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19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk Set

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The 19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 am Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the victims and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre and for healing of ancestral homelands. This year's event will mark the 153rd year since the Sand Creek Massacre. (For locations of each phase of the event, see the map at the bottom of this page.)

Fire Risk for Colorado’s Plains Monday

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While the calendar may say winter is a month away, warm temperatures and strong winds will bring a summer-like fire risk to portions of the eastern plains Monday. Thursday will be generally pleasant across much of Colorado for Thanksgiving family activities.

Eastern Plains

Sunday will be pleasant across the eastern half of Colorado, with sunny skies and highs around 60.

Give Colorado Products this Holiday Season

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Memories of juicy peaches and crisp sweet corn are fading as the summer produce season has past, but the holidays are another great time to buy local. Many Colorado farmers are extending their growing seasons, and farmers' markets are moving indoors for the fall and winter.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Winter Farmers' Market List provides information about markets statewide.

Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Underway

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As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, CDOT, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers.

Through Monday, November 27, 111 agencies will participate in the campaign, which could include checkpoints, saturation patrols or an increased number of patrols. During the long 2016 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there were six fatalities on Colorado roads, one of which involved an impaired driver.

Forest Service Hiring 900 Seasonal Workers

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The United States Forest Services is hiring more than 900 temporary workers in the Rocky Mountain Region, which includes Colorado as well as Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

The seasonal jobs involve work in national forests as well as national grasslands in areas such as fire management, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.

Mild and Warm Start to the Week

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Western Colorado will see slightly warmer temperatures than the eastern plains Sunday as a generally calm week kicks off across the state.

Eastern Plains

Parts of the far eastern plains will see areas of fog early in the day Sunday under a mass of cooler air that will keep highs in the 50s, about five degrees below seasonal norms. Mostly sunny skies will prevail across the region later in the day.

Snowmobile Season is Here – Have you Registered Your Machine?

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As the snow starts to accumulate in the mountains, snowmobilers are reminded to prepare their machines and safety equipment for winter, and to get their annual registration.

"Snowmobiling is great fun, but breaking down far from the parking lot can be dangerous," said Josh Stoudt, trails coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Durango.