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OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SUED BY FISH HABITAT

DURANGO. (AP) – A fish habitat in Durango has filed a lawsuit against oil and gas companies they blame for a 2014 fish die-off. Little Fishes Wildlife Habitat says contaminated runoff from nearby well pads seeped into ponds and killed the rainbow trout.  SG Interests is one of the companies named in the lawsuit.

GRAND JUNCTION SCHOOL DISTRICT GETTING HEAT OVER CHRISTIAN FLIER

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) –  Grand Junction school district 51 says an email sent to students about a Christian event for young girls was sent out because it met the district’s standards. Parents are upset after a flier promoting an event called “Wake Up Sleeping Beauty: Worship At His Feet” was sent to students. The event encourages girls to stay pure while looking for love. The school district says the flier was sent out by a service called Peach Jar. The service allows anyone to send out information to parents and school district officials say they cannot discriminate against any particular group.

BODY RECOVERED AT ST. MARY’S GLACIER

DENVER (AP) – Authorities recovered the body of a Denver-area man who went missing while hiking near St. Mary’s Glacier. The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office says rescuers found the body of Todd Musselman covered in snow near avalanche debris at St. Mary’s Glacier on Saturday. Mussleman was reported missing a week ago after he failed to return home from a hike.

EFFORT UNDERWAY TO PRESERVE HISTORIC STEAMBOAT SKI JUMP

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – Officials in Steamboat Springs are struggling to find money to make sure the historic Howelsen Hill ski area remains open, along with its iconic ski jumping complex and training ground for winter athletes. City officials are concerned about costly repair bills, caused by small landslides.

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