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Garfield County crews battle fire

May 30, 2017 — Several Garfield County fire agencies battled a range fire Sunday evening on County Road 311, which is south of Silt. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page said around 9 p.m. that crews would battle what’s left of the fire this morning. At around 9 p.m. Sunday, […]

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Two climbers rescued after all-night mission on Quandary Peak

May 29, 2017 — Quandary Peak was the scene of an all-night mission to rescue two climbers. The men had ascended via the West Ridge route but, because of snow conditions, had become stranded about 300 feet below the summit. The Summit County Rescue Group was notified of the […]

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Summer hordes hit Hanging Lake ahead of changes

May 29, 2017 — Ascending from a packed parking lot on the holiday weekend that kicks off summer, visitors huffed up the rocky, mile-long Hanging Lake Trail armed with cameras, GoPros and selfie sticks. By 9 a.m. Saturday the messaging sign at the interstate exit read that the parking […]

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Roundup River Ranch lets sick kids feel like kids

May 29, 2017 — Summer camp: What kid hasn't dreamed about going? The great American camp experience is often considered a rite of passage, one that not only exposes young people to adventurous activities and new friends but one that gives them a first taste of freedom away from […]

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Paving work hits Midland, downtown

May 29, 2017 — Crews have completed mill and fill operations on U.S. 6 and are paving the downtown detour route and Midland Avenue this week. The paving project is anticipated to be complete in mid-June. As crews move into the downtown area (Eighth and Ninth streets) and Midland […]

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Doctor’s Tip: How to keep your skin healthy

May 29, 2017 — Many people are in denial about what their arteries look like, but it's hard to be in denial about what your skin looks like. Americans spend billions of dollars every year on anti-aging skin products. Botox injections and cosmetic plastic surgery account for billions more. […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Taking baby steps across a stage

May 28, 2017 — Throw those graduation caps in the air, seniors. If you're among the 3.5 million high school graduates this year, you deserve big congratulations. You too, parents. Your job is practically done. Or is it? If we think our kids are almost ready to be on […]

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Big O works to keep I-70 clean

May 28, 2017 — Big O Tires has partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Adopt-a-Highway Program to help keep Colorado beautiful by picking up litter on our highways. On Saturday, May 27, the Big O Tires Frisco team cleaned up 2 miles of Interstate 70 near […]

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Roaring Fork Valley gets prevention grant

May 28, 2017 — Community Health Initiatives (CHI), a private nonprofit whose mission is to promote healthy behavior by sponsoring workplace and community programs and providing outpatient counseling for youth and adults, has been awarded a five-year grant by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This grant […]

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2017 car shows you don’t want to miss

May 28, 2017 — If you enjoy everything motor vehicle, including classics, collectibles and even motorcycles, car shows are a great way to spend time outdoors and feed your interest. If you have a classic of your own, you can enter it in a show and show it off […]

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American Airlines will have daily air service from Dallas to Eagle County

May 28, 2017 — GYPSUM — Starting Friday, another daily-service option will be available into and out of Eagle County Regional Airport — for the next 10 months. The EGE Air Alliance — a nonprofit group dedicated to building service to the airport — this week announced a deal […]

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Displaced teacher situation still shaking out in Roaring Fork Schools

May 28, 2017 — A handful of teachers who were displaced or had their contracts non-renewed due in part to enrollment shifts to the new elementary/middle Riverview School in Glenwood Springs are still actively seeking new positions within the district, according to the latest update provided to the Roaring […]

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Education Briefs

May 28, 2017 — Gabrielle Partch places third in essay contest Gabrielle Partch placed third within the Colorado Mountain District for the Elks National Americanism Essay Contest. She was honored May 8 in Mr. Buirgy's eighth-grade classroom at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Kathy Yost, exalted ruler of the Glenwood […]

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Frontier Museum home now on city’s ‘landmarks’ list

May 27, 2017 — A Colonial-style house dating to the early part of the 20th century that has been home to much of Glenwood Springs' archived history for the past 45 years has itself been given the official historic local landmark stamp by the city. Glenwood City Council recently […]

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Man found dead in Maroon Lakes area was from Arizona

May 27, 2017 — A man found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area was from Arizona, the Pitkin County coroner’s office said Monday morning. The body of Jeffrey Bushroe, 27, of Tucson, was found just past 7 a.m. Saturday by another hiker who […]

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Junk wanted: ‘American Pickers’ to film in Colorado

May 27, 2017 — Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team plan to film episodes of the hit series "American Pickers" in Colorado in July. "American Pickers" is a History Channel documentary series that explores the world of antique "picking." It follows Wolfe and Fritz, two of the most […]

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SWAT team called to armed standoff in Silverthorne

May 27, 2017 — A SWAT team responded to a report of an armed individual barricaded in a residence Saturday afternoon in Silverthorne. According to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff's Office, deputies initially responded to a harassment call at approximately 4:53 p.m. A suspect then reportedly […]

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Message to Grand Valley HS grads: Don’t be average

May 27, 2017 — Families, friends and colleagues of 64 graduating seniors came together for Saturday's commencement at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Class-nominated commencement speaker Sam McLeod, an English teacher at the school, praised students' accomplishments and encouraged them as they faced the future of adulthood. "Whatever […]

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Mussel-contaminated boats threaten CO waters

May 27, 2017 — The aggressive aquatic nuisance species inspection program operated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife has been successful in keeping quagga and zebra mussels out of the state. Waters in several surrounding states, however, are infested with mussels and that is a serious problem for Colorado. So […]

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Guest opinion: The path is clear for Crystal Valley trail

May 27, 2017 — Many of us are excited about the upcoming plans to extend the Crystal Valley trail from the KOA campground to the top of McClure Pass. Impetus for this project has come from Gov. Hickenlooper's inclusion of this project in his recent trails program "16 in […]

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