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Man gets maximum sentence for vehicular homicide in 2017 crash that killed Breckenridge man

July 20, 2018 — A man who pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in April, stemming from a Memorial Day crash in Kremmling, was sentenced on Thursday to the maximum punishment allowed by law. Felix Cervantes, the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal head-on accident last Memorial Day

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Pedro Gonzalez gets 42-year sentence in Eagle County saloon beating case

July 20, 2018 — EAGLE — Pedro Gonzalez savagely beat Dita Richterova. He admitted it, and security video showed him doing it. But “why” remains a mystery even to District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman, who sentenced Gonzalez to 42 years in prison Thursday afternoon, July 19. “This case is

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Colorado wildfire update: Hot temperatures approaching records could energize some fires

July 19, 2018 — Triple digit temperatures across Colorado is cause for concern just as fire crews approach 100 percent containment on a dozen wildfires across the state. Weather conditions are very favorable for fire growth including expected microbursts that could generate wind gusts of around 50 mph, according

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College student recovers after getting bitten by rattlesnake near Steamboat

July 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs resident is warning people to be vigilant after his 20-year-old daughter was bitten by a rattlesnake. Beanna Lind, a University of Wyoming student interested in studying animal science, was in Steamboat visiting her parents Alan and Julie Lind when

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New website aims to help Colorado victims of sexual violence

July 19, 2018 — A campaign launched this month by the Global Change Project called “Break the Silence Colorado: Sexual Violence Awareness and Support for Survivors” encourages victims of sexual violence to use MapYourVoice.org, which provides a safe platform for victims to report their assault and find local support. An

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Aspen housing authority forces former board member to sell home after illegally renting on Airbnb

July 19, 2018 — A former Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority board member who illegally rented her taxpayer-subsidized home on Airbnb is being forced to sell her three-bedroom unit at Aspen Highlands. The APCHA board Wednesday voted 6-1 that Renee West must list for sale the property on Boomerang Road.

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Man who unintentionally fired bullet during Steamboat baseball game is a Wyoming police officer

July 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The man who accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs on June 15 is a Wyoming police officer. Markum King, a 37-year-old officer with the Cheyenne Police Department, has been charged with disorderly conduct, a class 2

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Colorado wildfire update: Rains bring mudslides to 416 fire area

July 18, 2018 — Rain and thunderstorms came to parts of southern Colorado on Tuesday, resulting in burn area mudslides that shut down some roads and highways. Wildfires have scorched more than 175,000 acres this season, leaving lands stripped of trees, brush and other vegetation. When rains come, water

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Colorado legislation aims to bolster failing foster system

July 18, 2018 — DENVER — Sweeping legislative reforms to Colorado's troubled foster care program take effect in August with the goal of revamping a system where kids graduate from high school at lower rates than homeless children. Crafted with the help of foster parents as well as former

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Winter Park man documents, coaches Afghani female ultra-runners; finds an Afghanistan unseen in mainstream

July 17, 2018 — When Tyler Tomasello returned to Winter Park from Afghanistan he wasn’t expecting it to be harder than when he left for the war-torn country. But it was — and still is, he says. “I got to see a part of Afghanistan not many people get

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Colorado state reps address gun range, fire restriction questions in regards to wildfire risk

July 17, 2018 — It seems like a straightforward “yes” or “no” question: When Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place, should a gun range overseen by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and funded by taxpayers that’s in the affected area cease operations? “So, um, not a straightforward question,” said

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New interagency crew takes over Lake Christine Fire

July 17, 2018 — A changing of the guard tending to the Lake Christine Fire on Basalt Mountain occurred early Monday, indicating that the blaze has been tamed significantly. The Northern Rockies Incident type 2 Management Team, which took over the fire July 5, packed up and vacated the

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A year after fiscal deal, Colorado may owe taxpayer refunds

July 16, 2018 — DENVER — In a stunning turn from this time a year ago, Colorado's state coffers are suddenly so flush with cash that lawmakers may be required to send more than $200 million back to taxpayers over the next three years. For Democrats, it's vindication for

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Mountain Rescue Aspen’s new drone is a ‘game changer’

July 16, 2018 — Mountain Rescue Aspen has a strict policy of not singling out members of the team, but it broke tradition recently to praise a rookie for playing a vital role in locating a lost hiker near Chapman Campground on June 27. It was the first mission

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No growth on Sugarloaf Fire over weekend

July 16, 2018 — Grand County’s Sugarloaf Fire has seen zero growth over the past few days and remains at 1,280 acres as of Sunday morning, according to an update from federal officials. While the size of the fire has not grown since late last week, when fire officials

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Suspects in Lake Christine Fire arrested in Basalt

July 16, 2018 — The suspects in the Lake Christine Fire were arrested by Eagle County authorities early Sunday morning at a residence in Basalt. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown confirmed that El Jebel residents Allison Marcus, 22, and Richard Miller, 23, were taken into custody on charges

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News from around the state: Missing swimmer’s body recovered in Steamboat Lake

July 12, 2018 — Missing swimmer's body recovered in Steamboat Lake STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, — Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee who went missing while swimming in Steamboat Lake. Steamboat Today reports the 24-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was swimming outside

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Colorado’s July storms could cause flooding in fire-damaged areas

July 12, 2018 — Residents in fire zones across the state are being urged to take out flood insurance policies to protect themselves from landscapes stripped bare of vegetation. "I know this is a tough message to hear right now. But, unfortunately, it's imperative for people to seriously think

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Lake Christine Fire at 49 percent containment

July 12, 2018 — There were noticeably fewer people at Basalt High School on Wednesday evening for the Lake Christine Fire community meeting. Public information officers and emergency personnel updated those in attendance with the most up-to-date information they had regarding the Lake Christine Fire, which has burned for

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People exposed to bat in Grand County that tests positive for rabies

July 11, 2018 — Multiple people in Grand County recently received preventative treatment for rabies after they were exposed to a bat that later tested positive for the deadly virus, according to public health officials. The Grand County Public Health Department sent five bats for rabies testing, with two

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