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Flags lowered Thursday to honor Las Animas County deputy

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset Thursday, December 20, to honor Las Animas County Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant Matthew Moreno.

Moreno, 37, of Trinidad, died in a traffic crash last week. He was responding to an incident when the vehicle he was traveling in collided with another vehicle. The driver of that car and her daughter also were killed.  The incident remains under investigation.

Colorado Parks offers gift certificates in time for holiday giving

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites you to celebrate the holidays by giving the gift of outdoor cheer with a CPW gift certificate. With 41 state parks, an amazing variety of wildlife, and a wide selection of outdoor recreation opportunities across the state, giving the gift of the outdoors in Colorado is the perfect way to celebrate the season - and all year long.