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“Let another city ‘win’”: Some locals are saying no thanks to an Amazon headquarters in Denver

October 19, 2017 — As Colorado entered the race Wednesday with its bid to entice Amazon to open its second headquarters in metro Denver, some locals are saying no thanks to the retail giant and its promise of up to 50,000 new jobs and a $5 billion investment. "No, no, no

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4 shot near Colorado State University in Fort Collins

October 19, 2017 — Four people were shot northwest of Colorado State University early Thursday morning and police say they are not searching for any suspects in the homicide investigation. Sgt. Matt Johnson, spokesman for the Fort Collins Police Department, said in a video news release "the victims include

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Colorado woman gets away unharmed after train rolls over her

October 19, 2017 — GRAND JUNCTION — A Colorado woman who fell asleep on train tracks was unharmed after being rolled over by a train. The Daily Sentinel reports the woman fell asleep on the tracks near Whitewater on Sunday. Lands End Fire Protection District Fire Chief Brian Lurvey said the

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Rifle PD gets new drug pups — who will be trained to ignore marijuana

October 19, 2017 — As he enters the twilight of his career, Tulo, the Rifle Police Department’s drug-sniffing dog, will get to watch his successors grow into the role that has put him among the most famous canines on the Western Slope. Thanks to fundraising by New Castle’s 12-year-old

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Mom doesn’t know how daughter fell from Hotel Colorado balcony

October 19, 2017 — The mother of the teen who was gravely injured in a fall last week from a balcony at the Hotel Colorado doesn’t know how the incident occurred, she said by Facebook message. “I still don’t know how it happened,” wrote Lily Lawrence Benallou, whose 16-year-old daughter Amber underwent

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Trafficking sting recovers 17 kids in Colorado, Wyoming

October 19, 2017 — DENVER — FBI and local authorities say they recovered 17 children in Colorado and Wyoming as part of a national operation that recovered 84 children and teenagers who were being sexually exploited across the country. Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Pooler said the Colorado

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Two Aspen bears are pros at breaking into unlocked cars, homes

October 19, 2017 — While winter is almost here, it’s not yet cold enough to send area bears into hibernation. That’s the message ReRe Baker, Pitkin County’s animal safety director, wants to send to Aspen and Pitkin County residents, most especially those who live in the neighborhoods around the

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Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush,’ ‘mining for ratings,’ faces lawsuit from Park County neighbors

October 18, 2017 — The noise would start at 7 every morning and wouldn't stop until the evening, turning a rural neighborhood near Fairplay into an industrial zone, residents said. The culprit: a reality-TV gold mining operation that they say wrecked a hillside landscape, ran afoul of its permits

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Colorado health insurance regulators holding public meeting on 2018 premium rates

October 18, 2017 — The Colorado Division of Insurance will be hosting a public forum to discuss 2018 health insurance premium rates at the state capitol in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 1-3 p.m. The Division will present a summary of the premiums, along with information on how

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Summit School District to ‘protect, preserve’ student memorial garden during construction

October 18, 2017 — Since the groundbreaking for a $29 million expansion of Summit High School, questions have arisen over what will become of a memorial garden there honoring 31 students who have died. Many people in the community have a deep connection to the memorial, and some of

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Longevity the subject of the Summit Daily’s next What’s Brewing event

October 18, 2017 — Why does Summit County, and other prosperous Colorado mountain counties, have the highest life expectancy in the country? We're a self-selecting group here in Summit. Hearty, active people flock here each year to ski, bike, trail run and breathe in the rarified mountain air. How

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Morrie Shepard, Vail’s first ski school director, has taken his final lift ride

October 18, 2017 — Editor's note: The Vail Daily has been writing about Morrie Shepard for years, and the quotes in this story are pulled from a large archive of material. Skiing is many things, but for Vail pioneer Morrie Shepard, it was always fun. Pete Seibert lured Shepard

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Water leaders gather at River District meeting

October 18, 2017 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A group of water leaders in Colorado, most new to their posts, appeared before the board of the Colorado River District on Tuesday in Glenwood Springs. Becky Mitchell, the executive director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and Kevin Rein, the state

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How much for Amazon’s second headquarters? Colorado submits its bid touting jobs, not incentives

October 18, 2017 — There were no promises to turn property into the city of Amazon, Colo. There were no bribes like the 21-foot cactus an Arizona city sent to get the massive retailer to build a second headquarters there. And there was no way Colorado was going to

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

October 18, 2017 — In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be "more competition" among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he said he thought the current applicant pool of 26 was too many. His statement

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Fueled by big money sources, Colorado governor’s race already nearing the $10 million mark

October 18, 2017 — Before he announced as a candidate, the Republican helped steer more than $653,000 to a super PAC supporting his campaign and locked down an impressive list of top GOP donors to put $716,000 in the bank. Stapleton raised just $8,000 for his campaign because he entered the

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Colorado Mountain College ballot question seeks fix to state reduction

October 18, 2017 — A ballot measure before Colorado Mountain College district voters does not ask for a tax increase per se, but could result in a net increase in taxes paid to the special district by business property owners. However, that doesn’t mean the college district would have

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Frisco workforce-housing project delayed amid rising construction costs

October 17, 2017 — Frisco has missed an ambitious goal to start building a workforce-housing project by the fall after a contractor's bid came in $600,000 over budget, pushing construction of the nine-unit complex to next spring. Ballooning construction costs, fueled by a statewide building frenzy and devastating Gulf

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Bonnie Smith honored as Realtor of the Year

October 17, 2017 — Bonnie Smith, owner of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate in Breckenridge, was recently recognized as the Colorado Realtor of the Year by the Colorado Association of Realtors at the group's 97th annual conference. The award is the most prestigious honor a CAR member can receive

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US beer critic names Frisco’s Outer Range a top new brewery

October 17, 2017 — Outer Range Brewing opened to rave reviews last winter in Frisco, and now a critic at a national craft beer magazine has named it one of the best new breweries in the U.S. "If I could pick a brewery to slide into at the bottom

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