September 24, 2007
Alexis Len, 11, with Donyek, 6, and Kobe, 18 months. The two dogs ran away from home on Tuesday, and ended up stranded in the Elk River. Kobe, who wasn't injured, stayed by Donyek's side until help came from several Routt County residents and Sheriff's deputies. (courtesy/Maribeth Len)
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When Dancy St. John got home from picking up her children at school Tuesday evening, she heard yelping and barking coming from her backyard, where the Elk River runs at the bottom of a 40-foot drop.