Morning haze of smoke

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Smoke from the Brian Head fire in south central Utah is what’s causing the orange skies in western Colorado, the officials at the U.S. Weather Service say.
A shift in the wind pattern is expected to clear out the smoke by this evening.

Strangers to the rescue

A crowd of good Samaritans helped saved lives and homes after a horrific wreck on Interstate 70 Tuesday afternoon.



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