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Hanging Lake Management Plan Adopted by Forest Service

Glenwood Springs—After nearly six years in the making, the Hanging Lake Area Management Plan is being adopted and implemented by the White River National Forest. Officials decided to go with Alternative 2, which will  limit daily capacity on the increasingly … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Commission Director Steps Down

Denver—The head of one of Colorado’s most influential government boards has resigned. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore plans to return to the private sector effective March 2nd. Julie Murphy, the Assistant Director for Energy and Minerals … Continue reading

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Colorado Flu Season Winding Down

DENVER (AP) – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but plenty of flu is still going around. The … Continue reading

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Colorado Lt. Governor Coming to Roaring Fork Valley for Affordable Housing Town Hall

Carbondale—Colorado’s affordable housing problem is sending Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne on a three day Affordable Housing Town Hall tour across the state that will include a stop in Carbondale. Lynne is looking for feedback from citizens to “tackle the skyrocketing … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs High Schools Add Security After Threat Rumors

Colorado Springs—Two high schools in Colorado Springs beefed up security and postponed activities after rumors of threats were discovered today on social media.  Additional security and police officers were sent to the campuses of Widefield and Harrison high schools today … Continue reading

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Chemical-Filled Bottles Found Near Area Rivers

Law enforcement officials are warning area residents about plastic bottles filled with an unknown liquid that have been turning up around local rivers. According to Walt Stowe with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, over the last week, several bottles, usually … Continue reading

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Delayed Opening Today at CMC Rifle Campuses

Because of inclement weather, Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus and Downtown Rifle Academic Center are closed until noon today. To confirm whether your afternoon or evening class is scheduled at CMC Rifle, please call the campus snowline at 970-625-6990.

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El Paso County Deputy Hailed a Hero by Family

Colorado Springs—The family of El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Micah Flick, who was killed in a shootout with a car thief two days ago, says they are grieving the loss of a hero and a “truly wonderful man.”  Family members … Continue reading

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Garfield County Supports Roan Drilling Project

Rulison—A major natural gas drilling project on the slopes of the Roan Plateau received the blessing of Garfield County. After assurances that the visual impacts of 63 wells near Rulison will be minimal, county commissioners voiced their full support for … Continue reading

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West Slope Coal Mine Owner Cited in Worker Death

Rangely—The operator of the Deserado Coal Mine near Rangely has been cited for a safety violation that caused the death of a worker. Blue Mountain Energy was issued a citation last week as the federal Mine Safety Health Administration released … Continue reading

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