Over 130 Volunteers Help “Respect the Yampa”

Thank you to all who came out July 9th for our annual Yampa River clean up. A big shout out to our partners City of Steamboat Springs – Government Colorado Group Realty Soda Creek Pizza Mountain Tap Brewery Yampatika Steamboat Springs Backdoor Sports Ltd of Steamboat Springs Yampa River State Park NW Colorado Parrot Head […]

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First Annual Colorado Public Lands Day

Last May, Colorado lead the nation by becoming the first state to establish a holiday that honors the value of public lands within the state. Going forward, Colorado Public Lands Day will be recognized annually on the third Saturday in May as a way to celebrate the significant impact public lands have in Colorado. Senator Kerry Donovan carried the bill, which passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper.

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37th Annual Yampa River Festival!

With a gem as priceless as the Yampa River flowing through our back yard it is important to show our respect.  The annual Yampa River Festival, held each spring, is the premier opportunity to show your respect while enjoying spring flows.  This year’s Yampa River Festival is scheduled for the weekend of June 3rd in […]

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Abundant snowpack doesn’t always fill area reservoirs

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on March 9th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/mar/09/abundant-snowpack-doesnt-always-fill-area-reservoi/ Steamboat Springs — The amount of water currently stored in two critical reservoirs on the upper Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs appears better than average, but water […]

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Water testing shows upper Yampa River is healthy

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on January 24th 2017. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2017/jan/24/water-testing-shows-upper-yampa-river-healthy/ Steamboat Springs — A pair of water experts from the U.S. Geological Survey reassured the Routt County Board of Commissioners and members of the Upper Yampa Watershed Group […]

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Wild and Scenic Little Yampa Canyon

Some call it Duffy Canyon, others call it the Little Yampa Canyon. Regardless of how you refer to this beautiful place, one thing is clear…it is a gem of a natural resource right in your back yard. We tend to get a little Steamboat-centric here in the Yampa Valley, particularly during river season. Between surfing […]

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Pure Colorado cutthroats call Steamboat Ski Area home

The following article was published by the Steamboat Pilot & Today by Tom Ross on July 13th, 2016. Full article with photos can be seen here: http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2016/jul/13/pure-colorado-cutthroats-call-steamboat-ski-area-h/ Steamboat Springs — After years of exploring small streams in remote corners of Northwest Colorado working to save the Yampa River Basin’s only native trout, U.S. Forest Service […]

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July 9th – Yampa River Cleanup

Come Celebrate and Clean Up the Yampa River The national river conservation organization American Rivers has joined Friends of the Yampa, the City of Steamboat Springs,the CAN’d Aid Foundation, local citizens in NW Colorado and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrotheads for a river-wide cleanup of the Yampa River on July 9th, 2016. See flyer […]

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The Best Festivals & Fairs in Colorado this Summer

While we, in the Yampa Valley, know this to be true, now the rest of Colorado knows it as well. TravelMag just listed the Yampa River Festival as one of the top events of the summer! You can view the article on their website at TravelMag.com. Full schedule of events is here, and don’t forget […]

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