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PHOTOS: Tracing the Yampa River with free-flowing art

Jack Legrice sits back and watches as workers install a new mural on the back of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn along the Yampa River Core Trail. When fully installed, the mural, which traces the Yampa River’s journey from the head waters in Flat Tops Wilderness Area to its confluence with the Green River at Dinosaur National Monument, will stretch 70 feet across two sides of the building. The mural includes 30 hand-painted vinyl panels.
John F. Russell
Artist Jill Bergman cleans up one of the many vinyl panels she painted. The panels are now being placed to complete a new mural, that when finished, will stretch across the top of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn located next to the Yampa River Core Trail in downtown Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell
The work to place a new 70-foot mural across the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn began earlier this week. Jill Bergman painted the scene on vinyl panels, which are now being installed on the side of the building.
John F. Russell
Artist Jill Bergman prepares to get back to work on a new mural located on the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn in downtown Steamboat Springs. When completely installed, the mural will trace the Yampa River’s journey from its head waters in Flat Tops Wilderness Area to its confluence with the Green River at Dinosaur National Monument. The actual mural will stretch 70 feet across two sides of the building.
John F. Russell
Artist Jill Bergman and Kent Vertrees, president of Friends of the Yampa, install a vinyl panel for a new mural on the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell
Volunteer Kent Vertrees, president of Friends of the Yampa, straightens one of the many panels painted by artist Jill Bergman and community members that will form a new mural on the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn.
John F. Russell
Vinyl panels wait to be placed into a new mural that, when fully installed, will stretch across the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn.
John F. Russell
Volunteer Cyndi Marlowe helps place one of the 30 vinyl panels painted by Jill Bergman that will form a new mural on the upper level of the Routt County Search and Rescue Barn. The mural traces the Yampa River’s journey from the head waters in Flat Tops Wilderness Area to its confluence with the Green River at Dinosaur National Monument.
John F. Russell
Volunteer Kent Vertrees, president of Friends of the Yampa, works to place one of the many panels that will form a new mural on the top level of the Routt County Search and Rescue barn.
John F. Russell

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