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New urgency in planning water needs

The question mulled around the evening campfires by the members of the Yampa River Awareness Project expedition was not only whether the Yampa is worth preserving in its current state but also how that might be done while meeting the West’s demand for more water for human consumption.

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Rise and fall of the Yampa River defines a unique ecosystem

The invisible rock stars of the animal kingdom in Yampa Canyon are the endangered fish like the razorback sucker and the Colorado pikeminnow that occupy the top of the food chain but are rarely glimpsed by humans in part because they live their lives in the opaque silt-laden waters of the Yampa River.

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The late spring flood has the power to nourish life and the potential to claim human lives

Any multiday float trip down a large Western river — even one involving naturalists, water policy experts and journalists — is first and foremost an adventure, one with a modicum of danger involved.

Noelle Leavitt Riley: We need your photos, stories for Colorado Hunter

This fall, hunters will have access to the amazing content that the Craig Daily Press and community produce for our widely read Colorado Hunter magazine. Yet, we can’t produce the publication without your help. Each year, we save a large chunk of the magazine for reader photos and written submissions. That means you have an opportunity to have your hunting photos and stories printed in our magazine.

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New business brings river rentals to Craig

Whether it’s fishing, floating or swimming, the Yampa River is a go-to spot for recreation in the late spring and summer, but you need to bring your own gear in order to have fun. Not anymore. Craig residents and those visiting the city now have the ability to float or kayak on the river without their own supplies.

Craig sports briefs: Sea Sharks show off at home meet

The latest sports news from Craig, including the upcoming start of the golf season, Craig Sea Sharks' performance at the ABC meet in Craig and the beginning of a new indoor archery season.

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Savoring summer snapshots in Routt County

Here are four memorable ways to spend an afternoon with your camera this summer in a breathtaking part of Routt County.

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Fishing and shooting clinic put on in Craig by CPW

A large group of Craig residents made their way out to Wyman’s Living History Museum on Saturday to pick up some tricks of the trade when it comes to outdoor recreation.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 10, 2013

The coming in week in sports in Craig

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Yampa Valley still in demand for hunting, but local outfitters concerned about future

With the big game hunting draws completed, Colorado and Moffat County got a good sign for the 2013 hunting season despite concerns over the new firearm legislation that’s slated to take effect July 1. After Colorado House Bills 13-1224 and 13-1229 were signed into law earlier this year, there was concern over the potential hit to hunting when many non-resident hunters said they would boycott the state if the gun laws passed.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 5, 2013: Craig BCA crowns champion

The latest sports news from Craig. The BCA pool league playoffs came to a close, with plenty of sports camps and learning opportunities for young and old in the coming months.

Not too cool for the pool in Craig

The Craig pool is open, but this early in the season it's easier to get chills than chill out. Even so, there are people around town who won't let a little thing like the weather ruin their time.

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On busy holiday weekend, Elkhead Reservoir gives visitors chance to get away from it all

A beautiful Memorial Day weekend was the perfect way to kick off the recreation season at Elkhead Reservoir. The lake, a few miles northeast of Craig, opened its boat ramp to the public last week and with cooperative weather for the first weekend, locals were out to enjoy all of Elkhead’s opportunities over the holiday weekend.

Craig sports briefs for May 22, 2013

The top 12 teams for the City Championships in pool are set, with matches beginning June 1. A presentation on mule deer population research in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties will take place in Meeker next week, with all members of the public invited.

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Yampa River, Elkhead Reservoir ready for outdoor fun

The weather has taken a turn for summer in the past week, and outdoor recreation is on the rise. The biggest local outdoors attraction for summer activities is the Yampa River, where residents can boat, float and fish for much of the year.