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Edwards man comes face to face with mountain lion

February 20, 2019 — EDWARDS — Tuesday night, Sean LaFaver was loading up his car in anticipation of a Wednesday morning trip to Denver when he heard an unusual screeching noise. He walked around the corner of his Homestead house to investigate and got a big surprise. About 10

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, Vail Resorts end pass partnership; VR announces new ‘Keystone Plus Pass’

February 18, 2019 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Monday it will not continue its pass partnership program with Vail Resorts next season. In a statement announcing the news on its website, officials with A-Basin pointed to "a pinch on parking and facility space" as a reason for the

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West Virginia native Red Waldron brings craft distillery to Kremmling with Blue Valley Spirits

February 17, 2019 — Across Colorado's High Country the craft distillery industry is beginning to blossom and starting this summer Kremmling will become home to one of the state's newest makers of spirits. Blue Valley Spirits is scheduled to open later this year in either late spring or early

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Hunters urged by CPW to study changes as applications for big game licenses open March 1

February 17, 2019 — Hunters hoping to draw a big-game license in Colorado in 2019 are urged to study up on all the changes in license requirements and fees before the March 1 opening of the application period. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved a variety of

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Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin four-peats in worlds slalom

February 17, 2019 — Seemingly nothing can stop Vail's Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom and certainly not a nasty cold. The 23-year-old made history on Saturday at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, by winning the slalom for the fourth consecutive time at the biennial event. “I

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis doesn’t rule out legal action against Trump administration

February 17, 2019 — Governor Jared Polis, right, speaks with Greeley-Evans School District 6 superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch, left, as State Rep. Rochelle Galindo, D-Colo., looks on Friday morning at Jackson Elementary in Greeley. (Photo courtesy of Greeley Tribune) Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declined to rule out legal action

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Woman gives birth at Copper Mountain ski clinic after going into emergency labor on way up Fremont Pass

February 13, 2019 — A few decades ago, going into labor in Summit County was an adventure. Finding a clinic open after-hours and staffed with obstetricians was a challenge. In bad weather it was downright dangerous. For many of Summit's expecting mothers, Denver was the only legitimate option to

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Grand County narrows search for new manager to 3 finalists

February 10, 2019 — Grand County's government is on the hunt for a new senior administrator as county officials look to replace retiring County Manager Lee Staab by the end of February. This Friday, Feb. 15, current Grand County Manager Lee Staab will officially enter retirement, opening his position

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Lindsey’s last run: Vonn wins bronze medal in final race of her career

February 10, 2019 — Vail's Lindsey Vonn summoned greatness, seizing the stage, the world's attention and turning back the hands of time one last time to win the bronze medal in downhill in the final appearance of her career at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden,

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Senators reintroduce bill to stop spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

February 10, 2019 — A bull elk, with a splendid rack, poses in Rocky Mountain National Park. U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., have reintroduced legislation to study Chronic Wasting Disease, a neurological disease similar to Mad Cow Disease that is devastating deer

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Anticipating a critical water shortage next year, feds on the brink of overriding states to cap Colorado River water use

February 10, 2019 — Lake Mead, near the Hoover Dam and Las Vegas, in an undated photo. The white ring represents water lost from the reservoir over the years as the worst drought in the Colorado River Basin’s recorded history continues. Amid the worst drought in the recorded history

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More information released on Colorado trail runner who choked mountain lion to death after attack

February 6, 2019 — The bloodied Colorado trail runner who fought off a rare mountain lion attack pummeled the young cat with a rock, wrestled it to the ground and ultimately choked the animal to death with his hands, arms and feet, state wildlife officials said Tuesday. The man

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I-70 in Glenwood Canyon closed ‘most of the day’ due to overnight rockslide

February 5, 2019 — Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon is closed in both directions because of a rockslide overnight just west of Grizzly Creek, the Colorado Department of Transportation said in a news release Tuesday morning. The slide occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday and there is no timeframe on

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Arapahoe Basin to host 17th annual Beacon Bowl on Feb. 9

February 3, 2019 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is hosting its 17th annual Beacon Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and includes a beacon search competition, beacon practice area, avalanche dog demonstrations, live and silent auctions,

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Measles vaccination encouraged after recent outbreak

February 3, 2019 — Measles is a highly contagious disease that causes fever, rash, cough, runny nose and swelling of the eyes. Serious cases can lead to brain damage or death. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent measles. Although the disease is rare in the U.S., it

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Free, public ski area outside Carbondale depends on ‘Community Powered Skiing’

February 3, 2019 — Ask anyone who occasionally visits or regularly tours the Spring Gulch cross-country ski area outside of Carbondale what they like about the place and the all-inclusive nature of it will likely rank high. The 21-kilometer network of groomed trails attracts everyone from Olympic-class skiers to

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New Grand Lake Fire Chief brings wealth of public service experience to new position

January 30, 2019 — Grand Lake's new Fire Chief, Kevin Ratzmann, is not a man of pretenses. As he sat down for a brief breakfast on his first official day as chief of the Grand Lake Fire Protection District Ratzmann was filled with a calm excitement and a mind

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Grand County avalanche danger climbs to considerable

January 24, 2019 — Avalanche danger in Grand County spiked to considerable overnight following a storm system that deposited nine inches at Winter Park Resort over the previous 24 hours. On Thursday morning forecasters from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, or CAIC, issued a daily avalanche forecast of considerable

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Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest gears up for 31st annual event with new additions

January 21, 2019 — As the end of January edges ever closer, and temperatures in the high country remain frigidly low, it is time once again for Granby's annual angling adventure, known as the Three Lakes Ice Fishing Contest. The popular winter fishing event will be held this weekend,

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One person confirmed dead in backcountry avalanche near Aspen

January 21, 2019 — An unidentified man died Monday morning in an avalanche in the Express Creek area of the Castle Creek Valley outside of Aspen, an official said. Emergency dispatchers received a call at 10:19 a.m. from a Mountain Rescue Aspen member reporting that one man in the

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