News for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Wildfire burns an estimated 300 acres in Routt County

Weather prompts red flag warning for western Colorado

Area fire officials said Wednesday morning that they were nearing full containment of the Middle Creek Ranch wildfire. A red flag warning is in effect today, meaning high temperatures and sustained winds could lead to increased fire activity.

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Rockfall mitigation continues at Mount Harris Canyon

Crews have removed boulders as large as 6 feet by 6 feet since the Colorado Department of Transportation started a major rockfall prevention project last week along U.S. Highway 40 in the canyon between Steamboat Springs and Hayden.

Lance Scranton: The remedy of ‘I’m sorry’

I was looking out my front window last week and mentioned to my wife, Nadine, that our neighbor’s mailbox looked like it was broken. We soon learned some of our local teens had been connected to some destructive choices over spring break. I began thinking about what would possess teenagers to commit random acts of mailbox mischief and then I remembered something: Many years ago as I was making my way through the choppy waters of high school, I did something really stupid. But the lesson I learned was unforgettable and helped me understand the effect my actions have on others.