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Colorado and three states accuse Arizona of manipulating Colorado River supply and demand

April 19, 2018 — DENVER — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four

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Immigrant driver’s bill advances to aid Colorado farm labor

April 19, 2018 — DENVER — The Colorado House on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail. The bill is supported by dairy, cattle

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Colorado paychecks rise at a less-than-stellar rate since recession

April 19, 2018 — Coming out of the last recession, Colorado was a top performer on several economic measures, but not on wage gains. The average weekly wage in Colorado is up 25 percent the past decade, which ranked the 19th fastest among states and tied with Nebraska and

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White River National Forest withdraws support services from two Eagle County campgrounds

April 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The White River National Forest is facing a number of too-much or too-little scenarios. Too much maintenance, too little staffing. Too much wind, too little snow. Too many volunteers, too few supervisors. Eagle Holy Cross District ranger Aaron Mayville addressed this dichotomy

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Breckenridge residents big spenders when it comes to outdoor recreation

April 18, 2018 — Little ol' Colorado isn't so little when it comes to how much people spend on outdoor recreation. In a report released Tuesday by the Outdoor Industry Association, residents in each of the seven Colorado congressional districts spent $2 billion or more on outdoor recreation —

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Bear unharmed after locking himself in a Boulder County car

April 17, 2018 — Everyone does silly things when they're "hangry," particularly when you're a bear without a spare set of car keys. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office reminded residents of this fact Tuesday after responding to an unusual vehicle trespassing case: a bear broke into a car and

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Denver proposes tax hike on marijuana for affordable housing

April 17, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Denver officials have unveiled a plan that would have marijuana buyers help pay for an expansion of the city’s 10-year, $150 million affordable housing fund. The Denver Post reports Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials on Monday unveiled the proposal that, if approved,

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Aspen pet store can subpoena Google, Yelp for anonymous poster’s identity

April 17, 2018 — An Aspen pet store’s legal quest to identify the anonymous poster of negative and allegedly false online comments on at least two review sites has gained traction with a local judge. Pitkin County District Judge Chris Seldin ruled late last week that attorneys for plaintiff

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Colorado bill would allow out-of-state property owners to vote in special district elections

April 17, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — A number of High Country property owners are taxed without representation. A bill in this year’s Colorado Legislature seeks to change that. A pair of state officials, Rep. Larry Liston and Sen. Jack Tate, both Republicans, have sponsored HB18-1181. That bill passed the

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Colorado could be in for worst fire season since ’12, ’13

April 16, 2018 — CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents on Friday to do their part to help prevent fires. An

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Colorado teachers walk out of classes, stage rally at statehouse

April 16, 2018 — Dozens of Colorado teachers converged on the state Capitol on Monday to demand changes in school funding and to lobby for higher teacher pay and a stronger retirement fund. Holding signs and chanting slogans, the teachers marched around the Capitol in the morning and then planned

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Rocky Mountain National Park announces move ahead with smaller fee increase

April 16, 2018 — The National Park Service announced Thursday that Rocky Mountain National Park will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs that enhance the visitor experience — but not at the double rate proposed last year. Effective June 1, costs for

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Driver responsible for 2017 crash near Kremmling that killed Breckenridge man pleads guilty

April 16, 2018 — Felix Cervantes, the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash near Kremmling last Memorial Day, pleaded guilty to charges of reckless vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular assault in Grand County District Court on Thursday. Cervantes faces between 16 and 18 years incarcerated with the

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Gov. Hickenlooper proclaims April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week (with video)

April 16, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed April 16-22 as Colorado Journalism Week at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention in Colorado Springs on Friday. With several hundred attending his keynote lunch remarks, Hickenlooper said it was a critical time to honor the work of journalists. “There has never

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Two snowmobilers, one from Breckenridge, rescued after spending night on Buffalo Pass

April 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Breckenridge man and a Minturn woman had to spend the night in the woods after getting their snowmobiles severely stuck Saturday on Buffalo Pass. The couple called for help at about 6:30 p.m. after getting stuck in a drainage west of

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Much Trump talk at Colorado’s whittling of governor hopefuls

April 16, 2018 — BROOMFIELD (AP) — A former mayor delivered a rousing speech praising President Donald Trump and helped hand a stunning defeat to Colorado's moderate attorney general in the race to enter the state's Republican gubernatorial primary Saturday, while Democrats selected two candidates who pledged to push

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CAIC report: Victim yelled ‘we’re going for a ride’ as fatal Maroon Bowl avalanche broke

April 16, 2018 — John Galvin realized he was in trouble shortly before he and another skier triggered a fatal avalanche in Maroon Bowl on April 8 that killed Galvin. “We’re going for a ride!” Galvin told his ski partner, according to a final accident report that was issued

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It’s rockslide season, and state’s hazard team is using some new technology

April 16, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The same time of year that brings blossoming daffodils and singing birds also brings something more dangerous: rock slides. Now, technology is helping crews better identify slide zones. The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on a rockslide mitigation project in

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High Country Crime: Vail Police arrest woman found in dumpster for false reporting

April 15, 2018 — A woman found in a dumpster was arrested for false reporting Thursday, April 12. Linnea Marlene Hayda, 31, of Vail, was arrested in connection to a March incident in which she was found in a dumpster Vail's Sandstone neighborhood. Hayda is being charged with attempting

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Mountain Town News: Conspicuous air pollution smokes up gun protesters

April 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – When students and others marched in Steamboat Springs in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida, several passing pickup trucks spewed out dense, heavy exhaust. The diesel-burning pickups had been retrofitted to allow what is called "rolling coal." Wikipedia

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