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Kayaker dies on Arkansas River near Buena Vista 

SALIDA | Authorities have recovered the body of a kayaker from the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista. The Chafee County Sheriff’s Office says the kayaker, whose name and age have not been released, became high-centered on a large rock in the …

450-acre Elk Springs Fire 90 percent contained

The Elk Springs Fire was listed at about 450 acres Monday. Fire managers say good weather has helped crews contained 90 percent of the fire.

Suthers asks Colorado high court to stop Boulder

Both the Colorado Court of Appeals and a state judge in Boulder have refused his previous requests to stop the licenses from being issued in Boulder.

Dog found with chemical burns to undergo surgery

Cindy Clayton of Cindy’s Hope for Precious Paws Animal Rescue in Clovis says the 2-year-old pug was found wandering the streets of Clovis last week.

Trap to be set for Aspen bear who swiped at woman

The bear injured the abdomen and leg of Erin Smiddy early Sunday morning. She had to get stitches but Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras told The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1lMIN5t) the attack could have been much worse.

Problems with records in Colorado cemeteries

“Oh, my goodness,” Lorraine remembers saying.

Judge strikes down Longmont’s fracking ban 

LONGMONT | A state district judge struck down Longmont’s voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing Thursday but stayed her decision while the city considers an appeal. Judge D.D. Mallard ruled the ban conflicts with state regulations and Colorado’s interest in efficiently developing oil …

Woman killed in rafting accident on Arkansas River 

SALIDA | Authorities say a Texas woman was killed in a rafting accident on the Arkansas River north of Buena Vista. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office says 57-year-old Mary Johnson, of Dallas, was rafting with several other people when their commercial guide …

Man accused of bar hopping on mower facing DUI 

GREELEY | A 53-year-old Weld County man accused of bar hopping in Garden City on a lawnmower is facing a DUI charge. The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1lBDl5s ) Kenneth Welton was arrested at about 10 p.m. Tuesday after visiting two area bars. A …

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban it

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban it

“The fact that people may be legally entitled to smoke doesn’t mean they can do it wherever they want, any more than they could walk into a restaurant and light up a cigarette,” said Richard Thompson, who owns a management consulting company that specializes in condominium and homeowner associations