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Bench Fire ignites in Dinosaur National Monument

Fire crews from Dinosaur National Monument and additional agencies are working to suppress the Bench Fire located north of Yampa Bench Road, about two miles west of Haystack Rock.

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Woman falls to her death in Dinosaur National Monument

On Tuesday, a 73-year-old female fell to her death after falling off a 120-foot cliff at the Wade Curtis River Campsite on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument, according to a news release.

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Planned electrical outage in store Thursday for Hayden, surrounding areas

The town of Hayden will have a planned electrical outage starting at 9 p.m. Thursday in order for Yampa Valley Electric Association to repair the Hayden Substation that was damaged earlier this week.

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Body of rafter in Dinosaur National Monument recovered

The body of the 62-year-old rafter who went missing on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Friday was recovered Sunday night, according to national park officials.

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Former Craig doctor sentenced to prison

A former Craig doctor who was convicted of overprescribing narcotic painkillers has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.

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Bipartisan letters sent to Jewell concerning Trapper coal mine in Moffat County

Two U.S. Senators from Colorado sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Wednesday, urging her to finalize the environmental assessment for Trapper coal mine in Moffat County before the April 30 deadline.

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State trooper hits pedestrian south of Oak Creek in Eagle County

Pedestrian sustained 'moderate' injuries

A Colorado State Trooper struck a pedestrian Friday night at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Edwards Access Road in Eagle County, according to law enforcement officials.

Comment period closing for two Moffat County Mines

The public comment period for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessments for two Northwest Colorado mines is coming to a close this week.

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Chills, thrills, significant cash frills at hand in Saturday Poker Run

Snowmobile event starts at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot in Moffat County

The rush of riding along a brisk winter morning on a vehicle with horsepower to spare is only matched by the knowledge that you’re contributing to a great cause. Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot north of Craig.

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Denver Film Critics name 2015 award winners

This week, Denver Film Critics Society named its annual award winners for the cinematic entries of 2015.

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