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A group of rafters try to no avail to stay in their raft as they charge through Charlie’s Hole during the 2009 Yampa River Festival. This year’s river festival is set for this week, starting Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. movie premier of “Raven Fork” at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Yampa River Festival in Steamboat returns with full weekend of fun

The unofficial motto for next weekend’s Yampa River Festival might as well be: The Yampa River, it’s not just about kayakers anymore. In an effort to reach groups in town that treasure Steamboat Springs’ second-favorite geographic landmark, festival organizers have branched out this season. The festival kicks off Thursday with a movie at the library.


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