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A tribe of semi-nomadic river runners taking part in the Yampa River Awareness Project gathered on a heavily cobbled sand bar along the river in Dinosaur National Monument on June 10 to listen as Prof. Pat Tierney, of San Francisco State University, talk about migration patterns of the endangered Pikeminnow.

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Tom Ross: The Yampa River tribe

On last week's trip down Yampa Canyon in Moffat County, we quickly slipped into the routine sharing of chores, honored our leaders and our shaman, and paid heed to our most-skilled rowers.

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