Gunnison River

COMMUNITY
8:49 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Paonia Students Clean Up River­side On Earth Day

Poppy Lightfoot, 14, searches for trash in the woods next to North Fork of the Gunnison River on Earth Day.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday, a group of middle schools students in Paonia volunteered to clean up trash along the river. 

Armed with black trash bags and work gloves more than 20 seventh and eighth grade students are searching for rubbish in the woods near Paonia High School.

The area is next to the North Fork of the Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River. And, these middle schoolers are here for a community service project coordinated by the Western Slope Conservation Center, a local nonprofit.

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NEWS
1:23 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Largest Morrow Point Dam Spilling In Decades

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison receives water from the Morrow Point Dam.
Credit J. Schwartz

For the first time in thirty years all four gates at the Morrow Point Dam are open. 

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