Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

DENVER – Extreme fire danger prompted officials Monday to say they are shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado’s most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. National forests and parks in Arizona and New Mexico have already been shut down as precautions. San Juan National Forest officials in southwestern Colorado planned to close hundreds of miles of trails and thousands of miles of back roads to hikers, bikers, horseback riders and campers as soon as Tuesday to prevent the possibility of an abandoned campfire… Read More

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New Mexico, Colorado Wildfires Force Hundreds To Evacuate

(Reuters) – Wildfires stoked by low humidity and high temperatures raged on Saturday in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, threatening nearly 1,900 homes and forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate remote communities, fire officials said. The fires, about 250 miles apart, have consumed more than 17,000 acres between them, officials said. The larger of the two, the so-called Ute Park Fire in Colfax County, New Mexico, was zero percent contained after it doubled in size to more than 16,000 acres on Friday near Cimarron, a town of about 1,100 people northeast of Santa Fe, according to an alert on the New Mexico Fire Information Website. About 300 homes were… Read More

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Colorado horses sold for slaughter, even when rescues want to help

Editor’s Note: Denver7 360 stories explore multiple sides of the topics that matter most to Coloradans, bringing in different perspectives so you can make up your own mind about the issues. To comment on this or other 360 stories, email us at 360@TheDenverChannel.com. See more 360 stories here. FRANKTOWN, Colo. — Colorado animal rescues say they are losing out on opportunities to find new homes for abandoned horses because they have to engage in auction bidding wars with horse traders who intend to sell the animals for slaughter. But horse traders say that’s just how business works and there just aren’t enough rescues to care for all of the unwanted… Read More

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Teens’ experience at Colorado State shows campus reality for Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The teenage brothers — both shy and Native American — had just entered a recreation center on a tour of their dream university when a parent in the group stepped away to call 911. "Their behavior is just really odd," she said from the Colorado State University campus. "They won’t give their names …. They just really stand out." The teens’ quiet disposition and dark clothing were unnerving, the caller told the dispatcher. Campus police responded by pulling them from the tour, patting them down and asking why they didn’t "cooperate" when others asked them questions. Yet for many Native Americans, much of 17-year-old Lloyd Skanahwati and… Read More

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Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy hit by car returns home to Michigan from Colorado rehab facility

Deputy David Hack returns home to Michigan on May 3, 2018. OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Deputy David Hack, an Oakland County Sheriff’s deputy who was hit by a car Jan. 4, is now back in Michigan after spending time at a rehabilitation facility in Colorado. Deputy David Hack was hit by a car while responding to a car crash outside Rochester Adams High School on Jan. 4, 2018. Hack, a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and a school liaison at Rochester Adams High School, was struck while responding to another crash. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and was listed in critical condition after being struck. Deputy David Hack… Read More

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In Colorado, Local Government Searches for the Right Balance on Regulating Drones

A growing number of Colorado’s communities are coming out with rules for the increasingly popular technology. (TNS) — GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. — They have hovered right outside windows, alarming homeowners who are opening the shades in the morning. They’ve buzzed over Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, capturing unauthorized concert footage while perched above thousands of unsuspecting fans. As unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones — multiply in number, more Colorado communities are putting in place regulations to control how and where the devices are used. But crafting those rules is not easy, as cities and towns strive to balance public safety and privacy with a burgeoning consumer industry that one market research… Read More

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Helix TCS, Inc. Announces Record Revenues for 2017

Helix TCS, Inc. Announces Record Revenues for 2017 April 02, 2018 09:00 ET | Source: Helix TCS, Inc. GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO , April 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Helix TCS, Inc. (OTCQB: HLIX), the leading provider of integrated operating environment solutions for the legal cannabis industry, announced its 2017 financial results today. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, Helix generated revenues of $4,029,800, representing 90% growth over 2016 revenues of $2,121,600. Gross profit increased from $286,444 in 2016 to $1,152,776 in 2017, representing an increase in gross margin from 13.5% to 28.6%, respectively. “In 2017, our second full year of operations, Helix continued to deliver on our strategic… Read More

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Colorado student: ‘I can’t vote you back in if I’m dead’

Two Colorado students explain why they chose to spend their spring break at the ‘March for Our Lives.’ About Velshi & Ruhle Hosted by Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle, “Velshi & Ruhle” covers the intersection of business, politics, and the economy. The program focuses on big ideas, innovation, industry disruptors, and what it all means for American workers, consumers, and community influencers. See More Check out more stuff on Yahoo View Source Article

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Northern Colorado, Michigan hope for another celebration

Michigan and Northern Colorado rightfully had wild celebrations after making the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. Now, both will see which team gets the right to celebrate an NCAA Tournament victory. The Wolverines and Bears both achieved their primary objective this season and believe they’re playing with house money when they meet in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday in Waco, Texas. Reaching the NCAA Tournament is a historic occasion for Northern Colorado, which will be making its first-ever trip to the tournament. The Bears enter 26-6 and have won nine straight games, the latest a 91-69 victory over Idaho in the Big Sky tournament final last Saturday. “I am… Read More

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