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Breckenridge creates temporary employee parking solutions (1)

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? (2)

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 (3)

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) (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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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13-year-old girl rescued at Rocky Mountain National Park (8)

July 21, 2015 — 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A 13-year-old girl was rescued Monday after she hurt her leg while hiking with her dad at Rocky Mountain National Park. The teen’s father …

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Woman dies when struck by lightning during honeymoon hike (9)

July 21, 2015 — 

DENVER — A woman was killed and her husband was injured when they were struck by lightning while hiking in Chaffee County while on their honeymoon. The Denver Post reports …

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Nation’s newest nuclear bomb takes shape in New Mexico, or is it simply “modernization” of the old? (10)

July 20, 2015 — 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Standing next to a 12-foot nuclear bomb that looks more like a trim missile than a weapon of mass destruction, engineer Phil Hoover exudes pride. “I feel …

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Mountain Town News: Grizzly cubs victims to their own in Banff (11)

July 18, 2015 — 

BANFF, Alberta — It’s a bear-kill-bear world in the Kananaskis Country south of Banff National Park.A male grizzly is suspected of killing a yearling cub recently, and a conservation officer …

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Holmes will join many other mentally ill inmates in prison (12)

July 17, 2015 — 

DENVER — Whether James Holmes gets life without parole or a death sentence for the Colorado theater shooting, he will spend years behind bars, joining about 6,000 inmates in Colorado …

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Services set for Patrick Mahany in New York (13)

July 17, 2015 — 

HORNELL, N.Y. — A memorial service is set in western New York for a decorated Vietnam veteran who was killed earlier this month when his medical helicopter crashed in Colorado. …

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Summit County rescuers evacuate injured hiker from Peak One (14)

July 16, 2015 — 

Following an extensive rescue mission, a young hiker was airlifted from a ravine near the east slope of Peak 1 on Thursday. Around 10 a.m., Summit County Search and Rescue …

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Jury finds Aurora theater shooter guilty of murder (15)

July 16, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors convicted Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere, rejecting defense arguments that the …

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State rejects PTSD as ailment eligible for medical pot (16)

July 15, 2015 — 

DENVER — Citing scant research, Colorado health officials voted Wednesday against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote came …

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Jurors start deliberating in theater shooting case (17)

July 15, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — One after the other, their faces flashed on an overhead screen: the aspiring sports broadcaster, the caring dad, the smiling 6-year-old girl a prosecutor described as “forever …

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Court: New health law doesn’t infringe on religious freedom (18)

July 15, 2015 — 

DENVER — The federal health care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals …

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Colorado pot tax for schools hits record, exceeds 2014 total (19)

July 14, 2015 — 

DENVER — A year after Colorado’s marijuana tax for schools came in far short of its goal, the fund is setting records and has accrued more money in the first …

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Mountain Town News: Trash cans a barometer of Sun Valley prosperity (20)

July 11, 2015 — 

KETCHUM, Idaho – The economy has continued to improve in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. The evidence? Trash.“Who would know better than the guy who’s going up and down the alleys …

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