Sand Creek Site Switches to Summer Schedule, Open Seven Days Per Week

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The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will switch to its summer schedule beginning Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The park will open daily from 9 am to 4 pm, seven days a week.  This schedule will remain in effect through November 30, 2017.

The park will remain open for all three summer federal holidays - Memorial Day (May 29th), Fourth of July (July 4th), and the Labor Day (September 4th).

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Seat Belt Enforcement Begins Monday in Rural Counties

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1,605 people cited during last year's enforcement period

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Spring Storm Coming Tuesday – Rain Likely

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By Chris Sorensen

Drought-stricken eastern Colorado may see some relief this week as another spring storm rolls into the state Tuesday, bringing heavy snow to the mountains and wide-spread rain to the southeastern plains.

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In Case You Missed It – Article Roundup for the Week Ending March 25

DUI Arrests Up 33 Percent During St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement

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While Coloradans across the state enjoyed St. Patrick's Day celebrations spanning two weekends, law enforcement was on high alert for impaired drivers as part of the The Heat Is On campaign. From March 10-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies combined efforts to arrest 607 impaired drivers, a 33 percent increase from the 455 arrests during last year's enforcement.

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Friday’s Storm Damages Lake Pueblo Marina, Boats

Lake Pueblo State Park suffered significant damage from a storm that struck the region overnight, prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials on Friday to ask the public to stay away as damage is assessed and cleanup begins.

The most severe impact was reported at the Northshore Marina where docks were overturned and smashed. At least one private boat was sunk and others damaged.

In addition, Lathrop State Park near Walsenburg in Huerfano County was closed Friday due to downed power lines and wind damage. By afternoon the park had reopened but power remained out.

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Chances for Rain, Snow Continue this Week

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By Chris Sorensen

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Arrest Made in Otero County Murder

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An arrest has been made in the 2010 murder of Ronnie Griego in Otero County.

Julian Pena-Morales, 39, was arrested in Ipswich, South Dakota Thursday by the Edmunds County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of murdering Griego. Griego is believed to have been killed July 16, 2010. His body was found near a farm outside of Swink two days later.

Pena-Morales fled the state a short time later, and he remained on the run until he was discovered living under an assumed name in Ipswich.


One Dead After Boat Capsizes

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A 67-year-old man was found dead after Kiowa County agencies were called investigate a capsized boat at Nee Noshe Reservoir south of Eads.

Martin Vitt, of Thornton and Ervin Anthony Vitt of Cedaredge were in a canoe when it overturned Wednesday afternoon.  Martin Vitt was able to swim to shore, then walked back to the other side of the lake to his vehicle where he called 911.

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Fire Danger Thursday, Rain Friday

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By Chris Sorensen

Spring in Colorado is often marked by rapidly changing weather, and the coming days are a prime example.

Upper 60s are expected Wednesday afternoon, along with south winds gusting to 30 miles-per-hour. Overnight, look for a low in the low 40s, and continuing strong wind gusts.

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