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Zinke: Angry people ‘don’t want to look at the truth’

August 12, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Some people said it would never happen. Even those within my journalism circles said there was no way U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, as a member of President Donald Trump’s administration, would agree to be interviewed by a journalist in

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Helmet use saves lives across recreation activities

August 5, 2018 — Ramona Rudis wouldn’t be alive if she wasn't wearing a bicycle helmet on that fateful August day last year. She fractured her skull, eye socket, cheek, pelvis and hip. She had two hematomas ­­— one that still causes numbness on the left side of her

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Silverthorne teen wins amateur motocross national championship

August 5, 2018 — That cross-country trip was worth it for Jagger Koch. On Friday, the 14-year-old motocross rider from Silverthorne won the 125-cubic centimeter “C” class at the Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Competing against 41 other motocross racers from states

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Grand County moves back to stage one fire restrictions

July 24, 2018 — Grand County is moving back into stage one fire restrictions this week. The decision to transition from stage two fire restrictions to the less restrictive stage one fire restrictions was made by Grand County's Commissioners during a public discussion session Tuesday afternoon. Grand County Sheriff

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Voluntary fishing closures in place for several rivers in high country

July 22, 2018 — Due to high water temperatures and low flows, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is implementing voluntary fishing closures from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. on sections of the Eagle River, Colorado River, Crystal River and Roaring Fork River. The fishing closure is effective immediately, until further

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Hiker dies after fall into backcountry ridge near Silverthorne

July 22, 2018 — A hiker died Saturday afternoon after falling into a ridge located about 1 mile due west of Salmon Lake in the backcountry north of Silverthorne. The Summit County Rescue Group reports that around 12:30 p.m. the adult female was hiking with another person on the

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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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