River Runners has been featured in local and national news three times over the past year.
River Runners has been featured on local and national news stations three times over the past year.

River Runners is Popular Source for Colorado Whitewater Rafting Information

For the third time in less than a year, a major news outlet has chosen River Runners as its source for expert whitewater rafting information in Colorado. This past week, CBS 4 Denver stopped by River Runners for the latest information on river conditions. Last month, 9 News Denver visited River Runners for a story about the recent boost in Colorado’s snow pack; and last July, the national TV show CBS This Morning went rafting through the Royal Gorge with River Runners.

Check out these media stories that have featured River Runners over the past year…

River Runners Featured on CBS News Denver

Rafting Season Rushes In with Forecasted Rapids

BUENA VISTA, Colo. (CBS4)- After a dismal season last year with low water flows, rafting companies are riding on the rushing rapids forecasted this spring and summer.

“Low water affects operations in a ton of different ways as far as where you put in, where you take out, how long the trips take. The wildfires certainly didn’t help tourism in the state,” said river guide Jon Donaldson.

He said there is reason to be excited about this year’s rafting season. READ FULL ARTICLE.

River Runners Featured on 9 News Denver

Recent Snow Fall Helping Rafting Business

KUSA – An extra benefit from all the snow Colorado has seen in April is it has given the Colorado rafting season a strong start.

Kevin Meadows of River Runners in Buena Vista spoke to 9NEWS Friday morning regarding the season they expect to have.

“Things have been picking up lately,” Meadows said. “We’ve been real excited to get this recent snowstorm. We are looking at a real good season. We’re more in the normal snowpack range, which is great. A few weeks ago, we were down in the low 60 percent range. What that means for this coming summer for River Runners is great rafting. Last year, the industry was down as a whole.” READ FULL ARTICLE.

River Runners Featured on CBS This Morning

Colo. rafting tourism struggles in wildfires’ wake

On July 30, 2012, CBS News traveled to the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and met some Coloradans who are hoping a wild ride can help restore the state’s image and economy. Whitewater rafting is big business in Colorado. Last year, 211,150 people rode the Arkansas River, according to Colorado State Parks. “We’re the most commercially boated river in the United States, if not the world,” said Colorado State Park Ranger Rob White. “And so, commercial boating and the revenue those companies bring to the state of Colorado is incredible.” READ FULL ARTICLE.