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Summer DUI Enforcement Underway

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More fatal crashes happen on Colorado roads during the three months between Memorial Day and Labor Day than any other time of year. To keep drivers and passengers safe this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), local law enforcement agencies and other safety partners are collaborating to implement several safety enforcement and outreach efforts across the state.

Parents Beware: What You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a Used Car Seat

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If getting rid of an old car seat is on your spring cleaning to-do list, or if you're an expectant parent hoping to save a few bucks by obtaining a secondhand seat, there are a few things you need to know. While reusing car seats may seem economical and environmentally friendly, Car Seats Colorado wants to remind parents there are some very serious safety risks involved.

Ranger Station - Reflections on life as a ranger as busy summer season approaches 

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Whether it is the early morning fog over the park, vivid summer sunsets or the beauty of a full moon rising, my "office" is an amazing place.

After 10 years a ranger at two Colorado state parks, I've learned no two days are the same, whether you are talking about the people, the weather or the activities that take place. A day in the life of a park ranger can bring everything from a pleasant campfire talk to a panic over a snake in a campground to a late-night fight and everything in between.

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

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Uncle George's and Grandma Betty's Stories
Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life until she started having a drink each night to help her get to sleepafter her husband died. Now, no one realizes that she needs a couple of drinks to get through each day.

Documentary Shows Colorado’s Audit Protects Election Security

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Colorado's risk-limiting audit pioneered a critical process to show the security of elections.  The Colorado Secretary of State's office documented the monumental effort by state and county election officials last fall when it completed the nation's first "risk-limiting audit" to ensure that the counties' ballot tabulation systems accurately counted the votes cast by Colorado's electors.

Weeks of Preparation, Chaotic ‘Bighorn Sheep Rodeo’ Pay Off in Herd Restoration

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It didn't look like the typical nitty gritty work of wildlife conservation.

For a few chaotic minutes Monday, it looked like the "Bighorn Sheep Rodeo." And it seemed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife wranglers were losing.

But the tide turned quickly and soon the bucking bighorn sheep were subdued by about 100 CPW wildlife officers, biologists, staff and volunteers who swarmed some 30 sheep from Colorado Springs' Rampart herd trapped under a 70-by-70 foot net.

Forest Service Extends Deadline to Apply for Temporary Jobs

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The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service has announced the availability of 300 temporary jobs in a variety of occupations for the 2018 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Temporary jobs are available for trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.