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The Johnson family. (Left to right: Kiowa-Rain Johnson, Dawna Johnson, Gracie Johnson and Dwayne Johnson. The photo includes the Johnson's son, Dakota, who was not with the family during the hike). (credit: CBS)

Deputy: Father Likely Saved Girl In Deadly Rock Slide

A 13-year-old girl said her father shielded her as boulders crashed down on them on a Colorado hiking trail – an action that authorities say probably saved her life even as her father and four other family members were killed.

10/01/2013

An area near where the slide occurred (credit: CBS)

5 Hikers Killed In Chaffee County Rock Slide

Five hikers have died after being trapped by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.

09/30/2013

Browns Canyon National Monument (credit: John Fielder/brownscanyon.org)

Udall Seeks Feedback On Proposed National Monument

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is asking for the public’s help in crafting legislation to create a national monument that would include 22,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado.

05/18/2013

An avalanche is set along Independence Pass on Monday. (credit: CBS)

Avalanche Mitigation On Independence Pass Makes For An Exciting Show

Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are getting some extra help in their effort to get Independence Pass cleared for the summer.

05/14/2013

The rafting season this year is looking up after a wet and snowy April and May (credit: CBS)

Rafting Season Rushes In With Forecasted Rapids

After a dismal season last year with low water flows, rafting companies are riding on the rushing rapids forecasted this spring and summer.

05/10/2013

Gil Green tries out his new bionic leg. (credit: CBS)

Man Who Lost Leg 60 Years Ago Is Going Bionic

A man from Buena Vista who lost his leg more than 60 years ago is moving into the future with a bionic leg.

02/07/2013

(credit: Chaffee County Fire)

Hot Springs Near Buena Vista Reopens After Fire

Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn and Spa is back open after a fire damaged the office building.

02/01/2013

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Low Snowpack Has Ripple Effect On Paddling Season

Canoe? Check. Paddle? Check. Life preserver? Check. Epic whitewater conditions? Maybe next year.

05/27/2012

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Colorado Communities Holding Elections

More than a hundred municipalities across Colorado are holding elections this week on everything from tax increases and marijuana to plastic bags.

04/03/2012

Chickens (credit: CBS)

Pot, Hens And Taxes Are Before Colorado Voters

More than a hundred municipalities across Colorado are holding elections this week on everything from tax increases and marijuana to plastic bags.

04/02/2012

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