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Vail, Beaver Creek opening early for 2018-19 season

November 12, 2018 — VAIL — With more than 4 feet of natural snowfall last week and cold temperatures helping with snowmaking conditions, Vail and Beaver Creek mountains will join other Colorado resorts in opening early for the 2018-19 season. Vail, originally slated to open Friday, Nov. 16, will

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Snowmass Village and Basalt have fire district levies passed

November 7, 2018 — Separate proposals by the fire districts of Basalt and Snowmass Village to adjust their mill levies to maintain current property tax revenue levels were approved by overwhelming margins by voters in Tuesday's election. Preliminary results showed the Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District ballot question

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Colorado Ballot Questions: Voters reject oil and gas setbacks

November 6, 2018 — Seeking to establish new setback restrictions between oil and gas operations and homes, Proposition 112 was shot down by Colorado voters on Tuesday as oil and gas facility statewide setbacks will remain 500 feet from residences. While the proposal received both widespread criticism and support

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Colorado Mountain College easily wins tax revenue proposal

November 6, 2018 — Western Colorado voters approved Colorado Mountain College's bid to adjust property tax rates during lean budget years in a ballot initiative Tuesday. Early results for the college's district — which includes Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Routt and Summit counties — showed the measure winning with

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Eagle County Commissioner: Jeanne McQueeney solidly wins re-election

November 6, 2018 — EDWARDS — As she entered the Eagle County Democrats' watch party in Edwards on Tuesday night supporters told District 3 county commissioner candidate Jeanne McQueeney that she had already won her re-election race. "I couldn't get my head around that. People were staying that to

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Steady snowfall allows Breckenridge, Keystone to open early for first time in almost 10 years

November 5, 2018 — The past week's parade of impressive snow storms here in the High Country have resulted in such promising conditions that Vail Resorts' two premier Summit County properties will open early, each for the first time in nearly a decade. Both Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone

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Skier causes avalanche in Summit County, able to self-rescue

November 4, 2018 — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is reporting the first case of a human caught in an avalanche in or around Summit County this season. The incident was minor, and the skier was unharmed and able to self-rescue. According to the CAIC's avalanche report, the incident

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Missing woman found deceased in Gore Creek in East Vail was local teacher

November 2, 2018 — VAIL — A Vail Valley woman was found dead in Gore Creek after she reportedly left a Halloween party and rode a bus to East Vail. Margo Taryn Khalili, 26, was last seen exiting a Vail bus at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Vail

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Colorado man pleads not guilty to taking fossils from conservation area

October 31, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — A 54-year-old Mesa County man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took fossils from the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area in western Colorado. A federal grand jury in Grand Junction last month returned a two-count indictment accusing Ricky Lee Armstrong

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Person ID’d in fatal crash near New Castle as Basalt resident

October 29, 2018 — Garfield County officials responded to a fatal car crash on County Road 240 near New Castle early Monday morning. Garfield County Coroner Rob Glassmire identified the driver who was killed as Eric Hiscutt, 44, a resident of Basalt. According to reports, Hiscutt's Ford Taurus went

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Flat Earthers to descend on Denver for conference

October 29, 2018 — The organizer of the upcoming Flat Earth International Conference to be hosted in Denver next month has a few things he wants to clarify. "We don't believe we're on a pancake flying through space," Robbie Davidson said. Instead, the flat Earth is stationary, and the

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Sports betting in Colorado? 2 state lawmakers ready to make push

October 28, 2018 — Two Colorado lawmakers want to take a gamble in 2019. A bipartisan duo think they can convince two-thirds of their colleagues and a majority of voters to legalize sports betting throughout the state. Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton is so sure it’s happening that he’s already

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Colorado’s anti-fracking ballot issue watched by Wyoming energy leaders

October 27, 2018 — CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Energy leaders in Wyoming are closely watching the fate of a Colorado ballot initiative that would severely limit fracking on non-federal land in that state. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Colorado-based opponents of the initiative warn it could drive jobs, capital and

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Colorado releases 5-year marijuana study on teen use, driving stats

October 26, 2018 — After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people

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Public debates what to do with Sutey Ranch at Carbondale open house

October 25, 2018 — Advocates for wildlife, mountain bike enthusiasts, equestrians and ranchers are clambering to have a say in what happens to a coveted new parcel of public land just north of Carbondale. The 557-acre Sutey Ranch, which the Bureau of Land Management acquired through a land swap

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Seven Coloradans come close to $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot

October 24, 2018 — One number was all that separated seven Colorado lottery hopefuls from a near-record Mega Millions windfall Tuesday night as major winners in the state pocketed $170,000 in prizes. The jackpot swelled to a monstrous $1.537 billion ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing, which was ultimately won

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Colorado ethics commission to investigate Gov. Hickenlooper’s travel

October 23, 2018 — It looks like Gov. John Hickenlooper will get an unwanted goodbye gift — an ethics investigation into allegations that he received thousands of dollars worth of gifts that were not disclosed — as he fills out the final months of his eight-year term as Colorado's top executive.

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Colorado’s annual pot sales top $1 billion in record time

October 23, 2018 — Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division. It’s the earliest point in any of

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Bear in Grand County does $4k in damage to car’s interior in just minutes

October 22, 2018 — Not long before the sun rose over the Continental Divide last Monday morning, Wanda Wunderlich was at her home in the Winter Park Highlands when she heard some noise from outside. “We heard the horn honk,” Wunderlich explained. “That is what got us up to

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Swastikas spray painted on Summit County sheriff’s campaign posters

October 22, 2018 — Members of the Summit County community woke up shocked Sunday to find an already-contentious sheriff race had reached a low point overnight with an act of vandalism. Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, a Democrat, is seeking re-election this November against Republican Derek Woodman. The race

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