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  • The Story of Chicken Raper~ Friday October 26, 7pm
    October 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Sunflower Theater at KSJD


The Story of Chicken Raper


Friday October 26

Starts at 7pm

Doors open at 6:30pm



Join us for a night of whitewater storytelling about the Dolores Rivers most notorious rapid.  The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Cody Perry, the subject of the film Dennis Schell, and Dolores River Boating Advocates Executive Director Amber Clark.  They will discuss the story of the film, the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary), the Dolores Rivers suitability under the Act, and current ongoing discussions and efforts related to the Dolores River.  The evening will weave together the story of an amazing river, a formidable rapid, and a pioneering young tour guide.

From the filmmaker:

The Dolores River has two whitewater rapids of notable mention: Snaggletooth and Stateline.  Snaggletooth’s name has remained the same since its first recorded mention in 1948 by Doc Marsten.  Stateline, however, has been referred to by several names: The Narrows, Stateline, and Chicken Raper.  Chicken Raper?!  How?  Why?  The story of Chicken Raper may surprise you.  Set in the 1970’s and mixed between a pioneering young river guide, a wild and scenic study trip, a harrowing whitewater rescue, a river romance, and the fragility of precious life.  This is a story of boating heritage on the Dolores River.  One that you will never forget.


8 E. Main St., Cortez, Colorado, 81321, United States


Located in the historic Basin Industrial Bank building adjacent to the KSJD radio studios in downtown Cortez, Colorado.