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Colorado wildfires grow as California prepares for extreme winds

The so-called East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County, Colorado, has exploded from 19,000 acres to more than 125,000 on Thursday, becoming the second-largest fire in the state's history, and forcing thousands of families to evacuate.

Colorado's Cameron Peak Fire is now biggest in state's history

Colorado's Cameron Peak Fire, which started in mid-August, is now the biggest in the state's recorded history, having burned more than 203,000 acres of land in the north-central part of the state as of Monday morning. The fire is 62 percent contained.

Wildfires in California and Colorado fueled by brutal heatwave

Firefighters in Southern Californian and in Colorado are struggling to contain multiple wildfires in brutal dry heat, and in some areas, windy conditions. The fires have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and triggered air quality alerts.

Op-Ed: Who's gonna pay for Trump's Colorado border wall? — New Mexico?

I believe our president has lost his ever-loving mind - Speaking in Pittsburg at a shale conference today, he made a most unusual remark about his border wall. He told his audience he was building it in Colorado. Really?

Social equity the slumbering elephant behind legalizing marijuana

Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization.

Student killed in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Eight students wounded in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - At least eight teenaged students were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, police said, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Colorado to fine drivers of gas cars who park in EV bays

Drivers of petrol (gas) cars in the U.S. state of Colorado risk new fines if they park their cars in parking bays reserved for the charging of electric vehicles. This follows new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Colorado cannabis trial could affect U.S. pot production

Denver - A federal trial beginning Monday in Denver, Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the U.S. marijuana industry. A jury will consider a lawsuit using the federal anti-racketeering law to target cannabis companies.

Regulators approve Xcel's plan to retire two coal-fired plants

Pueblo - Colorado regulators have approved Xcel Energy's plan to retire two coal-fired generating stations in Pueblo a decade early, part of a plan to bolster the utility's share of power from renewable sources.

Sockeye salmon run and cold-water trout — The water's too warm

Anywhere from five to 22 million sockeye salmon are nearing the mouth of British Columbia's Fraser River, heading home to spawn. But the waters of the river are so warm right now there is a good chance the salmon will die.

Review: Neil Diamond honors Colorado firefighters with 'Sweet Caroline' Special

Veteran singer-songwriter Neil Diamond surprised Colorado firefighters with an acoustic rendition of his perennial classic "Sweet Caroline."

Xcel CEO — Retiring U.S. coal fleet is 'just a matter of time'

Xcel Colorado announced the retirement of two coal-fired power plants, shortly after CEO Ben Fowke spoke on stage at the EEI Annual Convention.

Colorado rural startup fund gives access to investment capital

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade has partnered with the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, allocating $9 million for a new investment fund targeting rural counties.

3,000 wells shut down in Colorado after fatal house explosion

Firestone - Woodlands, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday it was shutting down more than 3,000 of its older, vertical wells in Northeastern Colorado following a home explosion and fire on April 17 that killed two people.

Xcel Energy to invest billions in new wind farms in seven states

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. announced this week it is proposing to build 11 wind farms in seven states in the Southwest, the Upper Midwest, and Colorado, using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large part of it.

Wildfires rage in Boulder, Colorado and western North Carolina

A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.

Undocumented mother seeks sanctuary in US church

Denver - Jeanette Vizguerra fled to the United States from Mexico with her family after her husband was kidnapped three times, once with a gun to his head.

Op-Ed: Environmental Scientist says 'Materialism will wear out' Special

Golden - The recent presidential order to have the EPA's climate change page removed from the web has sent shock-waves thru the various social circles of environmentalists and scientists.

Country star Jason Aldean to headline 2017 Country Jam festival

Country superstar Jason Aldean will be headlining the 26th annual Country Jam festival at Jam Ranch in Colorado next June.

Consumer Alert: Two companies recall beef due to E. coli O157:H7

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service has issued two notices of recalls of beef products from two separate companies Tuesday night. Both recalls involve possible contamination of the beef products with E. coli 0157:H7.

Warriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on." So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs

Colorado's own Joey Canyon discuses 'The Joey Canyon Show' Special

Veteran singer/songwriter Joey Canyon has lived in the Centennial State for over 40 years (he was born in California) and presents his own country music and variety television programme from his adopted hometown of Denver. Digital Journal meets him.

Proposed sexting law is facing pushback in CO

A proposed sexting law in Colorado is receiving pushback. Concerns about how to punish teens engaging in sexting are being raised.

Fracking puts 7.9 million people at risk of man-made earthquakes

Oklahoma City - About 7.9 million people are now at risk from man-made earthquakes, especially in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas according to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report issued earlier this week.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Fossil fish with enormous mouth unearthed by paleontologists

Chicago - Lurking in Cretaceous seas, Rhinconichthys was an ominous-looking fish with an enormous jaw that it could swing shut to capture food. But it was only dangerous if you were plankton.

Bill Clinton makes quiet trip to Colorado to help wife's campaign

Denver - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an under-the-radar trip to Denver last week to rally support for his wife's campaign before the Colorado caucuses on March 1.

Op-Ed: Dinosaur mating — Grooves in rock may be evidence of dino sex

Denver - Long grooves carved into the ground by clawed feet may be evidence of "frenzied" dinosaur mating rituals, scientists say. This behavior is common in some birds, and the discovery hints that two-legged dinos may have done this some 100 million years ago.

Black Friday crowds smaller, calmer in stores across the country

New York - Smaller crowds and fewer unruly bargain-hunters made the start of the holiday shopping season seem almost civilized, reports from around the country appear to indicate.
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This is a picture i took in colorado springs in the Wintertime 2005
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Art travel cow, downtown Denver, CO.
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What is unique about Denver, CO cow at the 16th Street Mall.
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The Colorado wildfires
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The West Fork Fire Complex, started by lightning - consisting of two separate fires in Rio Grande County in southern Colorado on June 22, 2015.
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16th Street Mall street sign.
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Seen here from his glory days is Col. Michael Madison meeting then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
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Sierra Jane and her team of doctors.
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Newly refurbished gold dome of the Colorado Capitol Building.
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University of Colorado 2009 - 420 Celebration- Clouds of Pot Smoke rising above the crowd of almost 15,000 well-behaved, stoned and smiling partiers.
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A picture of Adam's Country where the original alleged crimes took place which left Vigil under suspicion.
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A fire broke out in an Aurora apartment building just one block from the apartment of James Holmes, accused in the movie theater shooting massacre.
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Nebraska National Guard crewmembers of Company C 2nd-135th General Support Aviation Battalion dump water from a Bambi bucket onto flames of the High Park fire, in Larimer County, Colo., approximately 15 miles west of Fort Collins
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One of a number of colorful valleys on the San Juan Skyway. If you haven't seen it by yourself you can hardly believe it's real. This image was taken in late September, 2004.
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TRAGEDY: The Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., is seen the day after 12 moviegoers were shot and killed in 2012 by former graduate student James Holmes, who was convicted Thursday of 24 counts of murder.
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A scene from the Colorado wildfires
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 I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world   said Col. Michae...
"I have had the opportunity to meet leaders and diplomats from all over the world," said Col. Michael "Mad Dog" Madison. Seen here is him with former President Jimmy Carter.
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People playing chess at the 16th Street Mall, downtown Denver, CO.
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