3:26pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Parks & Rec

RMNP Proposes Raising Fees For Entry, Camping And More

Rocky Mountain National Park's Grand Lake Entrance station.
daveynin Creative Commons

For the first time since 2008, Rocky Mountain National Park is considering a bevy of fee increases on everything from camp sites to entrance fees.

Under the proposed changes, the weeklong entrance pass would change from $20 to $30. Park officials would introduce a day-use pass at the $20 level. The annual park pass would increase from $40 to $50. By 2017, the price for an annual pass would be $60.

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1:58pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

Colorado Key Races Still Close, New Poll Finds Parties Bolstering Their Bases

Senator Mark Udall, Congressman Cory Gardner, Bob Beauprez, and Governor John Hickenlooper from left to right.

A new poll finds Colorado's Governor and Senate races remain close. Republican Cory Garner is still ahead of Democrat Mark Udall in the Senate race, but the gap has closed to 3 points, with 46 percent for Gardener, and 43 percent for Udall. The governor's race remains a statistical dead heat between Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper and Republican Bob Beauprez, with 45 percent in favor of Hickelooper and 44 percent for Beauprez.

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6:14am

Tue October 21, 2014

5:00am

Tue October 21, 2014
Health

To Reduce Lyme Disease In Humans, Fort Collins Researcher Wants To Vaccinate Mice

Laboratory mice eating oral vaccine that protects them from Lyme disease bacteria.
Division of Vector-borne Diseases, CDC

It begins with a rash – red, and expanding. Then, exhaustion. Joints ache as if with arthritis. There may be a headache, fever, chills. If it goes untreated, the arthritis can last years. Even worse, the brain may be affected, leading to shooting pains and tingling limbs, or even memory loss.

These are the symptoms of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that affects around 300,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is no human vaccine for Lyme, but now a CDC researcher has developed a new way to fight the troublesome disease: by vaccinating the mice that carry it. 

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5:00am

Tue October 21, 2014
Colorado Votes 2014

Amendment 67 Seeks To Add The Unborn To The Definition of Person And Child

One of this November's statewide ballot questions may look familiar to Coloradans. For the third time since 2008 voters will decide the fate of an amendment dealing with the issue of personhood. This time around supporters are taking a different approach.

Amendment 67 would change the state's criminal code and wrongful death act to include the term "unborn human beings" when referring to a "person" or "child."

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