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Two decisions yesterday one by the Colorado Secretary of States office and the other by District Attorney Colleen Truden all but ensure that attorney Martin Beesons name will appear on the ballot of the upcoming recall election in the 9th Judicial District.Beeson, a former deputy district attorney under Truden, said that Deputy Secretary of State William Dobbs yesterday reinstated a group of 28 signatures his office had previously rejected over a technicality. That is a sufficient number of signatures to ensure Beeson a spot on the recall ballot as the replacement candidate for Truden.Meanwhile, Truden has dropped her plans to contest about 30 signatures collected by Beeson, according to the Dana Williams, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of States office. Trudens attorney faxed a letter to the Secretary of State announcing her decision to not challenge the petition signatures.
Editor’s Note: A fundraising chili dinner and auction will be held for Phil Harju Friday, Nov. 18. The 14-year-old New Castle boy passed away from leukemia on Sept. 27. The benefit is being held at Coal Ridge High School and will go toward helping the Harju family Val, Art and their seven children, who were left with more than a million dollars in medical bills. The benefit will be held from 6-9 p.m., with the auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person and $20 per family. NEW CASTLE From all outward appearances, Phil Harju was a normal 14-year-old kid – going to school, playing hockey and snowboarding with his friends.But on April 1, 2005, his world changed when he was diagnosed with leukemia.For six months, the New Castle teenager bravely battled his disease, but on September 27, he lost the fight. “He had been falling down and he looked pale,” his mother, Val Harju, said. “We took him to the doctor and when he hopped on the scale, he had lost 20 pounds between Thanksgiving (2004) and April.”
The Downtown Business Association is quickly forming plans to lure shoppers to downtown stores and away from Glenwood Meadows for the Christmas shopping season.Called Downtown…A Grand Holiday, the DBA will host several events Dec. 1-4, that will include Christmas caroling, a choral performance, Boy Scouts selling Christmas trees and Santa Claus in Centennial Park said Vicki Dalton, Glenwood Chamber Resort Association Vice President of Special Events. During that week, the stores are all going to stay open late, she said, though it was unclear Tuesday how many will actually participate. Some stores will be giving away a golden ticket, a gift certificate awarded to an unsuspecting customer. The event will occur only during the first four days of December, as some downtown businesses tout their uniqueness over Glenwood Meadows offerings that are more widely available throughout the state.
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A report released this month by the Center for Colorado River Studies says that in order to sustainably manage the river in the face of climate change, officials need alternative management paradigms and a different way of thinking compared with the status quo. Estimates about how much water the Upper Colorado River Basin states will use in the future are a problem that needs rethinking, according to the white paper.