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2008-05-05 21:00:13

The owner of a Colorado snowmelt diversion ditch agreed Monday to pay $9 million to repair damage done to Rocky Mountain National Park when it breached. The U.S. Department of Justice and the National Park Service said the owner of the Grand River Ditch, Water Supply and Storage Co., agreed to the fine, levied to fund an environmental clean-up effort in the Kawuneeche Valley at the headwaters of the Colorado River. The ditch ruptured at an elevation of 10,175 feet in May 2003, sending...

2006-11-02 03:00:19

By Bodeen, Chuck FLY THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ON YOUR COMPUTER Suppose you live near Denver, Colo., and you keep your Cessna 172 at Centennial Airport (APA). It's a nice spring day, and you're beckoned by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains to the west. What's the best route for a trip to Leadville Lake County Airport (LXV) and Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)? Frank Cohen and Chuck Gensler at the Aspen Flying Club (www.aspen flyingclub.com) have been kind enough to share their routes with...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.