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Southern Shooting Partnership announces formation; launches public listening tour

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The Southern Shooting Partnership - a group of counties, state and federal agencies and public utilities working to develop safe, recreational sport shooting facilities in the Pikes Peak region - announced Tuesday it will launch a listening tour in December to gather public input on recreational sport shooting.

The first event in the tour will be a December 7 public meeting in Calhan to discuss Colorado Parks and Wildlife's proposal to develop a free, unsupervised public shooting range at the Ramah State Wildlife Area in northeastern El Paso County.

20th annual Sand Creek Massacre spiritual healing run/walk set

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The 20th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the 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 154th year since the Sand Creek Massacre.  

Drought improves slightly, snowpack off to good start

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While changes were slight for Colorado's drought conditions this week, early snowpack hints at above normal amounts of water for some areas.

In south central Colorado, extreme drought was replaced with severe conditions in western Las Animas and southern Huerfano counties. Slivers of several north central counties saw abnormally dry conditions overtake moderate drought.

Drought was unchanged across the remainder of the state, including southwest Colorado, which continues to suffer under exceptional drought - the worst category.

Colorado unemployment increases to 3.2 percent in October

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Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a decrease of 700 rather than the originally estimated increase of 5,100.

46 tons of turkey recalled nation wide

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Barron, Wisconsin, based Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC, is recalling 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey that has been linked with Salmonella according to the United State Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

FSIS says the 1-pound packages were produced September 11 and distributed to consumers across the country.

Ground turkey being recalled includes

Ken Buck: Honor American values throughout the year to honor our veterans

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Every year, we set aside Veteran's Day for America's heroes. But is this one day enough? 

One day per year doesn't amount to weeks spent in foxholes in the French countryside. One day per year doesn't suffice for months of day and night patrols through Fallujah. One day per year doesn't replace the years of sorrow felt over fellow soldiers fallen in Vietnamese jungles. 

We owe a debt to these men and women whose military service has ensured our way of life and our freedom. We owe a debt to them that we can never repay in full.