Pete Van De Carr outside his kayak rental business, Backdoor Sports, in Steamboat Springs. Van De Carr had to pick up work as an Uber driver this past summer when the Yampa River was closed to recreation owing to drought and a heatwave.
When it comes to President Trump, “I think he’s terrible. Everyday I’m a little more disappointed. I’m trying to become as educated as I can,” Van De Carr says. “I don’t think our administration has any clue about what goes on in my life, or on our river, or our issues in this part of the country.”