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Officials increase presence, resources at Silver Creek Fire

August 17, 2018 — KREMMLING — Additional personnel and resources joined efforts on Thursday to fight the Silver Creek Fire after officials transferred command of the fire to a Type 2 incident crew. The fire has grown to over 4,500 acres and wind pushed fire activity on the north and

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Old Park evacuated safely as Silver Creek Fire surpasses 4,000 acres

August 16, 2018 — Despite growth in the Silver Creek Fire today, the flames have not reached any structures and the neighborhood of Old Town has safely been evacuated, according to a Wednesday night briefing from fire and county officials.   The community briefing took place at 9 p.m.

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Old Park evacuees begin arriving in Kremmling

August 15, 2018 — A thick plume of gray smoke hung in the skies above Kremmling Wednesday afternoon as emergency personnel worked to evacuate the remaining residents of Old Park as the Silver Creek Fire bore down on the unincorporated community northwest of Kremmling. The order to evacuate Old

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UPDATED: Authorities issue evacuation notice for Old Park as Silver Creek Fire expands

August 15, 2018 — Update at 5:30 p.m.: Fire and county officials are using the CSU Extension Hall as the main evacuation point. They will be hosting a community briefing at 9 p.m. tonight at West Grand High School. — An evacuation of Old Park, northwest of Kremmling, is

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County, federal officials host pre-evac community meeting in Old Park

August 13, 2018 — Dozens of residents and homeowners of Old Park showed up for a pre-evacuation community meeting Monday night at Kremmling Fire's Old Park fire station to hear from local authorities about the ongoing danger posed by the Silver Creek Fire. According to county officials, Monday night's

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Sunday morning vehicle fire briefly closes Highway 125

August 12, 2018 — Colorado State Highway 125, going north from Windy Gap Reservoir, was shut down briefly Sunday afternoon after a vehicle fire brought traffic to a stop on the two-lane mountain road. Late Sunday morning, sometime around 11:30 a.m., a late 1980s model van driven by a

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Granby hires new code enforcement officer

August 12, 2018 — A new face is patrolling the streets and alleys of Granby this summer now that the tenure Granby's new Code Enforcement Officer has begun. On July 30 Illinois native and former law enforcement officer Rich Carlson started in his new position as Granby's Code Enforcement

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Man hit by car early Sunday hospitalized with serious injuries

August 12, 2018 — GRANBY — A 26-year-old man was flown to Denver early Sunday morning, sustaining serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle in Granby shortly after midnight. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning, the man was walking in Granby, on the town's western end, when

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Summit County sees rash of high-end bike thefts; police open investigation

August 12, 2018 — Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating a string of high-end bike thefts that have taken place in Summit County over recent months. At least 23 bikes have been reported stolen in the county since early May and police believe the thefts may be linked

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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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Tyler Gorrell, a 33-year-old Denver resident, is missing in Silverthorne’s backcountry

August 12, 2018 — Tyler Gorrell, a 33-year-old Denver resident, has been missing since Thursday, Aug. 3, and is suspected to be missing or lost somewhere in the backcountry near Silverthorne. His family was expecting him for a function in a nearby county, but he never showed up. On

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Smiles, laughs as National Night Out returns to Granby

August 7, 2018 — GRANBY — Granby’s National Night Out event got underway Tuesday evening in Polhamus Park in Granby. The event is part of a series of similar events held by police departments across the nation on the first Tuesday of August each year. This year’s event, hosted

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During stop in Granby, AG candidate Weiser says top priority is to address opioid crisis

August 5, 2018 — GRANBY — With Election Day less than 100 days away, state and local candidates are gearing up for the final months of the campaign season, complete with stops in western slope communities such as Phil Weiser's Sunday meet and greet in Granby. "We are showing

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Sheriff’s department returns to Hot Sulphur building after fire prompts restoration project

August 5, 2018 — Roughly eight months after a fire forced a late night evacuation of the Grand County Jail and the 911 Dispatch Center officials from the Grand County Sheriff's Department are back at work in their offices in Hot Sulphur Springs. On Nov. 6 last year a

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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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Enjoy a taste of nostalgia at Grand Manor and the Apothecary Bar & Lounge

July 29, 2018 — Out on Granby's southern edge, tucked away inside the Inn at SilverCreek, you will find one of Grand County's newest establishments, the Grand Manor and the Apothecary Bar & Lounge. The Grand Manor and the Apothecary Bar & Lounge is the latest business venture of

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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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