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NEW CAMPING RESTRICTIONS FOR MAROON BELLS

ASPEN (AP) — Those looking to camp in the Aspen area will have to bring bear-resistant food and garbage containers this summer or risk a hefty fine. The White River National Forest has enacted an emergency order that requires use of the special containers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. Fines could be $5,000.

JEWELL VISIT

CRAIG (AP) — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visits Aspen Friday, but residents of Moffat County are disappointed she hasn’t yet said she is coming to Craig.  However residents of Craig, have been waiting for a visit from Jewell ever since a federal judge ruled against the Interior Department and threatened to stop work at Colowyo Mine.

STATE FAIR MAY BE LOOKING FOR NEW HOME

PUEBLO (AP) — The Colorado State Fair could be ending its 146-year run in Pueblo as a legislative committee looks to fix the event’s cash flow problems. The fair has been losing money and depending on millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies for the last 13 years. Auditors told legislators yesterday that there’s no solution if the fair remains at its current location.

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