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It's that Time - Change Your Clock – Check Your Stocks

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m. That means we will turn our clocks back one hour - and gain an hour of sleep! The semi-annual time change is also a great opportunity for valuable preparedness steps focused on checking your emergency preparedness supplies or stocks.

Change Your Clock, Check Your Stocks

As you prepare to change your clock, it's time to check the stock in your emergency preparedness kit for items that may be missing or expired. If you don't have a preparedness kit, you can create one that includes:

$2.2 billion up for grabs – the best way to guarantee a lottery payoff

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Note: this article was originally published January 7, 2018, and has been updated to reflect current lottery jackpots.

Between the Mega Millions jackpot estimated at $1.6 billion, and the Powerball jackpot standing at over $600 million, many people are thinking about what they could do with the proceeds from a big win. 

Steps to Prepare Your Business for Disaster

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Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), "Roughly 40-60 percent of small busiensses never reopen their doors following a disaster."

Planning a Camping Trip? Be Bear Aware

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Media reports of bear interactions with people or around homes have frequently been shared this year.  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) websiteprovides valuable resources for those exploring the Colorado outdoors.  Learn how to be "Bear Aware" and enjoy a safe hike, camping trip or unexpected encounter near home.  If you are camping or hiking west of Interstate 25 there's a good chance you are in bear country.  According to the CPW website, "Bears that learn that people have food routinely visit c