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Today (July 28) at approximately 12:08 pm an unidentified male died on the Arkansas River approximately 7 miles north of Buena Vista in Chaffee County, Colorado.  According to witnesses the victim was kayaking when his boat became high centered on a large rock while in the Miracle Mile section of water. The witnesses related that the victim [...]

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 12:00 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred at the Pine Creek Rapids, a class 5 section of water located approximately 14 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado. The Arkansas River was running at 853 CFS at [...]

Ten people were detained and cited early Saturday morning when sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Buena Vista police officers, broke up a drinking party at a private residence west of Buena Vista.  The two occupants of the residence, who authorities allege hosted the party and provided alcohol to the guests, were charged with providing alcohol to [...]

On 07/11/2014 at approximately 2:49 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred in the Pine Creek Rapid section of the Arkansas River, approximately 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses, the victim, Johnathan M. Kennedy, 40 years of age, from [...]

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1230 pm there was a whitewater related boating accident on the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, Colorado. The accident occurred between the Fisherman’s Bridge area and Browns Canyon located approximately 8 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado. According to witnesses who were in the area at the time, they observed [...]