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The following news reports are about Colorado whitewater adventure on the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado.


 
Trout Unlimited takes wounded vets fishing
Bill Perrill | The Chaffee County Times | Aug 26th, 2016

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is a non-profit organization committed to supporting disabled veterans in their rehabilitation.

“The sport of fly fishing holds many therapeutic benefits that encompass the physical, mental and emotional,” said Daniel Morgan, communication director for PHWFF.

The beauty and peace of nature, the physical challenges of fly fishing and the fellowship of the PHWFF programs all contribute to positive and healing experiences for veterans. The Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited is privileged to partner in this effort.

PHWFF began in 2005 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and has expanded to over 200 programs in 50 states and Germany. There are also affiliate

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Reaching the summit
bcrnews | Aug 19th, 2016

PRINCETON — Princeton Boy Scouts from Troop 1063 recently returned from a trip of a lifetime.

After spending nearly a year fundraising and planning for the trip, five scouts, one leader and a parent chaperone took the train to Colorado, where they spent two days hiking Pikes Peak and whitewater rafting the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River.

The crew spent their time in Colorado Springs, where on Day 1, they warmed up their hiking skills on a tour through Garden of the Gods, which is a public park full of red rock formations.

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Teambuilding on a Wild River Ride: How Colorado's Arkansas River Rafting Outfitters Facilitate Collaborative Learning Adventures
AROA | Aug 12th, 2016

Some people say, "There is no 'I' in team," but when individuals work together towards a common cause, they can move mountains! They can also navigate whitewater rapids on Colorado's Arkansas River, leverage their strengths and have tons of fun doing it!

Members of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA) are consummate teambuilding pros and guides in outdoors experiential learning. Many times each day, they give rafters a sense of accomplishment with benefits that lift all boats back on the job or in the community.

Colorado's Arkansas River is one of the biggest classrooms in the world. There are six major rafted sections with more than 80 named rapids covering 101.8 miles. "AROA

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HomeFree Content Vertex engages music fans, community
Joe Stone | Mountain Mail | Aug 12th, 2016

While music is central to Vertex, which takes place Friday-Sunday in Buena Vista, the organizers – Madison House Presents and AEG Live Rocky Mountains – have created a festival that encourages music fans to get a taste of the local community and surrounding landscape.

Musical acts are scheduled for afternoons and evenings, so mornings offer time to explore other opportunities, and the festival organizers are making it easy for attendees to raft the river, hike a mountain trail, play a round of disc golf or stroll the streets of downtown Buena Vista.

Don Strasburg, co-president of AEG Live Rocky Mountains, said a passion for Colorado and music motivated the producers to organize Vertex, and “field trips

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An Overnight Success: How the Brown's Canyon National Monument Has Shaped Colorado's Arkansas River Experience
AROA | Aug 2nd, 2016

National Monument status for Browns Canyon in Colorado's Arkansas River Valley was a dream in the hearts and minds of many. About ten years ago, local citizens in Salida, Colorado, members of the Arkansas River Outfitters Association (AROA) and the whitewater community began working with state lawmakers to protect this area of public land. Their hard work paid off - Browns Canyon was designated a National Monument in February 2015. This area of 22,000 acres is jointly managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service in cooperation with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife through the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA). 

"It is so exciting to see Browns Canyon designated to ensure the area will

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