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Navajo Nation, EPA question plan to open land near Great Sand Dunes for oil, gas drilling

May 25, 2018 — The federal government's push to open some of Colorado's most pristine and delicate high country — near two sacred Navajo mountains and touching the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness — to oil and gas drilling has hit turbulence. The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Bureau of Land Management

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Bear killed after being hit by car on Interstate 70 near Genesee Park

May 23, 2018 — A woman was injured when she hit a bear while driving east on Interstate 70 in Jefferson County just south of Genesee Park on Wednesday morning, officials said. The woman was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries after the crash that happened near

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Bald eagle killed in northern Colorado; state investigating

May 21, 2018 — PLATTEVILLE (AP) — A protected bald eagle has been fatally shot in northern Colorado, and state wildlife officers are investigating. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said Monday a landowner found the eagle dead on May 10 about 14 miles east of Platteville and 45 miles north

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Father of missing Steamboat Springs man: ‘Help us bring him home’

May 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It's been a frustrating 14 days for family members, friends, volunteers and members of the Steamboat Springs Police Department as they continue to search for missing Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters. "It literally breaks our heart. Every day we are talking to the

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Yampa, Elk rivers have reached peak flows for the season barring heavy rains

May 17, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Unless the forecasted rain showers this weekend turn into thunderstorms and heavy rain, the Yampa and Elk rivers have likely reached their seasonal peak flows for the season, according to the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. “I think the main

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High speed chase west of Gypsum ends with suspect in river, recovery via helicopter

May 17, 2018 — GYPSUM — A man who thought jumping into the Eagle River was a viable plan to flee from law enforcement officials Wednesday morning, May 16, ended up regretting that decision. Wednesday night he was in custody and in the hospital after his ill advised escape

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Momenta addiction recovery center in Glenwood specializes in treating women, mothers

May 14, 2018 — Mandy Owensby says she spent ample time trying to control her drinking, but it wasn’t working. One morning she says she woke up feeling “invisible,” and on that morning, she heard a little voice in her head that said she deserved a better life. “So

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Colorado girl seriously injured in bear attack outside home near Grand Junction

May 13, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — A 5-year-old Colorado girl is hospitalized with serious injuries after she was attacked by a bear outside her home. The attack happened early Sunday near Grand Junction. The girl’s mother told state wildlife officers that her daughter went outside to investigate

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Vail’s first patrol dog Henry undergoes stem cell therapy in Gypsum

May 11, 2018 — When Chris Reeder took Henry out fishing earlier this year — one of Vail’s first patrol dog’s favorite spring activities — he noticed time catching up with his old friend. Henry is retired, anyways, and will turn 11 years old in July. Struggling with his

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Two Summit County moose incidents solved; third under investigation

May 9, 2018 — Officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife have identified two people shown in a video and a photo either approaching or feeding moose in Frisco, thanks to tips from the public, according to the agency. The two incidents happened over the weekend and quickly went viral

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Steamboat Springs man still missing after two weeks

May 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It’s been a frustrating 14 days for family members, friends, volunteers and members of the Steamboat Springs Police Department as they continue to search for missing Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters. “It literally breaks our heart. Every day we are talking to the

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife trying to identify man who chased an angry moose in Frisco

May 7, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public to help identify a man who was photographed standing a few feet away from an angry moose in Frisco on Friday afternoon. A passing driver saw a man chase the moose onto the median in the middle of

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From bust to potential boom: Grand Valley population rising

May 6, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — Architect John Sisco and his wife, Pam, are among the most recent arrivals to the Grand Valley in what some say appears to be a population boomlet unlike others that have preceded it. Formerly an Atlanta-area resident, Sisco was looking for

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$7,500 reward now offered for whereabouts of missing Steamboat resident

May 4, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The reward has been increased to $7,500 for information leading to the whereabouts of 38-year-old Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters. Shelters was last seen during the early morning hours of April 24. Video surveillance shows him leaving Back Door Grill on Oak

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Search intensifies for missing Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters

May 2, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Search efforts have intensified, and a reward is now being offered for help to find Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters. On Tuesday, members of the Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue swift-water team found no signs of the 38-year-old after searching the Yampa River

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Crews keep 200-gallon acid spill from going into waterways near Vail Pass

May 1, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — A truck driver discovered his cargo trailer was leaking in the early-morning hours of Friday, April 27. That leak put about 200 gallons of hydrochloric acid on the ground but not into local waterways. The driver pulled the truck off the road

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Transportation, PERA among five huge issues Colorado lawmakers face in session’s final 10 days

April 29, 2018 — This session, more so than most years, Colorado lawmakers saved the best for last. With 10 days left in the 2018 session when lawmakers return Monday, the most significant pieces of legislation remain unresolved because of partisan differences — and the decisions to come will

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State revokes license for western Colorado uranium mill

April 29, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — State officials have revoked a radioactive materials license for a company proposing to build a mill to process uranium from local mines in western Colorado. The recent decision by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment came at the recommendation of

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Nonprofit agencies respond to claims of aiding homeless in Glenwood Springs

April 28, 2018 — Charitable organizations that provide services to the area's homeless and transient population are responding after concerns were raised by local elected officials and police that those very agencies may be part of the growing problem. At the April 19 Glenwood Springs City Council meeting, Mayor

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Colorado teachers push for more funding at state Capitol

April 26, 2018 — DENVER — Like other educators, special needs teacher Christina Courtney dips into her own pocket to pay for supplies like pencils and tissues for her suburban Denver classroom. But she has also spent $300 on phonics materials and another $300 on rocking chairs and rugs

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