July 1, 2012
Pete Van De Carr plays his guitar Sunday to pass the time during another slow day at Backdoor Sports. Van De Carr and other river outfitters stand to lose tens of thousands of dollars this summer because of the Yampa River’s closure, but they are adjusting to life after tubing.
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Steamboat’s river outfitters are seeing fewer customers this summer, and they’re each poised to lose tens of thousands of dollars worth of revenue while the Yampa runs too low to support recreation.