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Colorado State Parks Offer Free Admission to Military and Veterans on Veterans Day

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free admission to all veterans and active duty members of the military, military reserve and National Guard to any Colorado state park for Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, any member of the military forces or veteran can enter any of Colorado's 42 state parks free of charge, along with his or her companions in the same vehicle.

Movie Review - Inferno

Movie Review 2 Stars

By Bob Garver

"Inferno" is the third film to star Tom Hanks as adventure-prone symbology professor Robert Langdon. The two previous films were 2006's "The Da Vinci Code" and 2009's "Angels & Demons." Like the James Bond franchise, the titles don't follow a pattern. Unlike the James Bond franchise, I don't see many people staying loyal to the character for fifty years. Langdon has existed in movies for ten years now, and many people who have seen "Inferno" agree that's more than enough.

Composting Basics Class

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Would you like to learn how to compost at your home? Maybe you already compost but would like to expand your knowledge and learn new techniques? If so, join CSU Extension-Pueblo County's last Yard and Garden class of the year, Composting Basics.

The class will be held at the CSU Extension office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November 18.  The cost is $15/person or $25/couple sharing materials.  The instructor, Colorado Master Gardener Kata Schmidt, will cover backyard composting, composting with worms, pros and cons of commercial compost, and so much more!

Lakewood Man Wins Nearly $10 Million in Lotto

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Greg M. from Lakewood has played Lotto every week for years, but nearly $10 million later, he finally knows to Expect the Unexpected.

He bought his $9,913,068 winning Lotto ticket from the 7-Eleven store at West Alameda and Garrison in Lakewood for the drawing on Wednesday, October 19.

His ticket matched all six lucky numbers: 3-4-5-9-14-36. The grand prize began at $1 million and kept growing for nearly six months.

Greg plans on taking his mom on an Alaskan cruise, buying a new car, and going to a few of the Broncos away games.

2016 Colorado Wildfires Highlight Need to Use Local Wood

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The large and destructive wildfires in Colorado this year, from the 38,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire still burning in beetle-kill timber in northwestern Colorado to the 16,000-acre Hayden Pass Fire southeast of Salida, are in part due to unhealthy forest conditions that made them prone to intense fire behavior. And with this week being National Forest Products Week, the Colorado State Forest Service wants to emphasize how having a robust wood products industry spurs not only widespread forest management, but the healthy forests and reduced wildfire risk that result from them.

Fall Tips to Prepare Trees for Winter

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Trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures now and through spring to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions, says Keith Wood, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service.

The CSFS offers the following tips to prepare Colorado's urban trees for winter:

24th Annual Kiowa County Road Rally Held

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A traditional event that has been taking place in Kiowa County was completed again in mid-October.

This was the 24th year the Road Rally has taken place. Janet and Jerry Frederick were the instigators of this event.  While living in Table Rock, Wyoming, they had participated in road rallies there.  The year before moving back to Kiowa County they had won a rally. Jerry has always been an event organizer in his free time. For years he was getting together basketball and baseball tournaments., when he wasn't organizing he was coaching.