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Public safety round-up: Keystone hosts fire-fighting conference (1)

October 23, 2014 — 

Fire leadership conference comes to Copper More than 300 fire officers from across Colorado are gathered in Keystone this week for the 23rd annual Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Fire Leadership …

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On the ballot: The genetically modified food fight (2)

October 22, 2014 — 

Colorado’s voters continue to be pounded by multi-million dollar political advertising campaigns, often with the two candidates or issue opponents fairly evenly matched, with no respite in sight until Election …

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Outside spending soars in the West’s key Senate races (3)

October 22, 2014 — 

Less than three weeks remain before the midterm elections, and with control of the Senate at stake, both Democrats and Republicans are pouring money into the races at unprecedented rates. …

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AG race spotlights legal approach to gay marriage (4)

October 19, 2014 — 

DENVER — Colorado will pick a new attorney general for the first time in 10 years — and nothing shows the distinction between the candidates like the legal journey of …

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Nebraska deals with marijuana influx from Colorado (5)

October 12, 2014 — 

HASTINGS, Neb. — Law enforcement officials in small Nebraska communities near the Colorado border are struggling to keep up with the amount of marijuana crossing the state line as drug …

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Winter weather, accidents cause I-70 closures (6)

October 12, 2014 — 

CDOT reopened Interstate 70 from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel around noon and Vail Pass in both directions by 1:15 p.m. after closing those portions of the interstate Sunday morning. …

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Report: School shooter sought revenge for grade-school teasing (7)

October 11, 2014 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The student who killed a classmate before taking his own life at a suburban Denver high school last year wrote in his diary that he was “a …

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Can Hickenlooper get his middle-of-the-road magic back? (8)

October 8, 2014 — 

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently confirmed a fact that one of his interns unearthed — he’s the first governor in American history who was once a professional geologist. Not only …

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Following court decision, gay marriage is now legal in state (9)

October 7, 2014 — 

DENVER — Gay marriage officially became legal throughout Colorado on Tuesday but, with such unions now on firm legal ground, there was no rush of couples to tie the knot. …

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More pesticides are permeating urban streams, study shows (10)

October 5, 2014 — 

If you live in a city, the U.S. Geological Survey has some bad news for you: There’s a good chance your water is contaminated. A USGS study released earlier this …

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High Country News: A new wildfire protection approach in Colorado (11)

October 4, 2014 — 

Dara Miles stands on the edge of her property just west of Boulder, Colorado, overlooking forested foothills, scattered homes and burn scars from wildfires. She tells wildfire expert Andrew Notbohm …

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High Country News: Female firefighters threaten to sue the Forest Service — again (12)

October 3, 2014 — 

For all the strides female firefighters have made in the last few decades, wildland firefighting is still, at it’s heart, a men’s club. Only 10 percent of wildland firefighters in …

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The state Marijuana Enforcement Division releases new rules for medical, retail marijuana businesses (13)

September 28, 2014 — 

Medical and retail marijuana dispensaries will receive about 30 new rules related to almost every aspect of their businesses. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) released the new rules Thursday, …

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In Summit County machete attack case, audo recording yields new insight (14)

September 24, 2014 — 

“This looks like the perfect place.” That was the trigger phrase 20-year-old Tyrus Walter Vanmatre says he used before Brodi Olson, 16, shocked Jadon Jellis with a stun gun during …

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Summit County wildfire danger upped after Breck firefighters respond to two calls (15)

September 18, 2014 — 

Summit County’s wildfire season has been mild thanks to consistent summer rain, but firefighting officials are reminding local residents and visitors that the season is far from over. On Wednesday, …

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Twin Tunnels nearing next construction milestone with westbound bore (16)

September 17, 2014 — 

Blasting is complete and construction crews are working frantically in preparation for the next major milestone of the Twin Tunnels project near Idaho Springs. On Tuesday, Colorado Department of Transportation …

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Marijuana caregivers escape crackdown (17)

September 17, 2014 — 

DENVER — Confronted with a room full of teary parents with sick children, Colorado health authorities on Tuesday changed course on a plan to limit marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. …

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Dueling polls show difficult challenge for Hickenlooper (18)

September 17, 2014 — 

DENVER — Two polls offered starkly different assessments of the Colorado governor’s race Wednesday, with one showing Republican challenger Bob Beauprez jumping ahead of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper by 10 …

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Lake Dillon Fire to honor 21-year-old bartender, lifesaver (19)

September 13, 2014 — 

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District announced Friday it will honor Diego Andraca with the Citizen’s Valor Award at a ceremony during its board of director’s meeting in Frisco on …

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Summit County residents honor 9/11 victims during ‘We will never forget’ ceremony in Breckenridge (20)

September 11, 2014 — 

The lives of firefighters have long been tied to the ringing of a bell. Day or night, the sound of a bell signified an alarm, calling firefighters out of their …

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