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Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway

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CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers

In July, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are joining forces under The Heat Is On campaign to conduct a nearly three-week DUI enforcement beginning Aug. 18 to Sept. 5.

Colorado Representative Supports Censuring President

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Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette has announced that she is co-sponsoring a resolution with other Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives to censure President Donald Trump.

The proposed resolution states that the president "has failed to provide adequate condemnation and assure the American People of his resolve to opposing domestic terrorism."

Colorado’s Senators Call Virginia Violence "Domestic Terrorism"

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In a series of Twitter posts Saturday, Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner called ongoing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, domestic terrorism and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to likewise call the incident terrorism.

Deals, Discounts Every Day at the State Fair

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The 2017 Colorado State Fair is offering money-saving discounts every day to help the Fair fit within the family budget.

"Tickets to most Colorado State Fair events include gate admission if purchased prior to August 24th which includes access to our many free attractions," said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. "Plus, we offer a wide variety of daily deals and discounts to give fair-goers even more value for their dollar."

The 2017 Colorado State Fair offers these special deals and discounts:

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Governor Candidate Tours Weisbrod Hospital - Son Later Becomes Patient

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Former State Sen. Mike Johnston, now running for Colorado governor, brought his family to Southeast Colorado over the weekend for several events.    

One of those was a tour of Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital, and Johnston quickly learned first-hand how important the hospital is to rural communities.

Water Engineers Honored for Creating John Martin Conservation Pool

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Three state water engineers who were instrumental in breaking a 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas to secure water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir were honored Thursday by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at its meeting here.

For their "outstanding support of Colorado's wildlife," CPW Director Bob Broscheid praised recently retired State Engineer Dick Wolfe, Steve Witte, Arkansas River Basin division engineer, and Bill Tyner, deputy Arkansas River Basin engineer.

Scholarships Available for Fall Semester at Lamar Community College

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The fall semester is right around the corner at Lamar Community College with classes set to start August 21.  And, for those taking fall classes, opportunities for scholarship funding are still available including Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) funds and the Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity EMT Scholarship.

First Confirmed 2017 Case of Equine West Nile Virus in Colorado

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A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado's first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.  This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on August 02, 2017.

Vaccines in horses have proven to be a very effective prevention tool.  Horses that have been vaccinated in past years need an annual booster shot.  If an owner did not vaccinate their animal in previous years, the horse will need the two-shot vaccination series within a three to four-week period.

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