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Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines

Wildfire may be far from the minds of Glenwood Springs residents this week, with winter officially starting and city crews still cleaning up from a heavy snowstorm.At Veltus Park, however, Rifle Correctional Center inmates were busy Wednesday doing work that will make residents safer next summer.Several members of SWIFT the State Wildland Inmate Fire Team took chain saws to oak brush and serviceberry bushes, thinning out the parks vegetation to reduce the wildfire threat.This fall, they also did similar work in the Three-Mile Creek area, between Midland Avenue and the Roaring Fork River.On Wednesday, they focused partly on opening up a fire break in a creek gully that runs through Veltus to the river.

Samuel Lincoln has been formally charged with nine counts in connection with a stabbing and robbery case a year ago in Glenwood Springs.Lincoln, also accused of shootings in Mesa County, is being charged with second-degree attempted murder in the stabbing of Federico Garcia-Hernandez on Nov. 30, 2004.During a brief court appearance Wednesday in Glenwood Springs, Lincoln waived his rights to an advisement of his rights, the charges against him, and the penalties they would carry.Magistrate Lain Leoniak also granted his request to be represented by the Public Defenders Office. Public defender Jamie Roth appeared with Lincoln in court Wednesday.

Drivers going into Canyon Creek on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning were well-warned that fog presented a hazard.The electronic sign between mile markers 109 and 110 on westbound I-70 is the first of its kind on the Western Slope, said Steve Quick, who works at the Hanging Lake station for the Colorado Department of Transportation. The sign, along with another to be installed near the eastbound onramp at New Castle, is connected to a special fog sensor.Most electronic signs along the interstate will accept any programmed message. The fog alert signs will accept other messages as long as the fog sensor doesnt note a visibility problem. In that case, it will override any other message with a warning for drivers to slow down and be cautious.

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