Chaffee County Newswire

Chaffee County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Chaffee County, CO.

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  1. Willoughby: Whitewater fans need to be waryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Denver Post

    ... snowmelt and a sustained series of late-spring downpours, the Arkansas River running through Chaffee County saw record peak flows this past week. Brimming reservoirs at Twin Lakes and Clear Creek are dumping water into the basin that has nowhere ...

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  2. Novices Should Just Stay Spectators At This Year's FIBArk Festival In SalidaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | CBS Local

    All the rain is affecting a popular whitewater festival in Chaffee County. At least one event at the FIBArk Festival has been canceled while others could be moved to new locations.

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  3. Restrictions In Place As Some Colorado Rivers Run HighRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | CBS Local

    ... on Saturday, and some sections of those rivers could stay on the high side until next week. On Friday, the Chaffee County coroner identified the body of a boy found in the Arkansas River as that of 11-year-old Drake Durkee from Golden, who went ...

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  4. Chaffee County coroner releases name of boy killed in rafting tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | Denver Post

    The Chaffee County coroner has released the name of an 11-year-old boy who fell out of a raft in a popular stretch of the Arkansas River and died on Wednesday. Drake Durkee of Golden has been named as the victim, according to Randy Ammettis, Chaffee County coroner.

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  5. Boy Dies RaftingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Denver Post

    ... the rapids in Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River near Salida Colorado in this file photo. (Provided by the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau) A child's body was recovered Friday in the Arkansas River near the Big Drops Rapids where an 11-year-old ...

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  6. Crews Discover Young Male's Body In Area Where Searchers Are Looking For Missing RafterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | CBS Local

    After a massive search that combined crews from six agencies scouring the Arkansas River, the body of a juvenile boy was recovered from the rapids near where an 11-year-old from Golden went missing Wednesday. The Chaffee County coroner will need to confirm the identity of the body, but the family of the missing boy from Golden were escorted to the command post near Salida just after 3 p.m. Friday.

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  7. Body found in Arkansas River in Chaffee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

    Crews in Chaffee County found boy's body in the Arkansas River Friday. But the Chaffee County Sheriff's office said it has not confirmed it is the child who went missing while rafting earlier this week.

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  8. Search For Boy Who Fell Out Of Raft Includes Dogs, Underwater CamerasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | CBS Local

    Search crews from six different agencies were back out on the Arkansas River on Friday searching for an 11-year-old boy who fell out of a raft. The accident happened on Wednesday afternoon near Salida in Chaffee County in a section of class 3 rapids in Browns Canyon.

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  9. Colorado Springs firefighters join search for missing 11-year-old rafterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

    Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says the 11-year-old from Golden was on a guided rafting trip when the raft he and two other people were in tipped on its side, knocking all three into the swollen river. The others were rescued from the river about 10 miles north of Salida.

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  10. Arkansas River search for missing boy continues in Chaffee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Denver Post

    Rafters float the rapids in Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River near Salida Colorado in this file photo. Search crews in Chaffee County are continuing to scour the Arkansas River on Friday for an 11-year-old Golden boy tossed into the waterway's raging flow Wednesday during a commercial rafting trip.

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  11. Underwater cameras, dogs help search for Colorado rafter, 11Read the original story

    Friday Jun 12 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    ... about 10 miles north of Salida, is being hampered by high water and low visibility in the muddy water. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says the boy, who is from Golden, was on a guided trip Wednesday afternoon when the raft he and two others were ...

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  12. Search continues for missing 11-year-old Golden rafterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    The search will resume Friday morning for a missing 11-year-old boy from Golden who fell into the Arkansas River in a rafting accident earlier this week, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said. The boy was on a commercial rafting trip with The Adventure Company when he and two others went into the river in a class 3 section in Browns Canyon about 11 miles north of Salida about 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.

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  13. Rafter, 11, missing in Colorado's Arkansas RiverRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 11 | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    Crews are searching for an 11-year-old boy missing after falling out of a raft on the Arkansas River. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says the boy was on a guided rafting trip Wednesday afternoon when the raft he and two other people were in tipped on its side, knocking all three into the swollen river.

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  14. Search Continues For Boy Who Fell Out Of Raft On Arkansas RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | CBS Local

    Around 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, three people fell out of The Adventure Company's raft in Chaffee County at the Big Drop Rapids in Browns Canyon. Two of the three rafters were pulled out of the class 3 section rapids by other people in the raft.

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  15. Colorado authorities search for Golden boy, 11, missing in Arkansas RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

    Rafters float the rapids in Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas River near Salida Colorado in this file photo. Authorities in Chaffee County are searching for an 11-year-old Golden boy tossed into the Arkansas River on Wednesday afternoon during a commercial rafting trip.

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  16. 11-year-old boy missing after rafting accident near SalidaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KKCO-TV Grand Junction

    Crews are searching for an 11-year-old boy missing after falling out of a raft on the Arkansas River. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says the boy was on a guided rafting trip Wednesday afternoon when the raft he and two other people were in tipped on its side, knocking all three into the swollen river.

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  17. Rafter, 11, missing in Arkansas River in Chaffee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

    Crews are searching for an 11-year-old boy missing after falling out of a raft on the Arkansas River. Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze says the boy was on a guided rafting trip Wednesday afternoon when the raft he and two other people were in tipped on its side, knocking all three into the swollen river.

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  18. Search to resume for 11-year-old Golden boy after rafting accident on Arkansas RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

    Rescue crew will resume searching for an 11-year-old Golden boy who went missing after a rafting accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County on Wednesday. The boy was on a commercial rafting trip with The Adventure Company when there was an accident at the Big Drop Rapids, a class 3 section about 11 miles north of Salida, about 3:40 p.m. The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office said three people fell into the river after the raft high sided.

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  19. Search for missing 11-year-old rafter resumesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | TheDenverChannel

    ... The boy was on a commercial rafting trip with The Adventure Company on the Arkansas River at about 3:40 p.m., Chaffee County officials said. The group was at the Big Drop Rapids, a class 3 section of water, when the raft high sided and three people ...

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  20. Colorado Boy Missing in Arkansas RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | KKTV

    According to the Chaffee County Sheriff's Department, a rafting group entered a section in Browns Canyon called the Big Drop Rapids. The raft tipped over and three people fell out.

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