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Bear kills dog in Aspen backyard in ‘act of defense’

September 26, 2018 — Dog owners be warned: Hungry bears are starting to come down from the hills in search of winter hibernation calories, and they might be in your backyard. A year-old bear killed a Welsh terrier Tuesday morning in the backyard of a home on Eastwood Road

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Jury begins deliberation in Silverthorne sexual assault trial

July 23, 2018 — The jury heard closing statements and began deliberation on Monday afternoon in the trial of Justin Cayce Erwin, one of four men accused of sexually assaulting a women in a Silverthorne apartment on St. Patrick's Day in 2016.

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Two mountain goats shot, killed on Quandary Peak trail, $1,000 reward offered for info

July 7, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife have published the following press release about the illegal killing of two mountain goats on Quandary Peak: Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is asking for the public’s help in collecting information related to two mountain goats that were shot and found

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Body found near Soda Creek in Steamboat thought to be Matthew Shelters

July 4, 2018 — Editor’s note: For more recent updates on this story, see the Steamboat Pilot & Today website. STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Relief and sadness set in after police recovered the body of a man they believe is 38-year-old Steamboat Springs resident Matthew Shelters, who went missing more than

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Glenwood Springs’ Grand Avenue bridge scheduled to open Nov. 7, weather permitting

November 2, 2017 — CDOT said it initially hoped to open three lanes of the bridge to traffic to start, with two lanes alternating between southbound and northbound traffic to match peak traffic volume in the morning and evening hours.

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Hunter’s trophy bull elk stolen from the back of his pickup near Gypsum

October 26, 2017 — "Backcountry users and sportsmen often rely on each other, along with honesty and common courtesy," the Eagle County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "This type of theft is simply not acceptable or common in our area, according to detectives, and local agencies are hoping to help spread the word."

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Monstrous Colorado ranch that boasts a 14er sells after being listed for $105M

August 14, 2017 — The 83,368-acre Cielo Vista property encompasses the 14,049-foot Culebra Peak and 18 13,000-foot peaks stretching across more than 20 miles of Sangre de Cristo ridgeline.

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Mountain biker killed by lightning strike Sunday near Telluride

August 14, 2017 — A 24-year-old mountain biker was struck and killed by lightning Sunday on a trail in southwest Colorado. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as John Daniel Huisjen of Durango. His relatives have been notified, officials said. According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Lilly, Huisjen and

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Hiker dies after falling from Capitol Peak’s ‘Knife’s Edge’ near Aspen

August 7, 2017 — A hiker died Sunday trying to summit Capitol Peak, west of Aspen, and is the second person to die on the mountain in less than a month. Pitkin County authorities said another hiker climbing the northernmost of the Elk Range’s 14,000-foot mountains called the county

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Dead Beaver Creek bear not shot, unknown if poisoned, officials say

August 1, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a mother bear in Beaver Creek and have found no evidence of a gunshot trauma or gunshot wounds. Investigators have also found no evidence of a toxicant, said Mike Porras, public information officer with Colorado

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Vail Resorts promises zero emissions, environmental waste by year 2030

July 25, 2017 — Vail Resorts is launching an ambitious effort to eliminate the environmental impact of its operations by 2030. Rob Katz, the chief of the world's largest mountain resort operator, announced at an employee meeting Tuesday that the company was aiming to eliminate emissions, deliver zero waste

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Dwindling Obamacare funds could hurt regional Medicaid transit program

July 22, 2017 — EAGLE — As Medicaid expansion costs increase and Obamacare reimbursements decrease, a regional program providing medical transportation may be on the chopping block, advocates say. The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments books trips through local transportation companies for a surprising number of Medicaid enrollees and

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Colorado looking at average individual insurance rate increase of 27 percent

July 18, 2017 — DENVER — If you buy individual health insurance on a state exchange, then you'll pay an average of one-third more for it next year. Individual market insurance premiums will increase by an average of 27 percent across Colorado, and 7 percent for small groups, according

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Colorado ski resorts, hurting for workers, applaud one-time increase in visas

July 18, 2017 — The ski resort industry on Monday celebrated Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly's approval of a one-time increase in the number of H-2B visas for seasonal workers, but the bump in temporary employees likely will be gone by the time ski season arrives. "This is

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Breckenridge Peak 2 Fire scorches 80 acres, forcing evacuation

July 5, 2017 — A wildfire erupted in the Gold Hill Trail area near Breckenridge early Wednesday afternoon and quickly roared up the side of Peak 2, at its height spewing 125-foot flames into the air and prompting the evacuation of more than 400 homes in the Peak 7

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Crews battle Hogback fire that erupted on Monday

July 3, 2017 — Firefighters from multiple agencies were working into the night Monday to control a fire that broke out on the Grand Hogback east of New Castle, on the south side of Interstate 70. The fire started on the side of Garfield County Road 335 around 4:30

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Eagle County wildfire now measured at 97 acres, mostly beetle kill timber

July 3, 2017 — STATE BRIDGE — Infrared pictures of an Eagle County wildfire show it's burning 97 acres in a remote, pine beetle-infested area, not the 250 acres originally thought, said the U.S. Forest Service. The Gutzler fire was estimated Sunday evening at more than 250 acres, said

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Glenwood bridge replacement needs traffic reduction from surrounding areas

June 28, 2017 — Aspen-area employers will be enlisted to help reduce traffic so Glenwood Springs doesn't become complete gridlock during the Grand Avenue Bridge closure and detour, which starts in less than two months. Traffic needs to be reduced by 700 vehicles trips per hour at peak times

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Deadly carfentanil changes how Basalt first responders handle drug overdoses

June 20, 2017 — Basalt police and medical responders have altered their policies on how to handle drug overdoses after the deadly substance carfentanil played a role in the fatalities of two men in El Jebel earlier this year. Basalt Fire Chief Scott Thompson said emergency medical technicians and

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Vail Valley’s John Knight fishes his way into international angling

June 8, 2017 — VAIL — After hosting two world fly-fishing championships in two years, John Knight thought he was done with international fishing. Maybe, but international fishing was not done with him. "In three weeks, my whole life changed," Knight said. "I thought it peaked with the world

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