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Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines

Its just another sign Glenwood Springs and the surrounding region is growing fast. Glenwood Springs sales tax revenue increased nearly 9 percent in the first 11 months of 2005 over the same period in 2004. But sales in some categories, most notably building materials and supplies, increased more than 30 percent over the previous year. December numbers were unavailable at press time.

The state Water Quality Control Commission upheld its authority to regulate storm water runoff at oil and gas construction sites Tuesday, despite opposition by energy companies and trade associations. At hearings held Monday and Tuesday, the commission reconsidered its April 2005 decision requiring storm water management plans and discharge permits for all drilling sites in the state that disturb from one to five acres of land. The commission has regulated larger sites under a separate rule since 1992.Two trade groups, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association and the Colorado Petroleum Association, filed suit against the commission last year, arguing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission already regulated storm water runoff.

Fill er up on YouthZone Wednesday at Jimmys 66 and your buck will do more than top off the tank in your vehicle. Five cents of the cost of every gallon purchased with cash or a check on any Wednesday at the 13th Street and Grand Avenue gas station will be donated to YouthZone, a nonprofit helping local youth.Gas station owner Marvin Claridge said he and his wife Esther decided to donate the money as a way to give back to the community. Claridge said he chose YouthZone because he thinks it is one of the most visible organizations in the community.

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