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Colorado regulatory panel changes oil and gas school setback requirement

December 18, 2018 — Colorado's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission on Tuesday addressed concerns many throughout the state had regarding the proximity between oil and gas operations and schools, as school setback requirements were updated following a hearing in Denver. As oil and gas setback requirements continue to shape

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Share your Christmas traditions with Post Independent readers

December 18, 2018 — The Glenwood Springs Post Independent is soliciting stories from area readers about any Christmas holiday traditions that you're willing to share. These stories will be included as part of a story to run in the Christmas day, Dec. 25, edition of the paper and online.

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Skier-snowboarder Ledecka upset with worlds schedules

December 18, 2018 — SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — Skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka will not be able to follow up her dual sport gold-medal performances at the Pyeongchang Olympics with a similar haul of world titles this season. That's because the schedule won't allow it, and she's not happy

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Stuhec wins after giving up on Olympic dream due to injury

December 18, 2018 — SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy — It was just about a year ago when Ilka Stuhec gave up on her dream of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Coming off a career season that included a gold medal in the downhill at the world championships and

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League’s most aggressive coach backs down at critical time

December 18, 2018 — DENVER — Just six days after needling his quarterback for not being aggressive enough, Broncos coach Vance Joseph found Denver's season on the brink and his job on the line. He backed down. Trailing the Browns by four points in the waning minutes and facing

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Glenwood Middle School learns about Colorado River conservation

December 18, 2018 — Parents and family members were on hand Monday evening as Glenwood Springs Middle School sixth-grade students presented research and work projects related to the Colorado River conservation. Nature photographer Pete Mcbride, whose series on the Colorado River is currently exhibited at the school, spoke during

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Firefighters rescue dog from icy pond

December 18, 2018 — HAYDEN — West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters didn't battle flames Sunday. Instead, they took on the ice, rescuing a family dog that had fallen into a frozen pond. At 3:10 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to Dry Creek Park in Hayden, where a dog was

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State Sen. Randy Baumgardner, accused of sexual harassment, is retiring

December 18, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Garfield County’s representative in the Colorado Senate, Randy Baumgardner, who survived an expulsion vote following allegations of sexual harassment earlier this year, is retiring. KCNC-TV in Denver reports Sen. Baumgardner, who lives in the Hot Sulphur Springs area and whose northwestern Colorado Senate district

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Photo: Adjusting for the wind

December 17, 2018 —

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Glenwood has a ‘$55 million problem,’ and possible tax solution

December 17, 2018 — City of Glenwood Springs officials, with input from the Glenwood Chamber Resort Association's Community on the Move committee, are debating the feasibility of a streets sales tax ballot question next April as part of the regular municipal election. On Monday, Glenwood Springs' Financial Advisory Board

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Return to Good Health column: Benefits of oxygen therapy

December 17, 2018 — Have you ever noticed the uneasy feeling you get when traveling from a lower elevations to higher elevations? Or, have you experienced such things as less energy, more fatigue, restless sleep and, not to mention, increase severity of hangover symptoms? The reason for this is

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Doctor’s Tip: Tips for converting to a plant-based diet, part 1

December 17, 2018 — The information in this column comes from my wife, Kathy, who is a retired nurse practitioner and an excellent cook. She developed a handout to give to people who want to make the transition to plant-based nutrition. When people want to make this move, it's

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GarCo commissioners fear flooding from Lake Christine burn area

December 17, 2018 — The Lake Christine fire in July threatened numerous homes and properties in Eagle and Pitkin counties, but Garfield County leaders are concerned the lower Roaring Fork Valley is also in danger of flooding. The Forest Service reported on the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) efforts

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Air monitoring data in Battlement Mesa shows no health risk

December 17, 2018 — Air-quality monitoring near oil and gas operations in Battlement Mesa continues to show concentrations of potentially harmful below long-term health risk guidelines established by state and federal agencies, according to a Garfield County public health report to county commissioners on Monday. "We have a clean

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Haims column: Tips to safeguard your medicines during holidays

December 17, 2018 — For many people, the holiday season means extra visits with family and friends, creating fun memories, sharing traditions and enjoying the warm glow of family. With all the decorating and activities, it's easy to let safety slip off your to-do list. But this is an

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Guest commentary: What 10,000 miles on the road has taught me

December 17, 2018 — When I became regional administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration, I never would have imagined the many positive experiences and challenges I've experienced during my visits across the Rocky Mountain Region. Twelve months, six states, and nearly 10,000 miles later, I have taken the

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Carbondale author explores if his heroes committed fraud or feat on Denali

December 17, 2018 — Carbondale mountaineer and author Jon Waterman first set foot on North America's highest peak in 1976, then immersed himself in the following decades in all things Denali. He has studied its expansive features and various climbing routes. He has spent extensive time on its slopes

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Letter: State highway needs a concern

December 17, 2018 — I am writing about my concerns for our lack of funding for CDOT, and what we can do to fix it. I have chosen this policy for my civics project in Mr. Smith's class at GSHS. In order for them to fix our crumbling roads

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Letter: Glacier’s 168-year retreat

December 17, 2018 — Carbondale reporter Scott Condon's article in both the Aspen Times and the Glenwood Post Independent of Dec. 7 titled, "Stunning images tell climate change story," shows two photos of Tibet's famous Ronguk Glacier, one in 1921 and one in 2007. The receding of this glacier

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Skier dies after Sunday crash at Breckenridge Ski Resort

December 17, 2018 — A 21-year-old skier died at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Sunday, succumbing to injuries suffered while at Breckenridge Ski Resort earlier that day. The individual has been identified as Daniel Giger, a University of Colorado Boulder student and native of Newport Beach, Calif. who

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