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Want to live a truly “remote” lifestyle?

Want to live a truly “remote” lifestyle? By “remote,” we don’t mean working wherever there’s Wi-Fi — we mean living off the grid. With the pandemic far from over, there’s no better time to isolate yourself. But a self-reliant lifestyle isn’t possible everywhere in America. To help you find your remote slice of heaven, LawnStarter ranked 2022’s Best States to Live Off the Grid.We compared all 50 states across 21 key factors — from off-grid legality and average per-acre cost of farmland to climate and crime rate.See the five best (and five worst) statesRead More


Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

DENVER, Colo– Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 2 Coordinated Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  To date, 313,372 ballots have been returned.  “Colorado historically has been engaged in the state’s elections, and we expect that will continue,” said Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.  “With more available drop boxes statewide than ever before, along with nearly 150 voting centers, it’s accessible to make sure your voice is heard in our democracy.”  Drop boxes and VSPCsRead More


Colorado State Patrol Delivers a Heartwarming Halloween Message

Annual Parody Highlights Responsibilities of Motorists (COLORADO) – Do you remember what Halloween was like as a kid? The Colorado State Patrol sure does and we suspect that Steve from Blues Clues’ remembers as well. That’s why Steve, a.k.a. Trooper Josh Lewis, is delivering a special video message this Halloween to remind drivers of the responsibilities we all have while behind the wheel. Slowing down and scanning the road are good tips while driving through any neighborhood or busy downtown areas, but particularly important on a high pedestrian night filledRead More


Air Quality Health Advisory for Blowing Dust

Issued for large portions of eastern Colorado Issued at 12:30 PM MDT, Tuesday October 26, 2021 Issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Affected Area: Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, Prowers, Baca and eastern parts of Adams, Arapahoe and Las Animas counties. Locations include, but are not limited to, Fort Morgan, Sterling, Julesburg, Holyoke, Akron, Wray, Kiowa, Limon, Hugo, Burlington, Cheyenne Wells, Ordway, Eads, La Junta, Las Animas, Lamar, Springfield, Deer Trail, Agate, and Kim. Advisory inRead More


Pumpkin Nuts: Find your happy place to enjoy the best Great Pumpkin theme 2021!

Pumpkin nuts (not to be confused with the “pumpkin nut” latte from Starbucks) need somewhere to enjoy the Great Pumpkin this fall, but where? LawnStarter ranked 2021’s Best Cities for Pumpkin Lovers ahead of Halloween and National Pumpkin Day on Oct. 26.We compared nearly 200 of the biggest U.S. cities, looking for easy access to pumpkin patches, lots of pumpkin-related events, and high community interest.We also searched for cities with plenty of bakeries and coffee shops, where you might be lucky enough to find delicious pumpkin treats and pumpkin spice lattes.FindRead More


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Strasburg plays in State Softball Tournament Friday

by Steven Vetter,  Managing Editor The Strasburg Lady Indians have been seeded 10th in the 3A bracket heading into the Colorado State Softball Championships at Complex A of the Aurora Sports Complex this weekend, Oct. 22-23. The troops of head coach Michelle Woodard will play its first-round game at 12:15 p.m. against seventh-seeded Fort Lupton. If they win, the Indians will advance to the quarterfinals at approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday against No. 2 Eaton or No. 15 Peak to Peak. The semifinals and finals are slated for Saturday. All championshipRead More


Launch scheduled for 5:34 a.m. EDT Saturday.

By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) _ Attention asteroid aficionados: NASA is set to launch a series of spacecraft to visit and even bash some of the solar system’s most enticing space rocks. The robotic trailblazer named Lucy is up first, blasting off this weekend on a 12-year cruise to swarms of asteroids out near Jupiter _ unexplored time capsules from the dawn of the solar system. And yes, there will be diamonds in the sky with Lucy, on one of its science instruments, as wellRead More


Adams County re-doing commissioner districts; public meetings next week

by Steven Vetter, Managing Editor Efforts to redistrict Adams County Commissioner districts is ongoing and includes three more public meetings next week. The meeting that will more specifically address the proposed maps for District 5, which includes the I-70 Corridor, is set from 6-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at the Brighton Armory, 300 Strong St., Brighton. The four map options are available for in-person viewing at 4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton, or on the county’s website at adcogov.org/redistricting. Comments can be submitted until Oct. 22 to .


CPW collects over 1.1 million eggs during its brown trout spawning operation

Tyler Swarr, aquatic biologist for CPW, holds up a brown trout from Antero Reservoir on Wednesday, Oct. 6 when officials conducted the brown trout spawn there in South Park (photo by Jason Clay/CPW) FAIRPLAY, Colo. – Each fall, brown trout spawn in the mountain creeks and rivers across Colorado. It is also when aquatic biologists, hatchery staff, wildlife officers and volunteers for Colorado Parks and Wildlife come together to conduct its annual brown trout spawning operation at North Delaney Butte Lake and Antero Reservoir.A quota is set to collect theRead More