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Crews battle Vail Valley’s Red Canyon II fire to a standstill

July 10, 2018 — WOLCOTT — Crews battled the Red Canyon II Fire to a standstill Monday, July 9. Eagle County’s latest wildfire was 26 acres Monday morning and was still 26 acres Monday evening. The fire was reported to be 30 percent contained as of 5 p.m. Monday,

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Evacuees return home after firefighters contain Golf Course blaze near Grand Lake

July 2, 2018 — The flames have died out on the Golf Course Fire near Grand Lake and evacuees have returned to their homes but despite the seemingly peaceful visage local fire officials are still warning of danger in the area and are stressing the need to keep the

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Crews hope to have Golf Course Fire 100 percent contained by end of Saturday

June 30, 2018 — Agencies will be working throughout the day Saturday to transition management of the Golf Course Fire back to Grand Lake Fire Protection District. The fire is currently 70 percent contained with an anticipated 100 percent containment by end of the day, according to the Grand

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Fire near Sweetwater Lake northeast of Glenwood Springs, crews on scene

June 29, 2018 — A fire burning northeast of Glenwood Springs has caused a closure between Shingle Peak trail and Turret Peak trail, according a press release Friday afternoon from the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit. The fire was first reported around 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, and crews

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Golf Course fire near Grand Lake still active, causes evacuations

June 29, 2018 — Fire mitigation efforts continued early Friday morning as the Golf Course Fire northwest of Grand Lake kept burning overnight. Evacuees of the fire were not permitted to return to their homes last night and a timeline for that is still uncertain, according to EMS Chief Ray Jennings.

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Update: Sugarloaf Fire in Grand County burns 900 acres and growing

June 29, 2018 — The Sugarloaf Fire bared its teeth toward Summit County overnight, ballooning to 900-acres, according to Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, who also serves as the county's wildfire warden. As of now, Summit County isn't considered to be in imminent danger. The blaze, located near Henderson Mill south

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White River National Forest, Pitkin County increase fire bans to Stage II; no campfires of any kind

June 29, 2018 — The White River National Forest is moving to Stage II fire restrictions effective immediately for the more than 2 million acres it covers, joining a growing number of agencies including Pitkin County to tighten the fire rules going into the Fourth of July holiday. The

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Sugarloaf Fire grows to 900 acres in Grand County by Thursday night

June 28, 2018 — Updated at 9:40 p.m.: The Sugarloaf Fire is burning 4.5 miles from Summit County and was between 800-900 acres by Thursday night. It is in a remote area of the Williams Fork drainage about 13 miles southwest of Fraser, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Diane Mitsch Bush wins Democratic primary, will face Scott Tipton in 3rd Colorado’s Congressional District

June 26, 2018 — Rep. Scott Tipton, the Republican incumbent representing Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, now knows who he will face off against in the Nov. 6 general election: former state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush. All three Democratic campaigns eagerly awaited the returns once the clock struck 7 p.m.

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Carbondale man set for spring trial on child sex charges in Kansas City

June 26, 2018 — A Carbondale man who allegedly traveled to Missouri in May to have sex with a 7-year-old girl is set for trial next spring in federal court. Ryan Mausner, 42, appeared Tuesday morning in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays in Kansas City in a

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Polis, Stapleton to face off for Colorado governor’s seat

June 26, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s primary delivered a left-versus-Trump showdown for this year’s gubernatorial elections, with Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis squaring off against Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton for a seat that Republicans haven’t held in this purple state in more than a decade. The

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Glenwood Springs murder suspect held on $1 million bond

June 25, 2018 — A Glenwood Springs homeless man charged with the murder of acquaintance Keith Wayne will be held in the Garfield County Jail on $1 million bond. The suspect, Trevor David Torreyson, 42, faces life in prison or possibly the death penalty for the beating death of

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Buffalo Mountain Fire investigation underway in Summit County; officials tell hikers to stay away

June 18, 2018 — Fire crews from around Summit County are breathing a little easier this week after some much needed rainfall this weekend helped to douse the Buffalo Fire. The county downgraded the fire danger to moderate on Monday, signaling a respite in the early weeks of wildfire

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Some Colorado primary ballots turned in for both parties, nullifying votes

June 18, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of ballots for this year’s primary elections in Colorado won’t be counted because some unaffiliated voters have not followed the rules. The Denver Post reports that unaffiliated voters can only send back a Republican or Democratic primary ballot — not both.

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Hickenlooper signs executive action barring Colorado resources from being used to separate immigrant families

June 18, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday took executive action barring any state resources from being used toward the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrants illegally crossing the bordering to the U.S. from their children — a decision that's unlikely to have widespread impacts, but which sends a

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Attorney general: Vail’s deal to buy New Hampshire ski area requires state approval

June 18, 2018 — NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — A public information session is set for Tuesday on a proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area by Vail Resorts. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday saying the deal can’t proceed without the approval

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Several staffers who left Denver Post forming new online news site

June 18, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Several staffers who left The Denver Post amid budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper’s New York-based hedge fund owners are forming a new online news site called The Colorado Sun. Co-founding editor Larry Ryckman, a former senior editor at The

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Kansas man’s body recovered from Steamboat Lake after he tried to swim after boat

June 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The body of a Kansas man who disappeared in Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon has been recovered. He was found shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man as 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas. Ryg

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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

June 18, 2018 — DURANGO (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire in

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Buffalo Mountain Fire evacuation lifted, residents return home as firefighters make progress to contain fire

June 14, 2018 — Residents of the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods came back to homes untouched by fire Thursday afternoon as an evacuation order for the Buffalo Mountain Fire was lifted and replaced with a pre-evacuation notice. As Summit County's first wildfire of the season entered its third

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