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Strongest Earthquake of the Year in Western Colorado Overnight

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An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale was recorded in western Colorado overnight. The quake was centered in Rio Blanco County just a few miles from the location of an underground nuclear test site in the 1970s, and was one of four to occur in or near Colorado over the past 24 hours.

The United States Geological Survey reports that the earthquake occurred shortly after 4:00 a.m. in a sparsely populated area about 50 miles north of Grand Junction at a depth of more than three miles.

New Online Services Available from the DMV

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If you are one of the thousands of people who have stood in line and the Division of Motor Vehicles office wishing for a better way to take care of business, new features on the agency's web site promise faster service and less hassle.

The Colorado Department of Revenue's Division of Motor Vehicles has launched 15 new online services at mydmv.colorado.gov, bringing total online services offering to 34. These online services were added as part of the transition to the new DRIVES computer system, which took place over the weekend.

Gardner, Bennet Backed Amendment to Maintain Southwest Chief Train Services Passes Senate

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An amendment cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to maintain Amtrak train services along the established, long-distance passenger rail route of the Southwest Chief, #3665, was included in the 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

Photos - July 27, 2018 Storm Damage in Eads, Kiowa County

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Note: Power has been out for more than 24 hours in parts of the county. Check these food safety tips.

A fast-moving storm downed limbs and at least one tree in Eads Friday evening.

Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service had predicted a series of storms would impact northeast and east central Colorado with wind gusts up to 80 miles per hours and hail up to the size of baseballs. Tornado activity was also predicted.

Shooting Incident Under Investigation in Elbert County

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Deputies from the Elbert County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a shooting Saturday night in northern Elbert County.

Between 1,000 and 1,500 people had gathered for a rodeo at a property in the 44000 block of Comanche Creek Road when a fight erupted. One person is said to have pulled out a gun and began shooting. It is not known if anyone was struck by bullets, however two people who were working the event were treated for minor injuries that occurred during the fight.