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GPS steers detoured I-70 motorists on wrong winter route to Ruedi Reservoir

February 20, 2018 — EAGLE — Just because a GPS system recommends it, doesn’t mean it’s the right way to travel. The staff at Sylvan Lake State Park near Eagle highlighted this fact with a recent case in point. When motorists along Interstate 70 initiate a search for the

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Rare, dangerous conditions spur avalanche warning for Aspen backcountry

February 19, 2018 — An avalanche warning has been issued for the Aspen-area backcountry until 5 p.m. today by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. "Very dangerous avalanche conditions" were expected to develop with the arrival of a strong storm, the center said Monday. "Human-triggered avalanches are very likely at

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Space defense center in Colorado begins 24-hour operations

February 19, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS — The National Space Defense Center at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado is now in full operation. The center, which last year was operating with borrowed troops, has begun operating 24 hours a day with a staff of 230. The Gazette reports that its

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Mikaela Shiffrin opts out of downhill at Pyeongchang Olympics

February 19, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mikaela Shiffrin said late Monday that she would not compete in Wednesday's downhill. After the alpine combined was moved from Friday to Thursday due to weather, Shiffrin would have been racing on consecutive days. "As much as I wanted to compete

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Aspen-area avalanche danger expected to spike with next storm

February 18, 2018 — An avalanche watch has been forecast for the Aspen-area mountains until Tuesday morning because of another strong winter storm barreling toward the Elk Mountains. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center anticipates a "high" avalanche danger above, near and below tree line in the Aspen zone starting

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Another winter storm expected to hit Aspen, Snowmass area Monday

February 18, 2018 — If you plan to travel Monday as part of the holiday weekend, expect difficult driving conditions because of snow and high winds, the National Weather Service said Sunday. The NWS Grand Junction office issued a winter weather advisory for areas including Aspen, Snowmass and Vail

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Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand ‘Why?’

February 16, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders “what happens next?” and finds out. For example, he wanted to know whether ski racers switching from skinny slalom skis to fat skis for overall skiing affected their race

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Glenwood Springs may backtrack on South Midland design

February 15, 2018 — If Glenwood Springs City Council goes for anything near a $10 million rebuild of South Midland Avenue, Mayor Michael Gamba says he's done lobbying for state and federal funding to build the South Bridge project. "We can't spend stupid money, and we can get this

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Assault, harassment trial begins: Man allegedly left dozens of profane messages on victim’s voicemail

February 15, 2018 — EAGLE — An assault and harassment trial involving a former Eagle County couple began, ironically, on Valentine’s Day. "Today may be Valentine's Day, but this is not a love story. It's a story about a romance that went horribly wrong," Prosecutor Cathleen Noone said in

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Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin wins gold in her first race of Pyeongchang Olympics

February 14, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The sun finally came out, and Mikaela Shiffrin was more than ready to kick off her Olympics. After days of delays due to windy and snowy weather, Shiffrin took gold in the giant slalom Thursday, winning her second career Olympic medal

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Ex-Silt cop gets 45 days jail time, 5 years probation for insurance fraud

February 14, 2018 — A former Silt police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 45 days in the Garfield County Jail and five years supervised probation after pleading guilty in December to felony insurance fraud. Ex-police Cpl. Michael Taylor, 49, will not go to prison, however, receiving a suspended five-year

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The pine beetle has devastated Colorado’s forests, but dead wood supply presents opportunity

February 14, 2018 — Over the past few decades, the mountain pine beetle has devastated a fifth of all Colorado forestland. Summit, Eagle and Grand counties were among the hardest hit, with thousands of acres of forest wiped out. But opportunity has arisen from their ashen remains, as local

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Garfield County supports Roan-area drilling plan

February 8, 2018 — The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners signed a letter in support of Terra Energy’s proposed plan for the Balzac Gulch Phase II project, while noting concerns about visual impacts. “This letter is well-written and I think it expresses our concerns about visual impact and

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County officials back drilling plan for western Colorado

February 6, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — County officials are backing Terra Energy Partners’ plan to drill 63 natural gas wells on the slopes of the Roan Plateau, but they sought assurances that the visual impacts of the western Colorado project are minimized. The Daily Sentinel reports Garfield County commissioners on

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New medical imaging center to raise competition bar in Glenwood Springs

February 6, 2018 — A new medical imaging center that’s slated to open in Glenwood Springs this spring looks to expand options for customers who have private insurance, or who are able to pay out of pocket and want to do some price shopping. Construction at the new Compass

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Teenager runs for Montezuma mayor

February 5, 2018 — Fixed to the fridge at 18-year-old Benjamin Goff’s home where he lives with his mom and stepfather is a hand-drawn campaign poster with block letters reading: “Vote Goff Mayor — Make Montezuma Great Again.” “That was more of a joke,” the high school senior quickly

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Powderhorn resort near Grand Junction cuts days for conditions

February 5, 2018 — A Colorado ski resort is cutting back its schedule because of a lack of snow. Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction announced Sunday that it will only be open from Thursday to Sunday each week to make the best use of

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Glenwood Springs agrees to sell old library to YouthZone

February 5, 2018 — The city of Glenwood Springs has agreed to sell the former library building to YouthZone, clearing the way for the youth advocacy organization to secure a permanent home in the downtown core. City Council members voted 3-2 at their Thursday meeting to accept the $900,000

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Injured snowmobiler rescued from Rabbit Ears Pass during blizzard

February 4, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers braved blizzard conditions Saturday to rescue an injured snowmobiler on Rabbit Ears Pass. The Search and Rescue members were called to help the 62-year-old Kremmling man at about 4:15 p.m. “When we got up there, the

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Pulling one over on Old Man Winter at midvalley’s Rock Bottom Ranch

February 3, 2018 — The farmers at Rock Bottom Ranch have pulled one over on Old Man Winter. Winter usually gets the best of growers in the Roaring Fork Valley, even when they use greenhouses, because natural light dips below 10 hours per day. It's called the Persephone period

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