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The Montezuma County Commissioners and their Planning and Zoning Commission continue to be out of step on how to build, maintain and pay for a proposed trail to Mesa Verde National Park.  KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press take a look at why, as well as the Dolores water Conservancy District's change of course (again) on a boating release for the lower Dolores River.

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The on-again, off-again boating spill from McPhee Dam this year may be on again. The Dolores Water Conservancy District website says that thanks to recent and anticipated heavy precipitation and low irrigation demand, the Dolores River is back on track for a short, small spill, the first in five years. As of Monday, the reservoir was just 12 feet short of being full. The website says if a boating release occurs, it will likely cover the Memorial Day weekend and last five to 10 days at 1,000 or more cubic feet per second.

Alpacka Pack Rafts

Feb 6, 2014
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Packrafts are rugged, hand-built wilderness boats used for fishing a remote alpine lake, descending whitewater, or just exploring waterways of any size. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheri Tingy, the President and Head Designer at Alpacka Rafts in Mancos, Colorado, about how their boats are providing boaters access to more remote rivers, lakes, and waterways around the world.