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Posted on December 4, 2010 at 5:07 PM

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GRAND JUNCTION — Law-enforcement authorities in western Colorado are assessing the damage from a major security breach that exposed employees' personal information, names of confidential informants and investigative files to public view on the Internet. The Mesa County Sheriff's Department says its files include information on up to 200,000 people, but it's not yet clear how many of them were included in data that was posted on an Internet site that was accessible without a password.


— PASTOR-SEX CHARGE — Ex-youth pastor charged with child sex assault.

— ROBBERY SUSPECT KILLED — Police: Suspect killed after robbery was unarmed.

— CU-DENTRISTY DEATH — CU pays $150,000 to family after death of patient.

— COLO SLAYING INDICTMENT — New charge for Colorado Springs slaying suspect.



STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — An example of hope during economic booms and resilient entrepreneurship during economic busts sits atop a hill in southeast Hayden. Francis and Ruth Abate are the owners of Create a Stir, a 1,000-square-foot facility that offers hourly rentals of a sparkling, commercial-grade kitchen on Enterprise Street in the west Routt County town. Francis Abate said plans for the building and the business began in 2007. The land is part of Yampa Valley View business park and costs about $80,000, he said. Construction of the 2,800-square-foot building cost about $300,000. By Mike Lawrence, Steamboat Pilot & Today.

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FORT MORGAN — When the buzzer sounds in the Morgan County ambulance station, it's another chance to save a life in the rural farm and ranch community. It's also another chance to lose some serious money. By Michael Booth, The Denver Post.

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ASPEN — Two Aspen businessmen have made a proposal to Pitkin County that they believe could revolutionize how private aircraft are serviced at airports across the country. Cliff Runge and Andrew Doremus want to start a second full-service business at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport for private airplanes — providing everything from fuel to ramp space and a humble terminal. Runge and Doremus want to start a relatively small fixed-base operation, or FBO, as service centers for private aircraft are called, that would require only a small amount of construction of new facilities. By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times.

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TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning try to put an ugly road loss to Boston behind them, returning home to face the Colorado Avalanche. Game starts 7:30 p.m.


BEAVER CREEK — Georg Streitberger of Austria has won a World Cup super-G race on a day when Bode Miller and three other top Americans skied off the course. Streitberger finished the demanding Birds of Prey run in 1 minute, 17.18 seconds, edging Adrien Theaux of France by 0.11 seconds. Didier Cuche of Switzerland was third. By Sports Writer Pat Graham.

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