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Local authorities release additional details in last week’s fatal shooting

November 13, 2018 — Local investigators are still reviewing a fatal shooting incident that occurred last week in Grand County while cautioning that any final legal determinations could be months away. Centennial resident Ernest "Ernie" Ackerly, 43, was shot and killed Nov. 5 by one of his hunting partners

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Pile burning to begin in Medicine Bow, Routt national forests

November 11, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The onset of snowy and colder weather conditions has allowed fire personnel on the Medicine Bow and Routt national forests in Colorado and Wyoming to begin preparation for annual slash pile burning. Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two national

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Summit County’s snowpack is double what it usually is this time of the year

November 11, 2018 — November opened with a bang, as a week of storms has brought back a very healthy snowpack to the region. OpenSnow.com meteorologist Joel Gratz said that snowpack is doing great this early in the season, and is now at 150 to 200 percent of average.

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County looks to add line item funding for Headwaters Trails Alliance back into 2019 budget

November 8, 2018 — Grand County's Commissioners have reversed their decision to remove direct funding for the Headwaters Trails Alliance from their general fund budget for 2019. The decision to add direct, line item, funding for the trail alliance back into the budget for the coming year came at

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CAIC issues special avalanche advisory for northern Colorado

November 7, 2018 — If our recent snowfall has you itching to grab some early season powder turns you will want to take note of a recent avalanche warning issued by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Wednesday morning the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, or CAIC, issued an avalanche warning

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Lady Panthers go 1-1 at Regionals ending bid for state volleyball championship

November 5, 2018 — Saturday brought the Middle Park lady Panthers' volleyball season to a close as the girls from Granby split their two matches at Regionals going 1-1 on the day, forcing them to bow out of championship contention. The lady Panthers' hopes for a state championship tournament

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UPDATED: Coroner IDs hunter killed in potential accidental shooting

November 5, 2018 — (Updated Tuesday, Nov. 6 with name of the deceased.) Local authorities are currently investigating a possible hunting accident Monday morning that resulted in the death of one man. Details on the developing investigation were sparse Monday, but officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Office confirmed

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Colder, snowier weather should aid hunters as third rifle season begins

November 4, 2018 — Snow and colder weather should help hunters as they head out into the woods this weekend for the third rifle season. “As the weather gets worse, the hunting gets better,” said Matt Gorevan, with Elk River Guns in Steamboat Springs. Hunting is big business in

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Lady Panthers win 5th straight Frontier League title

October 22, 2018 — Middle Park's lady Panthers secured their fifth straight Frontier League Championship over the weekend defeating the Bennett Tigers in a late Saturday matchup in Granby. The lady Panthers have been on a roll lately and wrapped up the Frontier League Tournament with an undefeated 11-0

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Skier captures early season Loveland Pass avalanche on video

October 21, 2018 — The return of snowfall means the return of avalanches here in the mountains, evidenced by a documented avalanche on Loveland Pass last week. Robert Emmons submitted an avalanche report to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center last Friday, detailing a 200- to 300-foot wide avalanche he

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Lady Panthers head into Frontier League Tournament as No. 1 seed

October 17, 2018 — Middle Park's lady Panther volleyball squad has been on a roll lately and this Thursday they look to continue their recent string of success in the upcoming Frontier League Tournament. The 2018 fall volleyball season has been a successful one for the lady Panthers who

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Hot Sulphur plans to implement overnight camping fees at Pioneer Park

October 15, 2018 — Hot Sulphur Springs officials decided to move forward with plans to charge a fee for overnight campers at Pioneer Park. The fee stems from a meeting in mid-September when the Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees  discussed ongoing issues such as nude campers and violent assaults in the

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Sen. Bennet secures federal funding, resources against aquatic nuisance species

October 14, 2018 — Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet secured a provision to protect Colorado’s watersheds from invasive species, like quagga and zebra mussels, in the 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate today 99-1. “Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to headwater states like

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Colorado River Basin States have reached a draft agreement to deal with critical water shortages across the West

October 14, 2018 — As hurricanes flood the east coast, seven Western states are trying to avert a disaster caused by drought. Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California have drafted a set of agreements to manage water flow between the states as major reservoirs on the

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Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame inducts Class of 2018

October 7, 2018 — With fall colors sprawling across the Centennial State, Colorado’s snowsports industry gathered Saturday, Oct. 6, in Vail to celebrate the Colorado Snowsports Museum Hall of Fame Induction Gala. The Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame has more than 200 members, and some of them were in

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Ikon Pass holders need to upload photos now

October 7, 2018 — Local ski resort officials are reminding skiers and riders to submit their glamour shots soon if they want to get their ski passes in time for Opening Day, which is scheduled for Nov. 14 this year at Winter Park Reosrt. “The Ikon Pass is a

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Middle Park boys soccer enters homecoming game with four game win streak

October 6, 2018 — Ahead of their homecoming game against Arrupe Jesuit, the Middle Park High School boys soccer team added another win to their streak. On Wednesday, the Panthers shut out Bennett High School 6-1 thanks to a great team effort, Coach Dane Ruttenberg said. “The boys played

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Prep sports recap: West Grand keeps undefeated streak alive while Middle Park isn’t so lucky; Panthers soccer stays strong

October 2, 2018 — VARSITY FOOTBALL: It was a tough loss Friday for the Middle Park Panthers who were on a three-game winning streak prior to stepping on the field against Denver's D'Evelyn High School. The home game ended with a 0-14 loss for the Panthers. With the loss,

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Western org calls for renewal of Land and Water Conservation Fund

September 30, 2018 — The Mountain Pact, an organization that works with mountain towns who have outdoor recreation-based economies in the American West, released a letter today, signed by western state conservation districts and organizations who work with local elected officials. The letter asked Congress to permanently reauthorize and

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As peak bagging surges on Colorado 14ers, Aspen’s Elk Mountains remain among least visited

September 30, 2018 — Some of Colorado’s 54 peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation get deluged with as many hikers in a busy weekend as any one of the five Aspen-area fourteeners host all summer, according to a new study. Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, a conservation group, updated its counts

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