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One driver was injured during a fiery three-car accident that tied up traffic on Midland Avenue at West Meadows Drive for more than an hour Monday afternoon.At about 12:30 p.m. a black Volkswagen Jetta rear-ended a sport utility vehicle with a gasoline can attached to its rear while the SUV and two other cars were stopped at the West Meadows Drive stoplight in the eastbound lane of Midland Avenue, said Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Bill Kimminau.The driver of the Jetta allegedly reached to grab her cellular phone when she hit the SUV, causing gasoline from the SUVs external can to spill, Kimminau said. Police speculate that the Jettas plastic gas tank may have also ruptured, spilling gas, he said.Police dont know what caused the gasoline to ignite, he said.

Mix together vegetable oil, lye and methanol in the correct proportions and youll have a powerful concoction one that some Yampah Mountain High School students hope could power their school bus. As part Susy Ellisons science class, Josh Smith, 16, and some of his classmates are hoping the Mountain Board of Cooperative Educational Services trustees will allow Yampah Mountain Highs lower valley school bus to run on 20 percent biodiesel, or B20, slashing its harmful emissions. Smith, who rides the bus every day from Parachute to class in Glenwood Springs, says the schools bus could be the first in Garfield County to cut its emissions and set the example for other schools that havent yet made their buses more environmentally friendly. We want to start with that one (bus) and convert the world, Smith said. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, buses that use B20 emit 10 percent less particulate matter, 21 percent fewer hydrocarbons and 11 percent less carbon monoxide than they would if they used regular diesel fuel.

When Mandi Meskel was asked, What kind of person could be your friend? at the Miss Colorado Teen USA pageant, she gave a short answer.’Thats not always a bad thing.I think it helped when they asked her What kind of person could be your friend? and she answered Anyone, said Kelly Jerles-Blackwelder, pageant coach and owner of Kiss n Make-Up cosmetic store in Glenwood Springs, where Meskel works part-time. When they asked if there was any criteria, she said None.Meskel was third runner-up in her first pageant that took place Saturday and Sunday at the Price Civic Auditorium in Loveland, Colo. The 17-year-old Colorado Mountain College freshman from Rifle participated with friend Courtney Tuggle, a senior at Glenwood Springs High School, with nearly 50 other girls.


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