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Immigrant Stories: 18 years to realize who she is, where she belongs

September 24, 2018 — Intro: Angeles (not her real name) came to the U.S. from Mexico. She came with her parents, and her older brother, and they eventually settled in the Roaring Fork Valley. For the next 18 years, the family did what so many other immigrant families have

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Torres column: Six tools to achieve weight loss

September 24, 2018 — Succeeding at weight loss is a lifestyle. And to make weight loss a lifestyle, you'll need tools to help you stick to your goals, tools that research has shown to be effective. Here are six tools that will help you to achieve healthy weight loss.

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Doctor’s Tip: Influenza can cause lost work and school days and even death — get your flu shot

September 24, 2018 — The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu shot by the end of October for everyone over the age of 6 months. Children under the age of 6 months should not receive flu shots, so it's particularly important that those children's care givers are

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Glenwood Springs city crews begin work on Three-Mile Creek shoreline project

September 24, 2018 — The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will begin restoration work Monday along the Roaring Fork River at the confluence of Three Mile Creek. According to a news release from the city, the work will involve the addition of boulders to stabilize the shoreline in

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Comcast outage knocks out Roaring Fork Valley internet, some cell service

September 24, 2018 — An area-wide Comcast outage is affecting internet and cellular service from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Comcast officials said Monday morning they are actively working to address the problem, and estimated late morning for service to be back up. According to Comcast/Xfinity’s outage map, about 2,500

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Buettners’ ‘Blue Zones’ research reveals keys to longevity

September 23, 2018 — Do you think Garfield County, Colorado, is the healthiest place to live? Okinawa, Japan, has less cancer, heart disease and dementia than the U.S. And Okinawan women live longer than any other women in the world. Sardinia, Italy, has the highest concentration of male centenarians

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Photo: Rallying for the cause

September 23, 2018 — Hundreds of people, many in costumes, walked along the Glenwood Springs River Trail on Saturday morning as part of the Peyton's Parade portion of Valley View Hospital's Rally the Valley event. The annual event raises funds for integrative therapy services offered to patients of Valley

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Tackling climate change to be key talking point at UN summit

September 23, 2018 — BERLIN — With global temperatures rising, superstorms taking their deadly toll and a year-end deadline to firm up the Paris climate deal, leaders at this year's U.N. General Assembly are feeling a sense of urgency to keep up the momentum on combating climate change. That's

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Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

September 23, 2018 — BLADENBORO, N.C. — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina,

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Senzatela, Rockies maintain playoff hopes, beat Arizona 5-1

September 22, 2018 — PHOENIX — Antonio Senzatela allowed three hits in seven strong innings and the Colorado Rockies kept pace in their playoff push with a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. The Rockies entered the game 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Los Angeles

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Super Seniors Pt. 4: Glenn Vawter voted top Super Senior by PI readers

September 22, 2018 — Editor's note: The Glenwood Springs Post Independent concludes its four-week-long series of Sunday profiles on the "Super Seniors" of Garfield County aged 80 and older who were nominated online by readers earlier this summer as part of our Longevity Project. — Glenn Vawter – Colorado

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Sextiped Valley column: Street dog study — the cost of being adopted as pets

September 21, 2018 — A recent article by one of my favorite writers on pet health and behavior, Dr. Karen Becker, recounted a new study comparing the personality and behavior of pet dogs on the island of Bali to that of their free-roaming counterparts. The study is interesting in

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Crews get upper hand on Indian Pass Fire in Flat Tops Wilderness

September 21, 2018 — UPDATE 9/23: Crews have reached 100 percent containment on the Indian Pass Fire burning in remote eastern Garfield County in the Flat Tops Wilderness. On Saturday, two hotshot crews and 11  smokejumpers were successful in containing all spot fires. Two helicopters were to continue to assist

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Forest closure lifted for Cache Creek Fire area Friday

September 21, 2018 — The Rifle Ranger District of the White River National Forest will lift the Cache Creek Fire emergency area closure, effective Friday, and reopen popular hunting areas and trails. “Much of the burned area has cooled, but there is still minimal fire activity in the vicinity

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Immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

September 20, 2018 — NEW YORK — A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share. But for

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Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

September 20, 2018 — OXFORD, Pa. — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer

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Persistent dry conditions bring return of Garfield County fire restrictions

September 20, 2018 — UPDATE: Forest Service, BLM join in reinstating fire restrictions  Due to lack of moisture, increasingly dry fuel conditions, and an uptick in wildfire activity, the White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Valley Field Office will reinstate Stage 1 fire

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Photo: Fall colors popping up the Pan

September 20, 2018 —

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Fire restrictions returning to Garfield County Friday

September 20, 2018 — Fire restrictions are being reinstated Friday and into the weekend for all of Garfield County, as bone dry conditions persist and precipitation has once again become scarce headed into autumn. The first-stage restrictions will apply in all six municipalities and the unincorporated private and state

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Wanna go to Hanging Lake Saturday? Gotta volunteer

September 19, 2018 —

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