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Sheriff: Boy kills stepfather during Colorado camping trip

Jul. 1, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager shot and killed his stepfather as the man fought with the boy's mother during a camping trip in northern Colorado. Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says the 14-year-old boy shot his 57-year-old stepfather in the back with a .22-caliber rifle in...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photograph, Josh Taylor guides a calf into a holding pen during branding day at the Stanko Ranch outside Steamboat Springs, Colo. (John Russell/Steamboat Pilot & Today via AP)

Northern Colorado ranch continues cattle branding tradition

Jun. 14, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The air around the Stanko Ranch just outside of Steamboat Springs is filled with the dust created by moving cattle, the clanking of steel gates and the steady drone of calves calling out for their mothers. The noises are nothing new for longtime rancher Jim Stanko, who knows...

Colorado sheriff says protests are political, not about race

Jun. 11, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff said on social media that demonstrations around the country were not about race but were incited to create chaos during an election year. “This nonsense our country is experiencing has nothing to do with race,” wrote Routt County Sheriff...

Colorado coal mine to furlough more than half its workforce

May. 19, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — More than half of the workforce at a Colorado coal mine will be furloughed at different stages over a four-week period amid the coronavirus pandemic, company officials said. Twentymile Coal Company’s Foidel Creek Mine in Oak Creek has continued operations with limited...