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Investigation underway after two ‘magnificent, large’ bull elk poached in Rocky Mountain National Park

September 23, 2018 — Investigators from Rocky Mountain National Park are on the hunt for poachers this week after a pair of elk were illegally shot and killed in the park over the weekend. Later Sunday afternoon officials from Rocky Mountain National Park confirmed that an investigation is currently

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Beetle-kill tree falls, injures teenager near Steamboat Springs

September 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A tree fell and injured a 16-year-old girl on private land off Routt County Road 44A on Saturday. The girl’s father told rescuers that she had been sitting on a log when a gust of wind knocked over a beetle-killed lodgepole pine, which

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Wildfires in northern Colorado expected to be active Sunday

September 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Incident command on the Silver Creek and Ryan fires expect an active fire day Sunday. A localized red flag warning is in place Sunday in the area of both fires, mostly in Jackson and Grand counties. Silver Creek Fire The Silver Creek

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Bear attack reported near Golden at state park; one person injured

September 19, 2018 — Colorado wildlife officials are investigating a report of a bear attack that injured a person Wednesday on a trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park outside Golden. Deputies with the Gilpin County Sheriff's Office responded about 1:20 p.m. to the Coyote Trail in the park

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Thousands of dollars stolen at Run Rabbit Run race in Steamboat

September 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Run Rabbit Run racers were not the only ones to pull a fast one Saturday. Thousands of dollars in cash were stolen from the race’s merchandise tent, money that race organizers had planned to give to nonprofits. As Race Director Paul Sachs

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper makes step toward 2020 presidential run

September 17, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado’s Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday took his most concrete step yet toward running for president by forming a federal campaign committee that can raise money to help candidates nationwide. Hickenlooper’s so-called Leadership PAC, called “Giddy Up PAC,” will be led by

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New Grand County property owners find surprise: 200 sticks of dynamite

September 17, 2018 — Some Grand County property owners found a big surprise waiting for them on land they purchased in the Grand Lake area when they discovered over 200 sticks of sweating dynamite last week. Officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office were alerted Sept. 10 to the

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Four fires burning in northwestern Colorado, including new one near Wyoming border

September 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A seemingly constant drone of helicopters fighting wildfires hummed over the Yampa Valley this weekend. Crews are now fighting four fires in Northwest Colorado. For fire and closure information, visit inciweb.com. Ryan Fire The Ryan Fire was first reported Saturday night, and is burning

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Parents appealing son’s Vail skier death case, say judges erred

September 16, 2018 — EAGLE — Almost everything about the judge and jury’s decisions in a Vail Mountain skier death case is being appealed. Dr. Louise Ingalls and Dr. Steve Conlin, parents of Taft Conlin, say judges in Broomfield and Eagle counties erred in several rulings. Court documents filed

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Update: Silver Creek Fire in Grand County reignites, grows to 11,000 acres

September 16, 2018 — Warm, dry, windy conditions did little to improve the outlook of the still raging Silver Creek Fire on Sunday as firefighters continued to battle a blaze that just weeks ago appeared to be on its last legs. As of Sunday afternoon the Silver Creek Fire,

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Eagle County officials concerned by wildlife population declines

September 14, 2018 — EAGLE — Dealing with issues related to population growth — everything from housing to roads to crime — is a routine task for the Eagle County commissioners. But there's one group of county residents who aren't experiencing population growth. In fact, there's been an alarming

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Silver Creek Fire near Kremmling forces evacuations of two neighborhoods

September 14, 2018 — Mandatory evacuation orders were issued just before 5 p.m. Friday as the Silver Creek Fire continued its third day of increased activity. An evacuation is in place for all of Old Park and Gore Lakes due to the increase in fire activity and a change

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Rabid bat discovered in Eagle County

September 11, 2018 — With winter looming, bats in Eagle County are starting to go into hibernation for the fall and winter, and while Colorado has plenty of natural places for the flying critters to call home, now’s the time of year that bats might start looking at your

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Skier accused of trying to jump crowd at Copper pond-skim event pleads guilty

September 4, 2018 — The skier accused of trying to jump the crowd at Copper Mountain’s Annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event earlier this year pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge earlier this month. Hayden Patrick Wright, 27, was descending on a run in

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Eagle, Pitkin counties under a ‘red flag’ warning for Thursday

August 29, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Grand Junction office of the National Weather Service on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29 has replaced a "fire weather" watch for the afternoon and evening of Thursday, Aug. 30 with a "Red Flag" warning. That warning applies to areas of

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4.3 magnitude earthquake occurs near Parachute early Friday morning

August 24, 2018 — According to http://www.earthquaketrack.com, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake near Parachute, Colorado, shook homes as far away as Eagle, about 75 miles away, at 4:02 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Other areas close to the earthquake include parts of Colorado, Utah and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The

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Sandra Lopez returns to her family after 10 months of living in sanctuary

August 22, 2018 — After 306 days of taking sanctuary in a parsonage belonging to Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist in Carbondale, Sandra Lopez was not deported back to her birthplace in Chihuahua, Mexico, but rather returned to her home in Silt on Tuesday night. “I am very, very happy,”

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Institute studying state’s wildfire-fighting efforts renews lease at Rifle Airport

August 21, 2018 — Rifle Garfield County Airport’s Center for Excellence, an independent research institute working to study the state’s wildfire-fighting efforts, will call Garfield County home for another 10 years. Airport Director Brian Condie and Center of Excellence Director Ben Miller went before the county commissioners earlier this

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After closure because of Lake Christine Fire, officials reopen Gypsum shooting range with new rules

August 20, 2018 — GYPSUM — In the immediate aftermath of the 12,500 Lake Christine fire in southwest Eagle County — which was ignited by civilian shooters using tracer rounds at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife gun range at Basalt — Gypsum officials decided it was prudent to temporarily

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One man killed, 2 people hurt when SUV goes over cliff near Pueblo

August 20, 2018 — PUEBLO — A 35-year-old man died and two others were injured when their SUV plunged 17-feet off a small cliff while they were four-wheeling in southern Colorado. The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred about 1:50 a.m. Monday near the Pueblo Motorsports Park.

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