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Browns Canyon (credit: CBS)

Obama To Designate New National Monument In Colorado

President Barack Obama is designating a new national monument in Colorado for protection as an ecologically significant site.

02/18/2015

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Alleged Sex Assaults On Ski Slopes Shakes Small Mountain Community

The arrest of a 15-year-old boy on charges that he attempted to sexually assault two girls on a ski slope has shocked a small community near Monarch Mountain.

01/07/2015

Monarch Mountain (credit: CBS)

Attempted Sexual Assault Cases At Monarch Mountain Could Go Cold

A man tried twice to sexually assault teenage girls on the ski slopes at Monarch Mountain, and now detectives are sifting through new information. But if the suspect was a tourist, the case could be hard to solve.

01/05/2015

An artist's rendition of what Christo's project "Over the River" will look like. (credit: CBS)

Artist Christo’s Colorado Project Gets Federal Approval

Opponents of a plan by the artist Christo to hang nearly 6 miles of silvery fabric in sections over the Arkansas River say the project is still a danger to fish and visitors and they are considering an appeal after a federal judge refused to intervene.

01/03/2015

An artist's rendition of what Christo's project "Over the River" will look like. (credit: CBS)

Judge Rules Against Opponents Of Christo’s Arkansas River Project

A judge Friday shot down a lawsuit intended to stop international artist Christo’s plans to hang 1,000 luminous silvery fabric panels over the Arkansas River between Canon City and Salida.

01/02/2015

Browns Canyon National Monument Measure Debated

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall asked for the public’s help Saturday to designate 16 square miles of federal land as a monument and wilderness in Browns Canyon.

12/06/2014

Kent Haruf  (credit: unco.edu)

Publisher Says Novelist Kent Haruf From Colorado Dies At Age 71

Writer Kent Haruf, who authored “Plainsong” and several other novels set in small town Colorado, died Sunday at age 71, his publisher said.

11/30/2014

St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville (credit: CBS)

Some Leadville Residents Didn’t Think Hospital Would Really Close

The only hospital in Leadville is closing. The closest hospitals to Leadville are in Vail, Frisco and Salida, but they’re all about an hour-drive away. That can be a death sentence for anyone with a heart attack or stroke.

11/19/2014

Edwin Bartheld's cabin in Turret (credit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Department)

Man Who Died With Explosives Committed Suicide

Authorities say a 92-year-old man whose body was found under his southern Colorado home committed suicide, and investigators believe he intended to explode the house at the same time as his death.

09/17/2014

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Mystery Deepens After Explosives, Detonators Discovered In Dead 92-Year-Old’s House

A house containing a large quantity of explosives and chemicals — enough that would have surely destroyed the home, the county sheriff said — is the focus of wide-ranging investigation after the homeowner was found dead.

09/16/2014

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