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Arapahoe Basin once again country’s first ski area to open, marking start of 2017-2018 season

October 15, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened to a crowd of thousands on Friday morning, becoming the first ski area in the country to open full-time and marking the start of a season featuring new expansions and upgrades at resorts statewide. As 9 a.m. approached, the lift

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Looking for a shoulder-season escape? Here are 5 small-town getaways in northern Colorado

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Things tend to quiet down a bit during the shoulder season. Is it too quiet for your liking? If you're feeling adventurous, here are a few places just north of Eagle County to get out and go explore. Yampa Where: Southern Routt County;

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Help sought to locate Rangely man, missing since late September

October 15, 2017 — The Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office is asking for help to locate a missing man. Peter Christian Ruffner, 66, of Rangely, was reported missing Oct. 8. Ruffner is a white male, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and about 220 pounds. Ruffner has not been seen

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Sage grouse review prioritizes state input, economic, energy concerns

October 15, 2017 — The swing of the political pendulum has thrust the greater sage grouse back in the national spotlight this year, as federal agencies reassess the hard-won, Obama-era sage grouse protection plans. The plans were finalized by the Bureau of Land Management in 2015 after years of collaboration,

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A bear in Steamboat Springs is targeting unlocked cars, and it’s working

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Residents in a Steamboat Springs neighborhood are on alert for a bear that has been targeting their cars. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is aware of the issue. "Everyone needs to remember to lock their vehicles and the main level doors and windows,"

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Vail Resorts executive leaves for new role at Steamboat Ski Area

October 15, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ski industry veteran and hospitality executive Rob Spence has been named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s new vice president of food and beverage. Before joining the Steamboat Springs team, Spence was the vice president of mountain dining for Vail Resorts, based in

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Veteran Army combat medic sprung into action when teenage girl fell from fourth-floor hotel balcony in Glenwood Springs

October 15, 2017 — Brandon Murphy had just married his wife, Dana, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs on Saturday. The Denver natives had decided to stay in Glenwood Springs for a couple days for a “mini honeymoon.” When they checked out of their penthouse Tuesday morning, the

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Steamboat triathlete dies from rattlesnake bite

October 9, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 31-year-old Steamboat Springs endurance athlete who had just moved to Golden was killed Saturday after being bitten by a rattlesnake. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Hohs was about one and a half miles up from the Mount Galbraith

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BREAKING: Silverthorne man reported missing from Missouri Mountain

October 9, 2017 — A Summit County man hiking one of the state's 14,000-foot mountains in a nearby northwestern county was reported missing early Sunday morning when he failed to make it home the day before. Sheui Pako, 36, of Silverthorne, summited Missouri Mountain in the Collegiate Peaks near

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Man dies following Wednesday shooting at Bear Valley Inn in Craig

October 9, 2017 — CRAIG — One man is dead and his wife is in jail following a shooting Wednesday at Bear Valley Inn in Craig. The couple had been drinking heavily and “messing around” with a rifle — which they reportedly believed was not loaded — in their

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I-70 from Buffalo Herd Overlook to Morrison reopens after morning closure

October 9, 2017 — Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation closed a short segment of I-70 this morning, reopening the stretch shortly after 10 a.m.. CDOT closed both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 stretching from Buffalo Herd Overlook to the Morrison exit. An update on road

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Is Pitkin County’s namesake as questionable as Columbus Day?

October 8, 2017 — When Greg Poschman stumped for Pitkin County commissioner in the fall of 2016, the usual political topics of local concern surfaced — housing, transportation, the environment and so on. But one issue to emerge while he was on the campaign trail captured no attention during

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Tips to avoid collisions as Colorado’s wildlife are on move

October 8, 2017 — Colorado's wildlife viewing opportunities rival those of any other state, but they come with a cost. Drivers must be aware of what is out there, especially in the mountain regions and on the Western Slope. Colorado has seen an average of 3,300 reported wildlife collisions

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Four men arrested with 120 pounds of marijuana in Rifle, allegedly from a nearby mountain grow operation

October 8, 2017 — A regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere in the mountains. A Rifle police officer on patrol spotted an SUV

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Vail winter parking rates going up for the first time in years

October 8, 2017 — VAIL — Parking here is a limited commodity, but prices at the town's paid parking facilities has been unchanged for nearly a decade. That changes when the 2017-18 ski season begins Nov. 17. The Vail Town Council at its Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting approved parking

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October skiing on Loveland Pass (photo slideshow)

October 8, 2017 — On Tuesday morning, skiers and snowboarders trekked out to Loveland Pass for some early season fresh powder turns. Summit’s nearby ski area, Arapahoe Basin, received 19 inches of snow in two days as of last Monday morning. The conditions were cold enough for light snow

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Raid nets 2,700 marijuana plants in illegal growing operation near Redstone

October 1, 2017 — For the third time in five years, federal agencies have raided an illegal marijuana-growing operation in the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies began efforts Thursday to eradicate a pot patch in the Crystal Valley approximately

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Three die after hitting bear on I-70 near Rifle

September 29, 2017 — Seven individuals were in the SUV that struck a bear on Interstate 70 outside of Rifle early Friday morning. Three died. New Castle residents Kimberly Hernandez, 7, and her grandfather Eugenio Hernandez Altamirano, 63, were pronounced dead at the scene, confirmed Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.

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Arapahoe Basin, Loveland ski areas get an early start to snowmaking after favorable weekend weather

September 26, 2017 — Each year, there’s a friendly competition between the High Country's two highest ski areas, Summit County's Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and Loveland Ski Area, in Clear Creek County, over who will start snowmaking first. This year, it was a tie, and an early one at

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Weld Central officials deny reports of racism, Confederate flag display during football game

September 25, 2017 — A day after officials with Manual High School in Denver accused the Weld Central High School football team of using racial slurs during a game and displaying a Confederate flag, Weld Central officials denied the claims. The Confederate flag, flown during the game between the

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