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    ASPEN- Two elk that fell through the ice of a pond near Aspen have been rescued but a third didn’t survive. A homeowner discovered the elk in the pond Monday morning. Firefighters worked with Colorado wildlife officers to cut a channel in the ice leading the shore and pull them out. Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office ...
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    DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s top law enforcement official says manufacturing high-potency marijuana oil is not legal under the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana law. The state Attorney General wrote in a court brief that the law prohibits the dangerous production of hash oil. Some prosecutors have been charging individual hash-oil creators with felonies, while others have ...
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              BLM PLANS PRESCRIBED BURN ON BASALT MOUNTAIN Basalt—Over a thousand acres of land on Basalt Mountain is set to be burned as part of a hazardous fuels reduction project and the Bureau of Land Management wants some public feedback. The prescribed burn will take place along the base of Basalt Mountain north of El Jebel ...
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    GUNNISON SAGE GROUSE DECISION BEING CHALLENGED IN COURT Gunnison—The Colorado county that shares the name of the wild bird that has ruffled so many feathers recently is suing the federal government to keep it from being listed as a threatened species. Today officials in Gunnison County filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish ...
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    RAFTA RIDERS NEED PARKING Glenwood Springs—With record numbers of people using public transit in the Roaring Fork Valley, RAFTA needs more places for people to park.  4.1 million…that’s how many riders have boarded RAFTA buses through October.  The 20 percent increase in ridership has led to a parking shortage for park and ride users.  RAFTA expects ...
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    EAGLE (AP) – An Eagle County man who shot and killed an alleged masked intruder last week is behind bars after later allegedly pointing a rifle at detectives driving up to his home. Douglas Behrends says he shot 32-year-old Brooks Hampton Friday night after Hampton kicked open the door of his house in Burns and ...
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    CARBONDALE MAN NOT FIT FOR CRIMINAL TRIAL Carbondale—The elderly man accused of crashing into and killing a motorcyclist last summer on Highway 82 has been deemed mentally incompetent.  Deputy District Attorney Andrea Bryan says prosecutors need to figure out where to go from here given the Colorado Mental Health Institute’s evaluation of 89 year old ...
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    RIFLE (AP) – Members of the governor’s drilling task have wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle. Oil and gas workers and elected officials from several counties told the panel that local governments are doing a good job of regulating the industry. Others say more rules are needed to protect drinking ...
  • Oil and Gas Meeting Today in Rifle
    Local control, mineral rights, public health risks.  Those are a few of the issues that will be discussed in Rifle today and tomorrow by the Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force. Governor Hickenlooper’s nineteen member task force is charged with addressing local land use issues and the role of state government in high production areas like Garfield County. Garfield ...
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    DENVER (AP) – Organizers of an annual holiday-season charity drive are hoping to set a record Tuesday. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper challenged Coloradans to set a new record for generosity on Colorado Gives Day. That’s a 24-hour fundraiser benefitting 1,600 Colorado nonprofits. It started at midnight and runs all day today. DENVER (AP) – Denver Mayor ...