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Fatality rollover in canyon

  Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County.  One person died and three people were injured in a rollover accident in Boulder Canyon on Tuesday afternoon. About 4:30 p.m. the report of a rollover ...
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Accidents, rescues, recoveries

Barbara Lawlor, Peak to Peak.   It was a picture perfect Colorado weekend in the mountains, clear blue skies, snow glistening on the peaks, creeks running, wildflowers and quaking ...
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NFPD douses car fire

Barbara Lawlor, Boulder County. They were coming up Boulder Canyon Saturday afternoon before the heat of the day began to cool down in the canyon shadows, when the driver of the vehicle ...
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Structure fire caused by candle

  Barbara Lawlor, Wondervu. A fire ignited by a candle in a wood shed next to a Wondervu home destroyed most of the building. What was left standing sustained smoke and water damage. Coal ...
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Spring Wildfire Preparedness and a Challenge

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County. Even though we just got a beautifully wet spring snow, it’s time to think about getting ready for fire season. This early moisture ...
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Wounded Without Weapons: Documenting first-responder PTSD

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland. You’re driving up Boulder Canyon, eager to get home, when you round a curve and see a line of cars stopped in the road. It’s hot and you are in ...
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Explosion, fire destroy Gilpin home

     Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County. Quick action by a neighbor saved a Gilpin County man when his home erupted in flames Sunday morning. Ryan Erickson was inside his Chalet Drive ...
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Getting victims out of crashes

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Timberline Volunteer Recruitment & Open House

Jennifer Hinderman, Gilpin County. What if No One Answered the Call? A snow storm breaks out unexpectedly in the Timberline District. A fireplace causes a home to catch fire. Cars ...