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The US Forest Service’s mission goes up in flames (1)

August 30, 2014 — 

We’ve written quite a bit lately about “fire borrowing” — what happens when the Forest Service runs out of the funds it’s budgeted for firefighting, which are based on average …

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Red, White and Blue kicks off the 2014 ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign (2)

August 29, 2014 — 

The Red, White and Blue Career Firefighters Association, in conjunction with the International Fire Fighters Association, Local #4325, is kicking off the 2014 “Fill the Boot” campaign in an effort …

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Breckenridge police warns residents about increased bear activity (3)

August 28, 2014 — 

It’s that time of year when bears prepare for winter hibernation, knowing they have just a few short months to layer on enough fat to survive their long winter’s nap. …

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Ozone in mountains surprises researchers (4)

August 28, 2014 — 

DENVER — Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado’s Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from …

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Colorado wildfire group delivers plan for control, prevention to state lawmakers (5)

August 27, 2014 — 

After about two years of work, a special committee this week delivered its recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly’s interim Wildfire Matters Review Committee. Created in 2012, the group — …

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More Colo. pot seized in mail, report says (6)

August 27, 2014 — 

DENVER — The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states …

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Montezuma bridge installation delayed one day (7)

August 25, 2014 — 

Work to install a new bridge on Montezuma Road over the Snake River has been rescheduled for this Thursday and Friday, followed by roadway paving operations. The new open-span bridge …

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I-News report: Marijuana economics (8)

August 23, 2014 — 

After seven months of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, the newest goal of state regulators is to increase the amount of marijuana produced and sold by legal retailers. “Right now …

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I-News report: Casinos vs. racetracks (9)

August 23, 2014 — 

A Colorado racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the state’s 2014 election. The racetrack, …

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Genetically modified food labels to be on Colorado ballot (10)

August 20, 2014 — 

DENVER — A proposal requiring genetically modified food to be labeled is headed to Colorado’s ballot. Backers of the proposal have collected enough valid signatures to place it on November’s …

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Celebrate Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th birthday with day hikes (11)

August 18, 2014 — 

ESTES PARK, Colo. — No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. The beauty …

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Summit County officials boast success of tree chipping program (12)

August 13, 2014 — 

Though Ms. Frizzle was nowhere to be found, about a dozen Summit County residents hopped into two large white government vans and got to pretend they were going on a …

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Summit County firefighters deployed to California to assist with wildfires (13)

August 12, 2014 — 

On Monday, Aug. 11, firefighters from Copper Mountain, Lake Dillon and Red, White & Blue were deployed to Northern California to assist with several wildfires burning out of control. The …

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Westbound exit 203 in Frisco reopened after tanker truck rollover (14)

August 12, 2014 — 

Interstate 70’s westbound exit 203 on- and off-ramps in Frisco closed for the second day in a row Tuesday, Aug. 12. But unlike Monday’s closure for paving, yesterday’s traffic interruption …

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Boulder fair’s ‘Smallest Woman’ show shuttered after complaints (15)

August 9, 2014 — 

LONGMONT, Colo. — A sideshow at the Boulder County Fair advertising “Little Liz, the World’s Smallest Woman” has been shut down after complaints. The show featuring a woman from Haiti …

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13 boats at Lake Dillon capsized by microburst; sailors thrown into water (16)

August 7, 2014 — 

Jim Daus was cruising at a rare 15 knots Thursday, Aug. 7, on Lake Dillon when his Buccaneer 18-foot sailboat was capsized by a sudden microburst. Daus was leading the …

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Copper Mountain Fire Department first in the nation at certification process (17)

August 7, 2014 — 

The Copper Mountain Fire Department is the nation’s first firefighting agency to put all of its members through the Incident Safety Officer and Fire Suppression certification process, the department announced …

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1957 T-Bird bursts into flames on Interstate 70 near Copper Mountain (18)

August 4, 2014 — 

On Saturday, July 26, Copper Mountain Fire Department responded to a report of a car fire in the westbound lane of Interstate 70 near milepost 195. The call came in …

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Breckenridge police officer kills injured ‘Carter Park bear’ (19)

July 28, 2014 — 

A Breckenridge police officer shot and killed a bear Monday, July 14, after it was found injured and digging through trash. Officers Brady Allen and Caitlin Kontak responded to a …

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Drivers should expect delays on Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge (20)

July 28, 2014 — 

Drivers on Highway 9 between Frisco and Breckenridge can expect delays in both directions Tuesday morning, while CDOT finishes repaving a part of the road that caused traffic backups Monday. …

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