaries flowing through towns. They say blockages...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado teen drowns in river

A 16-year-old boy who was swimming with friends in the Yampa River drowned Saturday. Moffat County authorities identified the boy as Shannon Wenger of Craig. A sheriff's investigator says the boy was swimming with friends when the river's current swept him under the water. The boy's friends called...

5 years 21 hours ago

11 dead cows seen floating down Yampa River

Animal control officials are investigating how 11 cows seen floating down the Yampa River near Hayden died. A Routt County resident who was fishing spotted the black cows Saturday and says she first thought they were pieces of the riverbank. Yampa River State Park Manager Ron Dellacroce says it's...

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