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Do You Smell Smoke? You’re not Alone

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If you live in or are traveling through Colorado, you may have noticed smoke in the air Sunday, which became even heavier Monday.

Fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and Montana are producing huge volumes of smoke that is being pulled into Colorado, particularly the eastern half of the state. Neighboring Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas are also being blanketed with smoke that is giving the sky an orange tint.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Releases 2017 Hunting Forecast Video

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has released a video which provides state and regional hunting condition updates for the 2017 Colorado big-game hunting season.

The nearly 19-minute long video states that hunting conditions will generally be good across the state, with strong elk, deer and antelope populations.

Letter to the Editor

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We're at a unique time in our country, with more support for universal health care than ever before. 

Because of this, those who want to keep the status quo--for their profit, not yours--will rail against universal care using tired arguments like socialized medicine.

They'll try to pit us against one another. They'd like to convince you that helping fellow Americans takes money out of your pocket, when in fact, they are the ones doing the taking.

How many times have you heard this gem?

Labor Day Weekend Weather Outlook – Hot and Dry

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The Labor Day weekend will be hot and dry across most of Colorado, though the eastern plains will see the first hint of fall Tuesday.

Eastern Colorado

An upper ridge building from the east Saturday will result in highs in the upper 80s to low 90s across eastern Colorado through the holiday Monday. Drier air will limit the potential for rain to mainly mountain areas where isolated afternoon and evening light rain is possible.

Northeast Colorado may see smoke in the air Saturday from fires in Montana.

Expect Heavy Traffic for Final Summer Weekend

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reminds drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state due to the number of events and activities taking place over the Labor Day weekend.  

All CDOT construction projects will be suspended statewide by late Friday afternoon to reduce potential delays.  The only exception is for emergency operations.  Projects resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, September 5.

Safety first:

Post Office Worker Sentenced for Faking Cancer to Take Sick Leave

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Defendant faked doctor notes and planned to lie about sickness until her retirement

Caroline Zarate Boyle, 60, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was sentenced this week by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore to serve five years' probation with the first six months in home confinement including wearing an electronic monitor.