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Kansas man’s body recovered from Steamboat Lake

June 17, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The body of a Kansas man who disappeared in Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon has been recovered. He was found shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man as 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas. Ryg

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Three sought in Bocco fire; Sheriff’s Office wants to question them after witnesses saw them speeding from the area

June 17, 2018 — WOLCOTT — The 415-acre Bocco Mountain Fire is 100 percent contained, but three people the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office wants to question are not — at least not yet. Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office want to speak with a group who were seen

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Sunday Update: Local crews mopping-up hot spots as rain helps suppress Buffalo Fire

June 17, 2018 — On Sunday, a local team took over management of the Buffalo Fire, now 95 percent contained after rainfall overnight and Sunday morning helped cool still-smoldering hot spots. Crews will continue patrolling the area and mopping-up by extinguishing any hot spots along the perimeter. Fire behavior

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UPDATED: Man dies after getting buried at Granby construction site

June 14, 2018 — (Updated at 11:45 a.m. Thursday with additional information) A man who was buried Thursday morning at a construction site at Granby Ranch has died, according to Granby police. The man, whose name has not yet been released, was working inside a trench on a condominium

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Kremmling police work to identify vehicle occupants after brief pursuit last week

June 10, 2018 — A brief police pursuit in Kremmling last week ended shortly after it began and has left law enforcement officials from the town working to identify multiple subjects who fled from authorities Thursday night. At approximately 11 p.m. Thursday night two officers from the Kremmling Police

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Emergency Response Team called to Winter Park Highlands Saturday morning

June 10, 2018 — Reports of an intoxicated male party with a handgun led Middle Park's Emergency Response Team to be called out early Saturday morning but the incident ended peacefully several hours later without any arrests. At approximately 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning deputies from the Grand County Sheriff's

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Smoke visible in Grand County from Eagle County fires

June 9, 2018 — Smoke reports started coming in to Grand County dispatch around 3:25 p.m. today in the direction of the Gore Range. From the town of Kremmling, two columns of smoke were visible over a ridge southwest of town. Kremmling Fire Department, along with Eagle County and

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Mountain lion euthanized after being discovered on Steamboat trail

June 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A mountain lion discovered Tuesday afternoon on a popular Steamboat Springs trail was euthanized Tuesday evening by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. “Something was wrong with it,” area wildlife manager Kris Middledorf said. Middledorf said a mountain biker was on the Morning

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Body of missing Dillon man found on Berthoud Pass

June 3, 2018 — The body of a missing Dillon was found on Berthoud Pass Sunday afternoon after a multi-county search effort was conducted the previous day, according to local law enforcement. Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday the body of an unnamed male described as being in his early

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Colorado named 2nd most well-rested state in the country

June 3, 2018 — Not only are Colorado residents some of the fittest in the country, they also rank among some of the most well-rested. Sleep Junkie, a website dedicated to mattress news and reviews, analyzed more than 480,000 records from all 50 states compiled by the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor

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Colorado State Patrol honors one of their fallen

June 3, 2018 — On the night of Nov. 29, 1980, Trooper James Kevin Farris was doing his job. Farris had been serving with the Colorado State Patrol for a little over a year. His beat had him patrolling Interstate 70 through Colorado’s then-sleepy mountain towns, keeping the corridor

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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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Officials seek public help in fatal Weld County shooting of bald eagle

May 22, 2018 — On the night of May 9, a landowner in central Weld County spotted a bald eagle perched on the ground in a pasture about 60 yards from his home. The next morning, he discovered that the eagle was dead on the same spot, about one

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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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Father of missing Steamboat man: ‘Help us bring him home’

May 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Matthew Shelters loves snowboarding, living in the mountains and his family. "We are really close, very close," Matthew’s father John Shelters said of his relationship with his son. "We are constantly talking to each other. Sometimes, a whole week would go by

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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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Sales tax revenues up across Grand County despite lackluster winter

May 13, 2018 — Our recent winter was comparatively mild in terms of temperatures and snowfall but despite Mother Nature's lackluster performance sales tax revenues for Middle Park were up in virtually every community for every month. Data provided by the municipalities in Grand County as well as statistics

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Dog rescued from well in Routt County

May 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters rescued a dog that fell 8 feet into a well Friday morning. The dog's owner saw the dog fall through a hole in the floor of the pumphouse at Hayden Cemetery, and he called 911. The

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Health insurance bills meant to cut premiums on Colorado mountain towns died in senate committee

May 13, 2018 — Two bills meant to help give Coloradans relief on health insurance premiums, especially residents of mountain counties, were both shot down Friday. HB 1384, which sought to explore more affordable health care coverage options, and HB 1392, meant to significantly reduce premiums by buffering insurers

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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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