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Fort Hays State University Awards Scholarships

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Local students are among the winners of general academic scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

This final listing includes some students who have won additional scholarships since being recognized earlier in the year for awards presented to them at FHSU Student Recognition Programs.

Colorado students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Those in eastern Colorado:

5 Earthquakes in Colorado this Week - Latest Near Rangely

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After a series of earthquakes in April, Rangely, in Rio Blanco county, is again the site of a series of quakes that began Thursday morning.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the first quake, measuring 2. 5 on the Richter scale, occurred just before 3:00 a.m. Thursday. It was centered 2.5 miles north of Rangely at a depth of two miles.

The second earthquake was centered in the same area at a depth of about 3.5 miles. It occurred just before 2:00 p.m. and measured 2.4 on the scale.

48 People in Colorado Suspected of Double Voting

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A study that examined 11.5 million voter records between five states, including Colorado, uncovered 112 instances of possible improper voting in the 2016 presidential election. 

Ten people who voted in Colorado are suspected of casting two ballots within the state, while 38 people who voted in Colorado may also have voted in one of the other four states. 

Governor Hickenlooper Calls Special Session for Marijuana Tax

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced Thursday that he was calling a special session of the General Assembly - the state's law-making body.

The session is intended to address issues discovered after the passage of Senate Bill 17-267 earlier this year. That bill consolidated two sales taxes on marijuana into a single tax. At the same time - apparently unintentionally - the bill prevented several of the state's special districts and other governing bodies from collecting their own sales tax on retail marijuana.

Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered for Firefighter

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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Thursday, September 14, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Arvada Firefighter Lieutenant Jim Schaefer. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Schaefer, 58, died on September 10 after a courageous battle with cancer. He served as a member of Arvada Fire for more than 20 years, most recently as Lieutenant at Station 3. Schaefer loved serving the people of Arvada.  He is survived by his wife, three adult children, his mother, sisters and numerous nephews and nieces.

Hunting Tips - High-Altitude Survival

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Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods. 

Hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. And in the Rockies, weather can change quickly with fast-moving storms dumping a couple of feet of snow in just a few hours. 

3.8 Earthquake Near Trinidad Sunday Morning

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The United States Geological Survey reports that an earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter Scale occurred Sunday at 2:34 a.m.

The quake was centered 26 miles southwest of Trinidad in Las Animas county near where a 3.7 earthquake occurred Friday morning. That quake was located just south of the Colorado-New Mexico border.

Two people reported feeling Sunday's quake. No reports of damage have been received.