The River Trip

Airing the second Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

A monthly discussion of river issues in the Four Corners area and a celebration of those who love to float the whitewater.

Rig To Flip

River filmmakers Rig to Flip are currently researching and filming the Dolores River to tell the complex story of “The River of Sorrows.” In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Ben Saheb, Juliann Poma, and Cody Perry from Rig To Flip about the importance of this film, and how it is being made.

Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Rafting, Kayaking, and Fishing Expeditions, about the recent designation of the Browns Canyon National Monument along the Arkansas River in central Colorado, and Amber Clark, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee for the Lower Dolores Plan Working Group, about a proposed National Conservation Area for the Dolores River Canyon.

Sam Carter

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Josh Munson and Jessica Mulvihill-Kuntz, boaters who were involved in a boating accident on June 2nd caused by a cable that was strung across the Dolores River. They describe what happened when the cable forced them off of their raft, resulting in serious injuries to two of their fellow boaters.

OARS

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Lars Haarr, who was recently named Outside magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year. Lars talks about his role guiding clients down the rivers of the Southwest, shares his thoughts on his favorite places and the future of water, and his famous "Stars With Lars" river trips.

O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel website: www.oars.com

Water Management In McPhee Reservoir

Apr 9, 2015
Brendan Bombaci / Creative Commons

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter provides some river news from around the Four Corners area, and talks with Ken Curtis, Chief of Engineering and Construction at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about how the district manages water for irrigation and municipal uses, and how the future of water management looks as southwest Colorado faces another year of drought.

The River Trip - March 12th, 2015

Mar 12, 2015
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In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Sam Carter from Dolores River Boating Advocates about early spring conditions on the area rivers, river news from the Netherlands and Colorado, and projects and programs that Dolores River Boating Advocates have planned.

Note: This episode aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive. To make a donation to KSJD, please click on the red "Donate Now" button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Thanks!

Climate Change and the Future of Lake Powell

Feb 12, 2015
James Marvin Phelps / Creative Commons

In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz, Chief Hydrologist at Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, about how the Bureau of Reclamation is considering the effects of climate change on the future of hydroelectric power at the dam, the ever-increasing thirst of downstream water users, and the implications for recreational activity at this iconic reservoir above the Grand Canyon.

A New Film About The Dolores River

Jan 8, 2015
Rig To Flip

In this episode of The River Trip, new host Sam Carter talks with Cody Perry from Rig To Flip, filmmakers from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, about a new film they will be making in 2015 about the Dolores River, why they are interested in making this film, and how movies about rivers are made using modern digital equipment.

Remembering Martin Litton

Dec 11, 2014
McKenzie River Wooden Boat Museum

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill and Grand Canyon river guides Andy Hutchinson and Tim Cooper remember Martin Litton, a Grand Canyon river runner and longtime conservationist, best known as a staunch opponent of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and other dams on the Colorado River.

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Nov 13, 2014
Tad Nichols / Tad Nichols Collection - Northern Arizona University

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.

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