A scene from the Spring Creek Fire in southern Colorado during the summer of 2018. (Handout)

The government shutdown is taking a toll on wildfire preparations across the West

Firefighting training courses are being canceled from Tennessee to Oregon, piles of dead trees are untended in federal forests and controlled burns to thin dry vegetation aren't getting done

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Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance

There is an ongoing debate about the purpose and meaning of school ratings in Colorado

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Top Bureau of Land Management employees face deadline on Grand Junction HQ move

The Bureau of Land Management’s planned headquarters relocation to Grand Junction will net the city 27 jobs