Photo: Rivers are rising, so watch for hazards and report lost equipment
On Sunday, Darryl Bangert and Zechariah Montera from Sage Outdoor Adventures took a chainsaw to a tree that was a hazard to boaters on the Eagle River just upstream from the bridge in Edwards behind the Riverwalk at Edwards. Parts of the tree were removed, but a good-sized piece of the trunk is still stuck on some rocks and will likely move downstream as the river comes up, said Robin Leedle, with Sage. “The way it is laying in the river prevented further cutting due to dangerous and precarious placement in the river with the current pushing on it like it is,” Leedle said. The Eagle River Fire Protection District advises residents who see hazardous trees in the river corridor to contact Sage at 970-476-3700 to see if they can help. To report lost equipment in the river, call the nonemergency dispatch number at 970-479-2200 to ensure emergency responders are only dispatched to true rescue situations. Be prepared to provide a detailed description of what piece of equipment was lost and where it was last seen. Equipment should be labeled with a name and phone number to make it easier to return.