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Events Set to Commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will mark 153 years since the attack by US troops on a group of Cheyenne and Arapaho camped on the Big Sandy Creek in 1864.  Three free commemorative programs will be offered Wednesday, November 29, 2017, two at the park and one at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads.

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Flags Lowered to Honor Sergeant First Class Stephen Cribben

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset Tuesda, in honor of Sergeant First Class Stephen B. Cribben, who lived in Colorado Springs with his family.

Cribben, 33, died November 4 of injuries sustained from small arms fire. He was serving in Logar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

Record High Temperatures Through Monday, Change Coming

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Temperature records may fall across Colorado Sunday and Monday, though more seasonal temperatures are expected by mid-week.

Eastern Plains

Sunday will be mostly dry with temperatures reaching the low to mid-70s. Monday will be more of the same as temperatures pick up a few degrees. Springfield will have a change to reach the low 80s - as much as 30 degrees above normal for this time of year. Gusty winds and low humidity will increase the first danger; however, a fire weather watch is not yet in effect.

Fresh Air Friday – Skip the Crowds, Enjoy Colorado Parks

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Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the busy holiday season, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges you to step away from the hustle and bustle this time of year can bring. November 24, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) invite you to connect with family and friends by getting outside and celebrating Fresh Air Friday.

19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk Set

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The 19th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 am Thursday, November 23, 2017, at 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 153rd year since the Sand Creek Massacre. (For locations of each phase of the event, see the map at the bottom of this page.)

Fire Risk for Colorado’s Plains Monday

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While the calendar may say winter is a month away, warm temperatures and strong winds will bring a summer-like fire risk to portions of the eastern plains Monday. Thursday will be generally pleasant across much of Colorado for Thanksgiving family activities.

Eastern Plains

Sunday will be pleasant across the eastern half of Colorado, with sunny skies and highs around 60.