Posts Tagged: arkansas river

What Happened To Summer?

It comes as a shock to realize that in a few short weeks, the mountainsides will be swathed with orange and gold. A subtle shift will have taken place in the tilt of the earth and in the tint of blue in the sky, and we will suddenly realize that summer, once again, has snuck by while we were busy making plans about how to spend it.

2014 FIBArk News

Organizers of the FIBArk Whitewater Festival presented by Eddyline Brewing are busy this winter making plans for the annual summer festival.

Celebrating its 66th year, FIBArk will be June 12-15 when hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators come to Riverside Park and the banks of the river. Organizers have begun their sponsorship outreach and have started the process of preparing for the four-day event. No major changes are anticipated in the festival’s traditional schedule.

Board members for the 2014 festival include [...]

Salida Invents New Sport: River + biking

Locals and tourists alike were enthralled when local bikers invented a new sport tonight at the boat ramp on the Arkansas River.

River biking’s first big star is 28-year-old Trout Unlimited field coordinator and blogger Jason Willis who nailed the first-ever bike flip into the Arkansas in a move that some witnesses said they hope could be the precursor to a new FIBArk event.

Watch the video from the action on the Salida boat ramp earlier tonight.

Salida River Bike

Browns Canyon Listening Session Draws Unanimous Support in Golden

Local Ark Valley Libation Society collaborative fundraising beer, Brown’s Canyon India style Brown Ale, was a hit with supporters. From left: Bill Dvorak, Dvorak’s Kayak and Rafting Expeditions and leader of Sporstmen for Browns Canyon; Keith Baker, Friends of Browns Canyon, Sen. Mark Udall and Andy Neinas, Echo Canyon River Expedition, and past head of both the Colorado and Arkansas River Outfitters Associations.

A veritable A-list of environmental organizations, raft outfitters and a trickle of private citizens voiced unanimous support [...]