Gently down the stream

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Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Kayakers float a section of Plateau Creek at Fleming Point along Colorado Highway 65. Now that the weather is warming up, the creek is running cold and fast. On Thursday afternoon, the creek was flowing at 468 cubic feet per second near the Cameo exit. For comparison, the Colorado River was running at 3,470 cfs at the same location Thursday afternoon. The flows will increase quickly as spring runoff begins.

Man gets 6 months for illegal mining

A Grand Junction man was sentenced this week to six months in federal prison after illegally mining amethyst crystals on federal land in Unaweep Canyon.



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