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Yampa River State Park rangers Matt Schuler, left, and Jacob Dewhirst, middle, prepare to launch a boat Friday with Park Manager Ron Dellacroce in an effort to save two mule deer fawns trapped in the ice at Elkhead Reservoir. The joint Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Parks rescue effort was a success.

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It’s not uncommon to hear stories about multiple agencies collaborating together on a case to serve the public good. But too often those tales are told in reference to crimes, fires or some kind of natural disaster. Last week rangers from two local agencies came together to pull off a daring rescue to save a pair of mule deer fawns trapped in the ice at Elkhead Reservoir.

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