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Rockies decline $12M option for infielder Daniel Murphy

Oct. 28, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies declined infielder Daniel Murphy’s $12 million option on Wednesday, bringing a close to his two-year stint with the team. Murphy will receive a $6 million buyout. The 35-year-old never really flourished at hitter-friendly Coors Field after signing a $24 million,...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows light snow at Division X of Cameron Peak Fire at the Rocky Mountain Park in Colo. Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire in the park, forcing the evacuation of Estes Park, the gateway town at its eastern edge, temperatures dropped and no fire growth was expected, Noel Livingston, incident commander of the East Troublesome Fire, said. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Crews assess damages for Colorado's second-largest wildfire

Oct. 26, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Wildfire damage assessment was expected to begin Monday for the towns and cities affected by Colorado's second-largest recorded wildfire which caused evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park. Weekend snow and cold weather has tamed the fire’s growth and will help crews on...

In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, photo released by the U.S. Forest Service shows light snow at Division X of Cameron Peak Fire at the Rocky Mountain Park in Colo. Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire in the park, forcing the evacuation of Estes Park, the gateway town at its eastern edge, temperatures dropped and no fire growth was expected, Noel Livingston, incident commander of the East Troublesome Fire, said. (U.S. Forest Service via AP)

Snow, cold weather puts damper on Colorado wildfire

Oct. 25, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Snow and cold weather on Sunday put a damper on a wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate in northern Colorado and burned part of Rocky Mountain National Park, but fire officials warned it would not be enough to put out the blaze. A day after strong winds helped push the fire...

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis comforts Irene Galicia-Coleman with a hug, who is a resident of Grand Lake and was evacuated from her home earlier this week, during a visit with evacuees of the East Troublesome fire at The Vintage Hotel in Winter Park, Colo., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. The East Troublesome fire exploded into the second largest wildfire in the state's recorded history, causing thousands of residents to evacuate. (Chancey Bush/The Gazette via AP)

Thousands forced to flee Colorado's second-largest wildfire

Oct. 24, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A mandatory evacuation order has sent thousands of people fleeing from their homes near Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado as wildfire officials on Saturday brace for wind gusts up to 55 mph (89 kph). All of Estes Park, which has a population of 6,400 people, and nearby...

Melanie Luther embraces her two daughters Julie and Alex after reuniting with them and her husband Bryan Luther after all three were stranded in Estes Park when the city was evacuated due to the East Troublesome Fire, now the second largest in Colorado history, at The Dam Store along U.S. Highway 34 near Loveland, Colo., on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Bethany Baker/The Coloradoan via AP)

Colorado wildfire becomes second largest in state history

Oct. 23, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-largest wildfire in state history was most likely caused by human activity, Gov. Jared Polis said Friday. The East Troublesome fire which forced nearby evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park took over 265 square miles (686 square kilometers) — an area...

High winds fuel fire near Rocky Mountain National Park

Oct. 22, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A fire that closed Rocky Mountain National Park and forced nearby residents to flee their homes has grown to 265 square miles (686 square kilometers), authorities said Thursday night. Noel Livingston, incident commander for the East Troublesome Fire, said during a community meeting that the...

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows a natural color photo of Mountain Ridge Road and Foothills Ranch Drive, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, after the CalWood Fire burned through the area, west of Longmont, Colo., in Boulder County. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Some 3,000 firefighters fight to contain Colorado wildfires

Oct. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It’s a snapshot from hell: A group of firefighters brace themselves against a furious wind blowing dust and debris and fanning flames in a reddish-orange Martian landscape that is all too real for crews battling several dangerous wildfires in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming....

Aramark to lay off 975 in Colorado, most at Coors Field

Oct. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A large food service contractor has announced plans to lay off 975 workers in Colorado, most of whom work at Coors Field and are responsible for concession stands that were closed during the season. Aramark informed the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on Tuesday that the company...

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows a natural color photo of the Lake of the Pines neighborhood and Allens Lake, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, before the CalWood Fire, west of Longmont, Colo., in Boulder County. (Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies via AP)

People warned to reduce driving because of Colorado fires

Oct. 21, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — People in Colorado's most populated region were being asked Tuesday to limit driving to avoid making air pollution caused by smoke wildfires even worse. The state health department issued the warning for the Denver and Boulder metro areas because of three fires burning in the area,...

In this photo provided by Shannon Kiss, smoke from the CalWood Fire billows, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, as seen from Gunbarrel, Colo. (Shannon Kiss via AP)

Many homes likely lost in north-central Colorado fires

Oct. 18, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 people were forced to flee from a fast-moving fire in north-central Colorado and authorities believe a large number of homes were destroyed. The CalWood Fire started around noon Saturday near the Cal-Wood Education Center, which is about 17 miles (27 kilometers) from...