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 fish biologist Rick Henderson never expected to find a pure strain of Colorado River cutthroats on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area.
“Who’d have thought I’d have them right out my door?” Henderson asked figuratively.
But there they are in Burgess Creek, not far from the bottom of the chairlift of the same name. The cutthroats are named after the twin slashes of crimson markings beneath their jaws.