The Yampa River is the lifeblood of the region. But it's also under threat.
The Yampa River is the lifeblood of northwestern Colorado. It's one of the last wild, undammed rivers in the American West.
Now the director of Moffat County Tourism, he's spent a lifetime on the river. He knows that outdoor recreation can be an important part of Craig's post-coal future by creating local jobs and driving economic activity.
Climate change has contributed to severe drought in recent years, and the Yampa's flow has gone down significantly. What will it take to protect the region's critical lifeline and ensure that it's still thriving when Craig needs it most?
Tom Kleinschnitz, director of Moffat County Tourism, shares a classic story of big water rafting on the Yampa River.