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SILVERTON - Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., made a stop in Silverton on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 4, and promised to pressure the Forest Service and BLM to devote more resources to the increasingly popular Alpine Loop. Gardner, facing a likely tough re-election fight next year, heard from Sheriff Bruce Conrad, who explained how his staff and other emergency services are burdened with theā€¦

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