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American Flight Crew Lost While Fighting Australian Wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) – Investigators say the tanker plane that crashed and killed its three American crew members as they fought wildfires in Australia had just dropped liquid to suppress the flames. The crew members from Montana, Arizona and Florida were … Continue reading

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Privacy for Medical Marijuana Patients is at Risk

SEATTLE (AP) – An internet privacy firm says it was able to access personal information of more than 30,000 medical marijuana patients, recreational pot customers or dispensary employees in several states. The privacy firm was searching for unsecured data online … Continue reading

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A New Regional Firefighting Base in Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – The Colorado Springs Airport and U.S. Forest Service have announced plans to spend $17 million to build a regional firefighting base at the airport. The base will allow air tankers to load retardant to battle fires … Continue reading

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Security Guard will not be Charged in STEM School Shooting

(AP) – A special prosecutor said Friday that a security guard who accidentally injured two students during a shooting at a Colorado school last year will not be criminally charged. The prosecutor says the guard must complete community service. Last … Continue reading

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Suspect in Deadly Accident Facing Felony Charges

RIFLE—The young man who was behind the wheel in yesterday’s deadly accident in Rifle is now behind bars. 19 year old Chayton James Reynolds of Rifle is facing felony charges of vehicular homicide and careless driving resulting in death.  According … Continue reading

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Silt Man Identified in Fatal Highway 6 Accident

RIFLE—The man who was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver Wednesday morning in Rifle was from the local area. According to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire, 50 year old Robert Baumwoll’s last known address was in Silt. Glassmire … Continue reading

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Former Aspen Skiing Company Executive Headed to Prison for Theft

ASPEN—Former Aspen Skiing Company executive and city councilman Derek Johnson is going to prison for theft.  Johnson was sentenced yesterday in Pitkin County District Court to six years behind bars for stealing equipment and merchandise from SkiCo and reselling the … Continue reading

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Colorado Oil & Gas Company Pays Settlement

DENVER—A major player in the oil and gas industry with rigs in the Piceance Basin has reached a financial settlement for allegedly violating air pollution laws. KP Kauffman Company of Denver has agreed with federal and state authorities to pay … Continue reading

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Health Care Alliance Offers Solutions to High Costs

Glenwood Springs—The solution to the skyrocketing cost of health care in Colorado may have been found by a Summit County-based non-profit organization.  Peak Health Alliance started out small over a year ago but has rapidly grown as more communities have … Continue reading

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Rifle Trash & Recycling Costs Going Up

Rifle—Rifle residents are going to pay a little more this year for trash pick up and recycling.  The city council approved a 4.5% price increase for the services of Mountain Waste and Recycling.  Doug Goldsmith with Mountain Waste says it’s … Continue reading

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