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High Fire Danger Thursday in Southern Colorado

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Portions of southeast and south central Colorado will be at an elevated risk for rapidly spreading wildfires Thursday.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning, set to start at 9:00 a.m., for Prowers, Baca, Las Animas, Huerfano, Custer and Fremont counties. Portions of Costilla, Alamosa, Saguache, and El Paso counties are also impacted. The warning is expected to continue until 5:00 p.m.

Ten-Day Winter Blitz DUI Enforcement Underway

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Colorado law enforcement agencies will be boosting DUI enforcement for the end of January with increased officers on duty and saturation patrols starting Friday. For 10 days, 119 law enforcement agencies statewide will dedicate additional resources to apprehending drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. 

Flags Lowered Monday to Honor Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset Monday, January 22, in honor of Sergeant First Class Mihail Golin.  

Golin, 34, died in the line of duty January 1, of injuries sustained from small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

Golin was assigned to B Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.

He is survived by his parents and daughter.