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Salmonella outbreak tied to raw turkey expands with 63 more illnesses
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Sixty-three more people have been infected with salmonella linked to raw turkey products in an outbreak that began in November 2017, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. There have been 279 reported cases of salmonella associated with raw turkey in 41 states and the District of Columbia as of December 21. Of those, […]

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Conundrum Hot Springs overnight camping permits are available starting Friday
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Overnight camping permits at the Conundrum Hot Springs for the first half of the summer will be available starting Friday, the White River National Forest supervisor’s office announced Wednesday. The permits for April 1 through July 31 will be available for reservation starting at 8 a.m. Friday. Reservations must be made at recreation.gov. Details on […]

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Nearly 4.6 million visited Rocky Mountain National Park in 2018, breaking another record
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Despite ongoing efforts to manage congestion fueled by Front Range population growth, Rocky Mountain National Park saw a record number of visitors last year. The 104-year-old park drew 4,590,492 visitors in 2018, a 3.5 percent increase over 2017. The National Park Service’s annual ranking of the top 10 national parks has been delayed by the […]

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CDC: This year’s flu shot is less than 50 percent effective in preventing infection
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ATLANTA — Don’t let your guard down: The U.S. flu season is expected to continue for several more weeks, with activity across the nation now elevated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. A flu shot is still recommended for those who have neglected to get one, but the CDC estimated this year’s vaccine’s […]

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Want to buy an old ski area? Greeley’s Sharktooth is for sale.
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By Anne Delaney, The Greeley Tribune The Sharktooth Ski Area, a beloved Greeley winter recreation spot in the 1970s and 1980s, is up for sale. The price? A cool $1.4 million. The 18.54-acre residential property now called Sharktooth Retreat includes two homes, a metal 60-foot-by-60-foot fully insulated outbuilding plus memorabilia in a mini-museum from the ski area, ice […]

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Watermelon water recalled because of possible plastic pieces
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A company recalling its watermelon water over concerns it contains plastic. “World Waters LLC” is voluntarily recalling a total of 18 lots of the original watermelon-flavored water 12-packs sent to retailers, including Walmart, between December and February. The company says soft plastic may be loosely floating in some products and the plastic could be a choking […]

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10 winter hikes near Denver where you can try to avoid the snow
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There’s a certain beauty to a winter hike: the peaceful hush, the absence of crowds, the white blanket evenly laid across boulders, trees and the trail. On the other hand, hiking in snow can double your time on the trail, leave you chilly and possibly craving an easier, drier hike. One great thing about living […]

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