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James Holmes describes ‘obsession to kill’ in notebook (1)

May 26, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — In a brown spiral notebook titled “Of Life,” Colorado theater shooter James Holmes scrawled a self-diagnosis of his “broken mind” and described his “obsession to kill” since …

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Colorado workers sue Chipotle, following national trend of worker labor lawsuits (2)

May 23, 2015 — 

With the motto “Food With Integrity,” Chipotle Mexican Grill’s brand is based on ethical fast food.Hundreds of workers in nine lawsuits in six states allege the company’s moral high-ground on …

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Clear Creek rafting accident leaves 1 dead; sheriff’s office investigating (3)

May 22, 2015 — 

One person is dead after a rafting accident Friday morning on Clear Creek.The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office says it was called at about 11:30 a.m. to a rafting accident …

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Ski resort developers get land swap OK’d by forest service (4)

May 22, 2015 — 

DENVER — Developers are a step closer to building a ski resort about 85 miles northeast of Durango in Wolf Creek with the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a land …

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Independence Pass reopens in time for holiday weekend (5)

May 21, 2015 — 

ASPEN, Colo. — Even though it still feels like winter in parts of Colorado’s mountains, Independence Pass is back open. The Colorado Department of Transportation says about 20 cars were …

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Lake Dillon Fire to address cell tower concerns at Tuesday meeting (6)

May 20, 2015 — 

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue will host a meeting concerning the construction of a new Verizon cell tower at its Summit Cove station on Tuesday, following concerns from nearby residents.Neighbors to the …

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Gate goes up this week at Hanging Lake parking area (7)

May 20, 2015 — 

A gate is being installed this week at the Hanging Lake rest area to head off some of the parking and crowding problems that have plagued the popular trailhead off …

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Colorado’s 300 days a year of sunshine may be in jeopardy (8)

May 20, 2015 — 

DENVER — Colorado vacation promoters like to boast that the state has an average 300 days of sunshine a year, but that may be in jeopardy. Rainy weather across Colorado …

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Small Colorado town on edge after bicyclist’s shooting death (9)

May 20, 2015 — 

WINDSOR, Colo. — Residents in a small northern Colorado town are on edge after a bicyclist was shot and killed on a rural road, about a month after a woman …

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Storm brings risk of floods, hope of relief in parched West (10)

May 19, 2015 — 

DENVER — The latest in a series of Pacific storms spreading damp weather across the West is raising concerns of flooding in areas stripped bare by forest fires as well …

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Heroin use, overdose deaths increase in Boulder County (11)

May 19, 2015 — 

LONGMONT, Colo. — Boulder County law enforcement officials have seen an upsurge in heroin use and heroin-related deaths. Last week, police believe they arrested a drug dealer connected to an …

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FBI joins investigation into shooting of Colorado cyclist (12)

May 19, 2015 — 

WINDSOR, Colo. — The FBI has joined the investigation into the shooting death of a man bicycling on a rural road in northern Colorado. Police in Windsor announced Tuesday they …

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Animal shot near Kremmling might be a wolf (13)

May 18, 2015 — 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting DNA tests on an animal shot by a coyote hunter on April 29 near Kremmling to determine if the animal is a …

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Mountain Town News: Water, water, water on the brains everywhere (14)

May 16, 2015 — 

Water, water — who has extra? Certainly not California. But four years of drought apparently hasn’t been enough to jolt Golden State residents into scrimping.California residents reduced water used by …

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State deploys planes to spot, douse wildfires faster (15)

May 15, 2015 — 

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Colorado will patrol its forests and grasslands with two new wildfire-spotting aircraft this summer, hoping to find and snuff out flames before they explode into the deadly …

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Breckenridge fire district continues controlled burn restrictions (16)

May 14, 2015 — 

Breckenridge’s Red, White and Blue Fire District announced Wednesday they would continue controlled burn restrictions this summer. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Red, White and Blue Fire will not …

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Summit County offers law enforcement training through Latino Citizens Police Academy (17)

May 14, 2015 — 

Summit resident Bayron Montealegre cautiously approached the black SUV, flashlight in hand. Dragging his hand along the side of the stationary car, Montealegre successfully procured a license from the sunglassed …

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Colorado rain isn’t helping Southwest reservoirs (18)

May 14, 2015 — 

DENVER — Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks. But the precipitation …

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Colorado health exchange may increase fees (19)

May 14, 2015 — 

DENVER — The board of directors of Colorado’s health insurance exchange met Thursday to consider proposals that are likely to increase the cost to consumers. Connect for Health Colorado staff …

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Lake Dillon Fire responds to second egg incident this spring (20)

May 13, 2015 — 

Lake Dillon firefighters extinguished a burning tractor-trailer bearing eggs following its descent from the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Wednesday. The truck came to a stop at the Silverthorne exit, leading …

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