The Medano Fire in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve has been burning for over a month…Republican Party Chair Michael Steele is heading to Colorado afterall. The announcement comes one day after pulling out of the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he was supposed to appear today…and, US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is in Denver to discuss how women are influencing the economy during a forum with other world figures. Tomorrow, Solis is expected to visit Pueblo Community College.

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