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I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after two week closure; fires continue to burn across Colorado

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened to motorists on Monday morning after a two-week closure because of the Grizzly Creek fire. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the reopening is a “limited” one. “CDOT asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and closures due to mudslides and other events,” the […]

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2nd lawsuit challenging Colorado’s tough new oil and gas air pollution rules is tossed

A lawsuit challenging new air quality rules governing emissions from oil and gas operations was dismissed Tuesday by a Denver District Court judge who found Garfield County lacked standing to sue the state. Garfield County is one of nine counties in the Western and Rural Local Government Coalition to sue after the state Air Quality […]

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So you need to get to Colorado’s Western Slope? Here are your options.

UPDATE: I-70 reopened through Glenwood Canyon on Aug. 24. Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for at least the next several days because of the Grizzly Creek fire. In addition, Independence Pass through Aspen — which is off-limits to vehicles longer than 35 feet — will have alternating traffic because of high volume. […]

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5 found dead after fire in northeast Denver; police say they found evidence of arson

Five people, including two children, died in a house fire in northeast Denver early Wednesday and police are investigating after they say they found evidence of arson. The Denver Fire Department responded at about 2:45 a.m. to a fire at 5302 Truckee St. in the city’s Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Photos posted to its Twitter […]

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Audio: The end of the unemployment boost in Colorado

Over the weekend, the extra $600 in weekly pandemic unemployment assistance going out in addition to regular unemployment benefits ran out – as unemployment continues in the state. Recent reporting from Tamara Chuang at The Colorado Sun looks at the impact of that federal assistance ending, along with reporting about thieves targeting that unemployment relief program. Tamara […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Audio: Second-home owners try to rally political power in Gunnison County after ban

In early April, Gunnison County announced that second-homeowners had to stay out of the county, to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now, second-homeowners who are frustrated by their lack of a voice on local issues are working to sway the upcoming county commissioner election. Jason Blevins has been following this story for The Colorado Sun and joined us to discuss […]

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Authorities lift evacuations prompted by wildfire near Evergreen after rainstorm douses burn area

Residents of about 1,000 houses in Evergeen were allowed to return home on Tuesday night after authorities announced they had turned the corner on a wildfire that was raging a day before. Rain soaked the Elephant Butte Fire burn area for a second straight evening, prompting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to lift its evacuation […]