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Lakewood woman dies after rolling car near Eisenhower Tunnel (1)

August 24, 2015 — 

A fatal accident closed eastbound Interstate 70 into the early hours of the morning on Monday, Aug. 24. Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol reported that a 25-year-old …

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Colorado remembers Air Force One pilot who called Vail home (2)

August 18, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — You wanted Scott Ward at the controls, whether it was Air Force One or Battle Mountain High School’s football team.Ward piloted both successfully.Ward was always a leader …

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Mountain Town News: Anguish and anger on the Animas River (3)

August 15, 2015 — 

SILVERTON, Colo. – The Animas River looked like pumpkin soup late last week in Durango. That or a rusty old bucket. It didn’t look right. It wasn’t.The river had been …

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RV fire and six-car pileup close Interstate 70 near Dillon Monday (4)

August 11, 2015 — 

Interstate 70 was closed for nearly an hour on Monday, as officials scrambled to respond to a series of accidents. Firefighters and state patrol worked to clear the highway west …

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EPA chief: Colorado mine spill ‘pains me’ (5)

August 11, 2015 — 

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday her department takes full responsibility for spilling 3 million gallons of mining waste that turned a southwest Colorado river …

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Colorado may ban ‘candy’ name on marijuana treats (6)

August 11, 2015 — 

DENVER — Edible marijuana products in Colorado may soon come labeled with a red stop sign, according to a draft of new rules released Wednesday by state marijuana regulators. The …

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Mountain Town News: Mine property now mines solar energy (7)

August 8, 2015 — 

KIMBERLEY, B.C. — With its tumbling creeks and fast-moving rivers, British Columbia gets 97 percent of its electricity from clean-energy sources, mostly hydro. Now, a new 1.05-megawatt solar installation at …

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Wastewater from mine reaches New Mexico (8)

August 8, 2015 — 

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico, a state official said Saturday. The plume arrived …

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Theater shooter gets life; death would have been uncertain (9)

August 8, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The life sentence delivered by a divided jury to Colorado theater shooter James Holmes averts an uncertain path to execution in a state that has put only …

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Birkin Direct offers sports cars in Gypsum (10)

August 8, 2015 — 

You know how Halle Berry looked when she played Catwoman?Birkin sports cars sound like Halle Berry looks. They also look like Halle Berry looks.You can have your own — Birkin …

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Holmes gets life term after jury fails to agree on execution (11)

August 7, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes will be sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury failed to agree Friday on whether he should get the …

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Silverthorne police conduct memorial DUI shift in honor of slain student (12)

August 5, 2015 — 

Every year on the night of Aug. 5, a Silverthorne police officer conducts a DUI enforcement shift in honor of Jenny Zartman. This year will be no exception, said Silverthorne …

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Mountain Town News: Plastic grocery bags now a no-no in Vail (13)

August 1, 2015 — 

VAIL, Colo. — Single-use plastic bags will no longer be available at Vail’s two big grocery stories beginning on Saturday, Aug. 1. Paper bags will be used instead, but only …

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Breckenridge creates temporary employee parking solutions (14)

July 31, 2015 — 

During Tuesday’s town council meeting, Breckenridge police chief Shannon Haynes gave an update to town council on the development of a comprehensive Parking and Transit Plan. While town council approved …

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Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects? (15)

July 30, 2015 — 

Underneath the surface of Colorado’s new water plan is an unspoken acknowledgment: The days of moving large amounts of water up and over the Rockies are probably done.On July 7, …

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Low wages in high places: U.S. proposes big pay hike for state sheepherders (16)

July 30, 2015 — 

The anglers and bikers traveling to the mountains slowed their cars to a crawl as hundreds of sheep flocked the country road north of Meeker. Ahead, a sheepherder on horseback …

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Can one spouse keep assets while other spouse obtains long-term care benefits from Medicaid? (column) (17)

July 28, 2015 — 

John has Alzheimer’s and requires expensive long-term care, but he and his wife, Susan, have too many assets to qualify for Medicaid. What can Susan do to preserve assets while …

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EPA to study effects of Roundup on 1,500 endangered species (18)

July 25, 2015 — 

For more than a decade, milkweed, that tall green plant with purple or orange flowers, has been rapidly declining in Midwestern states. Little research has been done on the abundance …

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Kansas women spent almost 2 days lost in park before rescue (19)

July 24, 2015 — 

ESTES PARK, Colo. — Two Kansas women were rescued after spending almost two days lost in Rocky Mountain National Park. The Reporter Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1CZcMpb) Danielle Hohly, Christine Everett and …

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Firefighters put out Keystone fire sparked by chemical-soaked towels (20)

July 21, 2015 — 

Firefighters helped extinguish a pile of smoldering towels used to clean up a chemical spill on Tuesday morning. Lake Dillon Fire was called to a laundry facility operated by Keystone …

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