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Update: Fire danger very high as officials respond to multiple small blaze

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s A firefighting helicopter draws water from Dillon Reservoir on Friday, June 11, to drop on the nearby Straight Creek Fire. Photo by Elaine Collins No structures are threatened by fire near Interstate 70 Three small wildfires in less than 24 hours have Summit County fire officials worried. Things got started Thursday, June 10, when local fire districts increased the fire danger level from low to very high — something Summit Fire & EMS spokesperson Steve Lipsher said he has never seen. “In one day, we jumped three levels; we skipped moderate and high,” Lipsher said Thursday. “… Our humidity...

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10 Things To Remember As A Dad Raising Girls

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When you’re the father of a little girl, or a troupe of little girls, people will always be asking you if you want to try for boys as well. Don’t let them get you down: Dads aren’t just for boys, and you can enjoy raising a girl just as much, if not more. Still, it can be a bit scary to have a girl on your hands, maybe even a little intimidating if you always imagined you be the father of sons. So, here are some little things to remember. 1. Don’t Be Afraid To Wipe via 9Monate When the...

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Review: A Pair of Pears and an Orange

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There's a saying that two's company, but three's a crowd.In A Pair of Pears and an Orange, however, although three may seem a crowd, there's a positive message about making friends and learning to work and play together.Big Pear and Little Pear love spending time together. They play table tennis, have fun on playground equipment, and ride a tandem bike.So when someone new shows up, and they are asked to make room for a third, Big Pear isn't as certain as Little Pear about welcoming a new friend.Orange's presence changes things. The games the two pears used to play together don't...

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Classical Up Close 7: Brass & sass

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Garage band: Horn player Joe Berger (left), trumpeter Jeffrey Work (center) and tuba player Ja’Ttik Clark in front of garage door. Photo: Joe Cantrell Classical Up Close’s June series of free, casual, intimate neighborhood concerts in and around Portland entered the home stretch on Wednesday and Thursday with a pair of shows that shifted from trumpets to tango and brass to sass. Wednesday’s concert, beneath a brooding but ultimately benevolent sky on the driveway of trumpeter Jeffrey Work’s Southwest Portland home, was a brassy sort of thing. It featured Work, principal trumpeter of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra; and four fellow...

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How to Maximize Wall Space in Your Garage

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Your Wall Township, NJ garage is not supposed to be the cluttered, catch-all storage space for anything you don’t use. It should serve as a well-organized place to store items, park your car, and work on hobby projects.  If you’re worried about floor space, look to the walls! After you plan out your custom garage layout, determine which storage options work the best for your space. Some options that work well include: Built-In Cabinets Slatwall Racks Basic Hooks Sports Equipment Storage Bike Racks Overhead Storage If you’re ready to have a neatly organized garage and gain the floor space you...

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