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  • Boaters float for their rights

    In Colorado, a group of river rafters float the Lake Fork of the Gunnison in defiance of a landowner who has filed suit to stop them, part of a statewide struggle over access and ownership of rivers.

  • No one happy in Hells

    Attempts to restrict jetboats in Hells Canyon annoy both jetboaters and environmentalists.

  • Parks want "drug-free' river guides

    River guides and outfitters protest new drug-testing requirements begun in Grand Canyon National Park and soon to come to Utah's Canyonlands and Dinosaur National Monument.

  • A timely solution for the Hells Canyon river war

    The Forest Service proposes a plan to appease jet-boaters and other river users in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

  • Through Hells and high water

    The Forest Service bans jetboats from Hells Canyon for 21 days each summer on a 21-mile stretch of the Snake River.

  • Sometimes, it's possible to be too much in touch

    The writer takes a river trip and almost pushes a fellow passenger overboard

  • Ruckus on a recreation river

    The Forest Service's plan to cut whitewater rafting numbers on Idaho's popular Middle Fork of the Salmon rouses opposition from commercial boaters.

  • Floating past ghosts on the Green River

    The writer describes a river-rafting trip through the Cataract Canyon on the Green River in Utah.

  • My kind of river flows fast and gritty brown

    The writer defines freedom as canoeing with kids down a fast-flowing Colorado river in spring

  • 'Thrillcraft' leave a polluted, contentious wake

    Across the country, conservationists battle the rapidly growing use of noisy, motorized water "thrillcraft," such as jet skis and power boats.

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