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No growth on Sugarloaf Fire over weekend

July 15, 2018 — Grand County's Sugarloaf Fire has seen zero growth over the past few days and remains at 1,280 acres as of Sunday morning, according to an update from federal officials. While the size of the fire has not grown since late last week, when fire officials

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Warmer than normal water temperature is endangering trout across Colorado

July 15, 2018 — Colorado’s fish are in hot water. Low river flows and high water temperatures are endangering trout in rivers and streams across the state, and wildlife officials are urging anglers to fish early in the day and take their lines out when water warms in the

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Value of property threatened by Lake Christine Fire was $606.5 million

July 15, 2018 — The Lake Christine Fire threatened land and structures with an estimated actual value of $606.5 million, according to research by Eagle County government. The GIS department mapped the areas where mandatory evacuations were issued and calculated there were 1,323 structures. The actual value of the

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Three fires in Rio Blanco County reach 100 percent containment

July 15, 2018 — MEEKER — Northwest Incident Management Team 11 announced Saturday it will prepare to transition back into a local unit after the Fawn, Sprague and Smith fires were 100 percent contained by firefighters, according to a release from Bureau of Land Management. The Ridgetop Fire is

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Frisco Bay Marina closes boat ramp, gas dock due to low water

July 15, 2018 — Frisco Bay Marina is closing its boat ramp and gas dock at the end of day Friday due to low water. From this weekend onward, boaters will need to use Dillon Marina's dock for boat ramp and fuel needs. In an email to slip holders,

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Sugarloaf Fire continues slow growth over weekend

July 8, 2018 — Grand County's Sugarloaf Fire, located ion a remote segment US Forest Service land southwest of the town of Winter Park, continued its slow growth over the weekend. As of Sunday afternoon the fire was listed at 1,270 acres on the interagency information management website InciWeb.

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Residents, firefighters show strong emotions in wake of Golf Course Fire

July 1, 2018 — "This can't be happening," said Sara Moran, recalling her thoughts when she was forced to evacuate her home Thursday afternoon due to the Golf Course Fire near Grand Lake. "This is unreal." Less than 30 yards from the back door of Moran's home, the ground

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Middle Park fishing report: Rainbows plentiful in the evenings

June 25, 2018 — For the week of June 25. Lake Granby: Rainbows are up in the shallow bays eating bugs in the evenings. A small spoon or fly cast to rises will elicit bites. During the day powerbait and worms fished near the bottom should catch a few fish.

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Grand County welcomes thousands of cyclists for last three days of epic Ride the Rockies tour (with video)

June 13, 2018 — Thousands of bicyclists made the grueling 93.8-mile trek today from Steamboat Springs to Grand Lake as part of the landmark Ride the Rockies cycling tour. Wednesday marked day four of the annual High Country biking event as approximately 1,900 riders pedaled their way across Grand

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Denver’s Winter Olympics exploratory committee recommends Colorado bid for the games

June 3, 2018 — Denver’s Olympic exploratory committee has recommended that the city and state pursue a Winter Olympics bid in 2030. The move surprised few, will inevitably rile some and still leaves unanswered questions about the logistics for such an enormous endeavor. However, the committee did recommend that

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Fourth edition of popular Grand County hiking guide released last week

May 20, 2018 — Hiking Grand County, Colorado, a hiking guide that many local residents consider the preeminent guide to trail hiking in Middle Park, has just released the newest edition of the popular book. The fourth edition of the hiking guide went on sale last week at multiple

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U.S. Forest Service announces White River National Forest campgrounds openings

May 20, 2018 — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that many campgrounds in the White River National Forest are open for the season as of May 18. However, some open later in the season depending on weather and conditions. For a complete list of campgrounds in the forest,

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With changes to inspection rules, boating season begins Friday at Green Mountain Reservoir

May 19, 2018 — There will be changes to boat inspection rules as boating season begins Friday morning out on Green Mountain Reservoir between Silverthorne and Kremmling. After the reservoir tested positive last fall for larva of the invasive species “quagga mussel veligers,” inspections and decontaminations for boats entering

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Lady Panthers lose to Longhorns in overtime heartbreaker, 3-2

May 9, 2018 — The Middle Park Panthers' season came to an end on Wednesday afternoon after a hard-fought overtime loss to the Basalt Longhorns, 3-2. The Longhorns are scheduled to play the third seeded Kent Denver Sun Devils on May 12. It was a swift exit from the

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Panthers baseball lose four straight to end season

May 8, 2018 — The Middle Park Panthers Baseball Club struggled to close out the regular season this week, dropping their last four games to finish the year at 8-10. The Panthers were unable to ride the high provided by Jacob Smith's no-hitter last week, losing to The Academy,

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Lady Panthers advance to playoffs, to take on Basalt Longhorns Wednesday

May 8, 2018 — The Lady Panther's seven-game-winning streak was snapped late last week after losing a pair of games to the Roaring Fork Rams, 2-0, and the Aspen Skiers, 2-0. Still, the Panthers are playoff bound after an impressive regular season that saw them go 9-6 and finish

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Prices hike for Green Mountain Reservoir camping

May 7, 2018 — The U.S. Forest Service has announced that Green Mountain Reservoir along with a few other campgrounds will be operated and maintained by the forestwide campground concessionaire, White River Recreation, beginning this summer. USFS will also be raising rates for campgrounds this summer. Pricing for all

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Mary Jane Territory closes ending Grand County 2017/2018 ski season

May 6, 2018 — Grand County's 2017/2018 ski season draws to a close today as Winter Park Resort's Mary Jane Territory welcomed skiers and snowboarders for the final time before the start of summer. It was a good final weekend to get out on the slopes as powder heads

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Fitness Trail: As the weather improves, you can try this Hot Summer Circuit

May 6, 2018 — Circuit training is an integral part of comprehensive exercise programs. And, while most programs are performed indoors, which you would want to continue throughout the year, as the weather improves it is fun to get outdoors too and enjoy a "hot summer circuit". Because you

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Silverthorne’s Steele Spence describes the life of a Winter Olympics judge

May 5, 2018 — Judge or be judged — Steele Spence has been on both sides of the equation. The Silverthorne athlete has tested his mettle as a freeskier at X Games in Aspen, and he’s also watched with a critic’s eye as a judge at the 2018 Winter

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