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Putin photo in place of President Donald Trump’s portrait — Colorado legislative aide punished for prank

August 20, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — An adviser to a Democratic legislative leader in Colorado has been punished for helping a progressive group put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on brief display at the state capitol building near a spot reserved for a portrait of President

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Climate change, wildland development usher in higher fire risks for Aspen, Roaring Fork Valley

August 20, 2018 — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has become road-weary in recent weeks making a roughly 250-mile circuit among three fires eating through tinder-dry landscape near Basalt, Rifle and Meeker. Earlier this year, flames swept through forestlands and came perilously close to homes near Silverthorne

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Aerial firefighting center extends lease at Rifle Airport

August 20, 2018 — Rifle Garfield County Airport's Center for Excellence, an independent research institute working to study the state's wildfire-fighting efforts, will call Garfield County home for another 10 years. Airport Director Brian Condie and Center of Excellence Director Ben Miller went before the county commissioners earlier this

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St. Anthony Summit breaks relationship with Vail-Summit Orthopedics for emergency trauma surgeons

August 20, 2018 — Depending on whom you ask, it's either a sound business decision that will benefit the community, or a brusque brush-off of a trusted local medical practice with decades of experience. St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Summit County's only major hospital, has contracted Denver-based Panorama Orthopedics

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Eagle County Historical Society hosts tour of Red Cliff’s Greenwood Cemetery

August 19, 2018 — RED CLIFF — The ghosts of its residents haunted Eagle County's oldest cemetery over the weekend. The Eagle County Historical Society put on a tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 18, with volunteers dressed up as some of the people buried in

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Female cyclists fight for exposure

August 19, 2018 — In ski racing, track and field and other Olympic sports, women have attracted something approaching equality with the men in exposure. In soccer, the U.S. women's national team might actually have more name recognition than the men's. So why is it so much harder for

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Middaugh wins Xterra Quebec for his 4th victory in 2018 season

August 19, 2018 — Eagle-Vail triathlete Josiah Middaugh captured the Xterra Quebec off-road triathlon elite title on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Lac Delage in Quebec, Canada. It was his the fourth win of the season in the Xterra off-road triathlon's Pan Am Tour. Fellow Colorado racer Branden Rakita posted

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Katie Hall wins Colorado Classic, her fifth overall victory of 2018

August 19, 2018 — Following an incredibly aggressive final day of racing on Sunday, Aug. 19, UnitedHealthcare's Katie Hall came away with the 2018 Colorado Classic overall race victory, adding to her remarkable streak of U.S. stage race wins. "This has been a really special race," she said. "I've

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Mannion secures monumental win at 2018 Colorado Classic

August 19, 2018 — The pace was frenetic over the last few kilometers of the 2018 Colorado Classic on Sunday, Aug. 19, but team UnitedHealthcare stayed on top of it as Gavin Mannion secured the biggest victory of his career. The 26-year-old Fort Collins resident held tight to the

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Tons of willows weaved into Stickwork Project in Vail (video)

August 19, 2018 — ave you traveled over to Ford Park and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens lately? If your answer is yes, then you most likely have seen the large stick structures that look like they are swaying in the wind. These mysterious shapes are made out of locally foraged willows and are the handiwork of sculptor Patrick Dougherty and his team of volunteers.

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Photos: The weekend was filled with The Jerry Garcia Birthday Band and Avon’s Pitmaster BBQ & Music Festival

August 19, 2018 —

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Fishing is Fun grants awarded to eight Colorado angling projects, including Minturn

August 19, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has awarded $400,000 to eight Fishing is Fun projects, all geared to improve angling opportunities in the state of Colorado. The approved projects, including one in Minturn, include improved angler access, habitat improvement, new piers and new ponds. "Colorado

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Voboril: Nothing is binary; there’s give and take in all our rights (column)

August 19, 2018 — Eighth-grade social studies class. A sea of gangly limbs, bad skin and unfortunate haircuts attending a proto-law school. We spent weeks dissecting the Constitution, devoting particular attention to the First Amendment. Transfixed by the freedoms bestowed by our forefathers, we were giddy with the unlimited

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Norton: To be heard we must first learn to really listen to others (column)

August 19, 2018 — Have you ever had a one-sided conversation? You know what I mean, the kind of conversation that is more of a monologue than a dialogue where one of the parties is talking "at" the other party instead of engaging in a discussion. These never feel

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With hunting season approaching, Gypsum reopens gun range

August 19, 2018 — GYPSUM — In the immediate aftermath of the 12,500 Lake Christine fire in southwest Eagle County — which was ignited by civilian shooters using tracer rounds at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife gun range at Basalt — Gypsum officials decided it was prudent to temporarily

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Crawlin’ to a Cure event draws hundreds with muddin’ trucks and jumps and more (photo gallery)

August 18, 2018 —

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Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley adds 7 new homes to Stratton Flats neighborhood

August 18, 2018 — GYPSUM — After growing up in Eagle County and spending her whole life here, Modesta Serna did not want to leave. As of summer 2017, however, a lack of housing in the area for Modesta and her three daughters had left the family few options.

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Former Eagle County Court Judge Katharine Sullivan loves life in the Beltway

August 18, 2018 — Editor's note: Former Eagle County Court Judge Katharine Sullivan is acting director of the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women. We caught up with her during her quick stop in Denver. DENVER — Katharine Sullivan was on the third day of a three-day swing

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Curious Nature: With Sylvan Lake closed, look to other state parks (column)

August 18, 2018 — This summer Colorado Parks and Wildlife is undertaking a huge renovation at Sylvan Lake State Park. They are draining the reservoir and replacing an aging dam. While construction continues, most attractions within the park are closed, including the reservoir and campgrounds. Today I want to

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Eagle County officials hosting survey to gauge interest in open space tax

August 17, 2018 — EAGLE — The Eagle County Board of Commissioners is seeking input from county residents regarding an extension of funding for the county's open space program utilizing the existing property tax measure, currently set to expire in 2025. The short opinion survey is available at bit.ly/openspacesurvey2018

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