Getting Back What You Lost — Rebuilding In A Wildfire Zone

The drywall is finally ready to go up at Paul Lowenthal's new house, just outside Santa Rosa, Calif. After going through the most destructive blaze in California history, his long rebuilding process is almost done. Fueled by extreme winds, Sonoma County's Tubbs Fire last year killed 22 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes and buildings. Since then, the community has banded together to pick up the pieces. But it's also been grappling with a tough question — one that faces fire-ravaged...

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Kanye West just made news with his hard-to-follow tweets on the 13th amendment. Meanwhile, Colorado is focused on possibly changing a state version of this centuries-old law.

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This week Hal takes a "vested" interest in space rocks of all kinds.

Have you ever touched a rock that was not of this Earth? If you visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, you may well have stood in line to touch the moon rock they have on display in the great hall. But other than that, have you touched a moon rock? A rock from Mars? Or even an asteroid?

Well, maybe.

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A Southern Colorado pioneer is set to be inducted into the Colorado Latino Hall of Fame this month. Maria Teresita Sandoval, an early settler in the area, is being recognized for her role in founding the city of Pueblo.

One of the last secrets from the Watergate scandal could soon be revealed.

A federal judge in Washington has ordered the National Archives to review key documents that have remained under seal for 44 years and prepare for their release.

Those papers, known as the "road map," helped advance the impeachment effort aimed at then-President Richard Nixon.

They've been under wraps since then but scholars say they're newly relevant today as President Trump faces down a different investigation.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper weighed in Friday on the future of an embattled Democratic lawmaker, along with some other hot topics at an impromptu press conference at the State Capitol.

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A promise of increased funding earlier this year is anticipated to expedite cleanup at the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo, and a new contractor will be taking over the work.

A printing error is keeping some Colorado voters from studying up on statewide ballot items this election season.

The error caused some of the state's voting guides, known as blue books, to be printed without some of the pages.

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Vicki Christiansen was sworn in this morning as Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. She’s only the second female to serve in this role in its 113-year history.

  • THEATREWORKS performance of “A Raisin in the Sun” continues this weekend, and thru October 21, at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • The International Blues Competition Winners Showcase will be held tonight at Stargazers Theatre and Event Center, beginning at 7 p.m. 
  • Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., the dynamic string quintet SYBARITE5 will present compositions by their favorite composers and friends during their performance at the Ent Center for the Arts.
  • This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fort Carson will host its annual Oktoberfest celebration, and gates 1 and 20 will be open to the public beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • Find out more about these and other events at
  • The Peak Radar Minute is made possible by the Tiemens Foundation

Dave Huhn is a sheriff's deputy for Montezuma County, Colo., a stretch of sagebrush mesas and sandstone cliffs bordering Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, home to Mesa Verde National Park, where ancestral Puebloans' cliff dwellings still stand.

Huhn specializes in the complex world of water law. His job has become more important in this region after a series of hot, dry summers have made farmers more desperate for water, and more willing to steal it or go to battle over it.


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