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Already Hurting Estes Park Gets Another Blow From Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has closed national parks and monuments, including Rocky Mountain National Park, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the town of Estes Park as it tries to recover from the floods.

10/01/2013

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Government Shutdown Grounds Air Force Academy Football

Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.

10/01/2013

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Colorado Health Exchange Site Briefly Overwhelmed On 1st Day

Colorado opened its health exchange marketplace Tuesday after more than two years of planning – but the exchange website temporarily was overwhelmed by tens of thousands of visitors.

10/01/2013

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Government Shutdown Will Hurt Some Colorado Small Businesses

The federal government shutdown that went into effect Monday night will directly impact thousands of Coloradoans. One of those feeling the pressure is Lisa Buckley, the CEO of a Denver security management firm.

10/01/2013

A displeased Gov. John Hickenlooper at a news conference on Monday (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Calls Federal Lawmakers ‘Knuckleheads’

The federal government is the state of Colorado’s largest employer with approximately 40,000 people on the payroll. In Colorado the effect of a partial government shutdown would be felt by different people in different ways.

09/30/2013

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Possible Government Shutdown Could Hurt Colorado Flood Recovery

While officials promise that direct aid to Colorado flooding victims won’t be affected by a possible government shutdown, a standoff in Washington could still end up hurting the state’s recovery efforts.

09/30/2013

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Colorado’s New Health Insurance Marketplace To Open Tuesday As Planned

The debate in Washington over Obamacare has people wondering about the impact on the new health care exchanges as open enrollment for Colorado’s new marketplace is set to begin Tuesday.

09/30/2013

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Rep. Polis Responds To Cruz’s Filibuster With A Poem Of His Own

On Sunday House and Senate lawmakers hit the Sunday talk shows to blame each other for the budget impasse and Colorado lawmakers also had a lot to say, with one responding with a poem.

09/29/2013

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Colorado’s Badly Needed Flood Repairs Could Hit Major Snag

A ripple effect might be felt in Colorado if there’s a government shut down next week as road repairs could hit a major snag.

09/27/2013

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