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CDOT Addresses “Killer Habit” in New Campaign

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68 Colorado Traffic Fatalities in 2015 Involved Distracted Drivers

The first step in overcoming any bad habit is admitting you have one. And data suggests Coloradans do in fact have a dangerous habit -- distracted driving. Last year in Colorado, 15,574 crashes and 68 traffic fatalities involved distracted drivers. Aiming to reduce distraction on Colorado roadways, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is unveiling a new public safety video and campaign, calling distracted driving exactly what it is -- a Killer Habit.

Sanders-Naugle, Saffer Among Centennial Farms to be Honored August 26 at the Colorado State Fair

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In 1986 Governor Richard D. Lamm, the Colorado Historical Society and the Colorado Department of Agriculture established the Colorado Centennial Farms Awards

Families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years  submit a nomination application each April to receive a Colorado Centennial Farms award. Selected nominees are honored each ear at the Centennial Farms Celebration at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado
Nominees must meet the following requirements to be honored as a Colorado Centennial Farm:

Black Bear Tranquilized Near Eads

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Sunday afternoon, July 24, 2016, Deputy Wic Turner responded to a residence on County Road 34 - about 6 miles west of Eads - for a report of a black bear in the yard at the home.

The 200 - 300 pound black bear was tranquilized by the Department of Wildlife and removed from the area.

Upon investigation, it was determined the bear had at one time been trapped in Colorado Springs and transported to Trinidad before making it's way to the residence west of Eads.

Lightning Sparks Two Fires in Kiowa County

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Emergency crews responded to two lightning-sparked fires in Kiowa County Sunday night.

Fifty area fire fighters and nearly 40 pieces of equipment were used to contain the blazes, which occurred near the intersection of County Roads 49 and R, and along County Road 54.

Nearly 2,000 acres burned between the two fires, which were contained and in mop-up by 3:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Hickenlooper Orders Flags to Remain Lowered Following Louisiana Attack

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ordered flags remain lowered at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should remain lowered until sunset on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Flags were ordered to be lowered on July 15 in honor of the victims of the attack in Nice, France.

The full text of the president's proclamation:

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