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Lake Christine Fire tops 10,000 acres after burning through beetle-kill areas

July 22, 2018 — The Lake Christine Fire grew by more than 1,500 acres Saturday after moving into heavy beetle-kill areas and is at 10,406 acres, according to Sunday morning's update from the command team. The fire, which started July 3, was reported at 8,800 acres Saturday morning and continues

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Mountain Family column: Stay cool to prevent getting sick from high temperatures

July 21, 2018 — It's been baking hot in the Roaring and Eagle River valleys this summer. It's important to take steps to keep from getting too hot, because summer heat can be dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heat can make you sick

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Cancer survivors take a leap of faith

July 21, 2018 — Nancy Reinisch says her first cancer diagnosis was a surprise 12 years ago. She had always considered herself healthy, a non-drinker who had never smoked, an avid athlete who's about to compete in her 100th triathlon July 29. In the beginning of her recovery she

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Wildlife officials urge anglers to stay off lower Roaring Fork, Crystal rivers after 2 p.m.

July 21, 2018 — A voluntary fishing closure was implemented Friday on sections of the Roaring Fork, Crystal and Colorado rivers by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The agency is asking anglers to honor the closure from 2 p.m. to midnight until further notice. The closure affects the Roaring Fork

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Lake Christine Fire crews working most active section Saturday, extend fireline

July 21, 2018 — Crews are focusing Saturday on working the northwest corner of the Lake Christine Fire with numerous helicopter water drops after the fire grew to 8,800 acres after another "active day" Friday, officials said in an update Saturday morning. "Today, crews are working direct attacking that

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Two killed in rollover crash near Redstone ID’d as Longmont teens

July 21, 2018 — The two people killed Friday near Redstone in a single-vehicle rollover crash were identified Saturday as the 17-year-old driver, Edgar Lechuga, and front-seat passenger Oscar Gordillo, 19, both of Longmont. The 14-year-old boy who was in the backseat was airlifted to a Denver hospital, and

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Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen tells Aspen crowd ‘we have to fix’ immigration system

July 21, 2018 — Saying repeatedly that this country's immigration system and the laws that dictate separating children from their parents at the border are fundamentally flawed, the head of the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday in Aspen that she will do her best to meet a court-set

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New Basalt fire management team takes steps to sooth rattled nerves

July 21, 2018 — The new incident management team on the Lake Christine Fire cut fires lines as a precaution to protect residences in the lower Fryingpan Valley on Friday and sent additional personnel into the northern edge to stunt growth, officials said at a community meeting Friday night.

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Raymond John Bourg Jr.

July 21, 2018 — Raymond John Bourg Jr. left this earth July 11, 2018 with family at his side. Ray was born in Bridgeville Pennsylvania on Nov. 12, 1954 to Raymond John Bourg Sr. and Veronica Ewing Bourg. Ray is survived by his sister, Renee (Don) Bourg-Giarrusso, Brother Ed

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Sextiped Valley column: Choose pet food carefully

July 20, 2018 — Here we go again. Another maker of expensive, high quality dry dog and cat food loses its ethical bearings and prepares to sell out to one of the Big Four international makers of junk pet food. Champion Pet Foods (Orijen and Acana brands) are negotiating

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Carbondale-based summer camp for autistic children returns stronger

July 20, 2018 — Aside from the 1,000 families evacuated due to the Lake Christine Fire, Ascendigo Adventures Camp also was evacuated from their home base at Colorado Mountain College's Spring Valley campus early July 5. Ascendigo Autism Services is a Carbondale-based charitable nonprofit organization that offers summer sports

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Aspen Security Forum panelists analyze Trump’s affinity for Putin

July 20, 2018 — A panel of experts on Russia said Friday that President Donald Trump walked away from his summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin a weaker man. Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Nina Lvovna Khrushcheva, great-granddaughter of Nikita Krushchev, the former leader of the Soviet Union,

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Marble won’t allow BBQ smoker exemption during fire restriction

July 20, 2018 — Town of Marble officials on Thursday night discussed the possibility of allowing exemptions in some cases to the Stage 2 fire restrictions, as the ban on certain types of open burning, including charcoal or wood barbecue grills and smokers, heads to its third week. Members

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Lake Christine Fire grows to 8,315 acres; community meeting set for Friday night

July 20, 2018 — A public meeting to provide updates on the Lake Christine Fire is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday night as the Type 2 Incident Management Team took over the fire Friday morning. Officials said in a Friday morning update that that fire has grown to 8,315

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Yadloskis honored as Grand Marshals for this weekend’s Grand Valley Days

July 20, 2018 — John and Patty Yadloski of Parachute are being honored this weekend by the Grand Valley Parks Association as Grand Marshals for the 2018 Grand Valley Days. The weekend celebration takes place Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday. The Yadloskis’ story could very well be a saga

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Boy found after late-night search southwest of Carbondale

July 20, 2018 — Ten volunteers from Mountain Rescue Aspen spent Wednesday night searching for a 9-year-old boy missing along Thompson Creek near Carbondale, according to a news release. The boy was found uninjured after about an hour and a half by a member of his hiking party, the

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FBI director Christopher Wray maintains Russia a threat during Aspen event

July 20, 2018 — Remaining steadfast in his position that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. elections, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday night in Aspen that his "view has not changed" as President Donald Trump continues to rail against American intelligence. Russia was the first topic broached by NBC

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Health, safety, staffing concerns stack up for Glenwood Springs nursing home

July 19, 2018 — Marvin King says his father Tommy King fell on the way to the bathroom one day at Glenwood Springs Health Care. Both men say Tommy laid on the floor for about 30 minutes before he was finally able to pull himself back onto his bed.

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Lake Christine Fire grows nearly 800 acres, type 2 incident management team returning

July 19, 2018 — The explosive growth of the Lake Christine Fire on Wednesday and Thursday spurred the federal government to bring more resources and expertise back to the fray on Basalt Mountain. The management of the incident will be turned back over to a type 2 team, White

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Glenwood garden club selects business on Grand Avenue as Yard of the Month

July 19, 2018 — Glenwood Springs and Grand Avenue welcome our locals and our visitors every day to town and the Roaring Fork Valley. The Glenwood Springs Garden Club has been proactive in helping to make the main street through our town and our business corners more visually attractive.

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