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Weeks after a Colorado woman first tried bobsledding, she made the U.S. national team
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Sylvia Hoffman of Colorado Springs went to a tryout last June in a contest to find America’s Next Olympic Hopeful. Now she is a member of USA Bobsled’s women’s national team with hopes of competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics. When Sylvia Hoffman showed up at a 24 Hour Fitness gym in Aurora last June […]

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Study: Opioids are killing more children and teens, too
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WASHINGTON — A growing number of children and adolescents in the United States are dying from opioid poisonings, a study shows. Nearly 9,000 pediatric deaths were attributed to opioids from 1999 through 2016, according to a report published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. During that 18-year span, the mortality rate for youth because […]

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Crested Butte is now on the Epic Pass so we headed over to see how it’s doing
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MT. CRESTED BUTTE — Things were different back in the good old days. When it came time to hit the slopes, my wife and I bought discounted lift tickets at the local supermarket. Prices were less than what a slope-side burger-and-beer lunch costs these days, and we could choose any ski area we wanted. With […]

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Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms
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ATLANTA — Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113 percent each year from 2013 […]

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Evergreen Lake expected to open to ice skating Friday
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EVERGREEN — The ice skating rink on Evergreen Lake could open as soon as Friday, according to the Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD). Employees are flooding the rink with water to increase the thickness of the ice to be around 12 inches. EPRD said it can’t use machinery, like the Zamboni, until the ice […]

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Winter Park Resort’s new gondola officially opened Thursday
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By McKenna Harford, Ski-Hi News After months of anticipation, Winter Park Resort opened its new 10-person Gondola Thursday afternoon, just in time for the busiest weekend at the resort. Steve Hurlbert, director of public relations and communications for the resort, said the opening has been a long time coming and the words relieved and excited […]

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Study: Drinking alcohol, coffee linked to living past 90
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IRVINE, Calif. — People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee and are overweight in their 70s live longer, according to a study. Researchers at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders started a study in 2003 to see what makes people live past 90 years old. “More than 1,600 […]

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