Breaking News: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Colorado sending 20 fire engines to California wildfires

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado is sending 20 fire engines to California to help fight the wildfires that have been devastating the state. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the engines and firefighters from 20 agencies from around the state are leaving Monday. They will be staged in Chino. A second group of fire engines from Colorado could follow later this week.  ...


Head Start forced to move out after asbestos discovery

By The AP

IGNACIO — A Head Start program on a southern Colorado American Indian reservation unexpectedly closed after asbestos was discovered in a crawl space, leaving about 95 families scrambling to find day care and other services for their children. The Durango Herald reports the program in Ignacio was forced to move early last week after the Southern Ute Indian Tribe closed the building where it was housed. The program hopes to reopen by the end of this week, if not sooner, said Eileen ...


Death of man found at Colorado house fire investigated

By The AP

BAYFIELD — Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old man who was found unresponsive inside a house that burned in southern Colorado. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Sunday the victim was found in the early morning hours on Friday inside the residence on County Road 516. The man was later pronounced dead and identified by the county coroner as Jeremiah Lee. No cause of death had been determined. Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina says ...


Al Michaels sorry for ‘Sunday Night Football’ Weinstein joke

By The AP

DENVER — NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during “Sunday Night Football.” Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were “coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein.” His on-air partner Cris Collinsworth replied with a laugh and told Michaels “only my L.A. guy comes up with that one.” The comment ...


As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

By The AP

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places. People were being allowed to go back home in areas no longer in ...


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