Eighth person dies in head-on crash on Colorado’s plains


HUGO, Colo. (AP) — A person hospitalized in a head-on collision crash that killed seven other people on Colorado’s eastern plains died on Sunday, the Colorado State Patrol said. Two pickup trucks collided Friday around 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 between Kit Carson and Hugo in Cheyenne County. A white Ford F-150 pickup truck […]

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Hikers claim to spot wolf at iconic tourist attraction in Colorado


Wolf sightings are on the rise in Colorado amid verification that a pack is roaming a remote area of the state. Since then, a number of people have claimed to have spotted this predator, including multiple instances that involved a wolf-like creature approaching a campsite. According to Aspen Times, two hikers spotted what they believe […]

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Multiple wildfires burn across Colorado to start hot, dry week


More than a thousand acres have been recently scorched due to multiple wildfires raging across the state of Colorado, with one Front Range blaze prompting residents to evacuate as hot, dry, and windy conditions persist. The Spring Fire near Cortez, just west of Goodman point is estimated to have burned 155 acres and is still […]

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Here’s where you can and can’t set off fireworks in Colorado


Fourth of July is just a few days away. While the patriotic celebrations will look a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still plenty of festivities and firework displays soon to blast off across Colorado. As you start to line up plans for the long holiday weekend ahead, it’s important […]

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Double meteor showers to dazzle July skies in Colorado


Get ready for a stargazing adventure with double meteor showers set to grace the summer skies this month in Colorado. Active from July 3rd to August 15th, the Alpha Capricornids are up first and followed by the Southern Delta Aquarids, which will be seen July 12th to August 23rd. The overlapping showers will peak on the […]

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Wildfire near Highlands Ranch explodes to 250+ acres in hours


A vegetation fire that sparked on Monday morning in Douglas County has grown rapidly amid dangerous conditions, reaching an estimated 267 acres in a matter of hours. While the blaze is 60% contained, buildings have been threatened and an evacuation order is underway for the nearby Back Country community. Video footage from the scene shows […]

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The Colorado cafe where Elvis lives on — and where his favorite sandwich is still served


GOLDEN • In the rush of traffic here at a busy intersection of U.S. 6, amid the big, corporate buildings, it’s easy to miss the little cafe tucked between a liquor store and gas station. This is Nick’s Cafe, drab on the outside, unremarkable. But signs let you know the stories inside are anything but. […]

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Here’s a breakdown of current COVID-19 stats in Colorado


Here’s a look at the current status of COVID-19 in Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). This report was updated around 4 PM on Sunday, June 28. Deaths: 1,676 (1,482 directly related to COVID-19) Editor’s Note: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has now started to […]

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Evacuations ordered as fire moves “at rapid rate of spread” in Colorado


A vegetation fire dubbed the Chatridge 2 fire currently burns in unincorporated Douglas County, Colorado, said to be “moving at a rapid rate of spread,” according to South Metro Fire Rescue. Part of the county was evacuated around noon on Monday as a “precautionary measure.” According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Backcountry Community […]

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Snakes alive! Be on the lookout for rattlers in Colorado


One of the many things I love about Colorado: There isn’t much that will “chew on you.” Growing up in Wisconsin, we loved summertime but feared the mosquito — or what some refer to as “the state bird.” “Outdoor” picnics were to be enjoyed from within a screened-in porch or bathed in bug spray or […]

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