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ESTES PARK | The highest continuous road in the nation needs a new paving job. Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be re-paved before the summer season ends. Park officials say to expect 15-minute delays starting Wednesday as road crews go to work. Built to boost visitation at Rocky Mountain National Park, the road […]


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PUEBLO | Authorities say a man was killed when he hit an elk with a van on Interstate 25 south of Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://goo.gl/yF9i0W ) 43-year-old Ronnie Trujillo, who was a driver for the newspaper, hit the elk and went off the highway early Monday. Trujillo, who was not wearing a seat belt, died […]


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Officials say the man began dousing himself and things around him with gasoline. He held a cigarette lighter out and threatened to set himself on fire. At about 3:30 p.m. the man ignited the gasoline. Poudre Fire Authority firefighters deployed fire retardant foam


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This undated photo provided by the University of Nevada Reno, shows smoke from the King Fire in a view north across Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. University researchers are helping federal forest and range managers expand the use of cameras to spot wildfires at Lake Tahoe to the tops of mountains in remote parts of northeast and central Nevada, including one north of Battle Mountain that gave an early warning of a fire more than 100 miles away in Oregon. (University of Nevada Reno via AP)

RENO, Nev. | For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire. Now, scientists in Nevada and California are helping federal land managers develop technology to expand a network of high-definition cameras to do the job, including one in northern […]


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SILVERTON | A proposal by the owners of Silverton Mountain to diversify terrain for helicopter skiing on federal land has neighbors debating whether the economic benefits outweigh possible damage to pristine backcountry. The town of about 630 people is divided over a plan by Silverton Mountain Ski Area owners to modify helicopter skiing access, Durango Herald […]


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