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Glenwood Springs Police are seeking clues into a fire that destroyed a portable toilet at the Two Rivers Park boat ramp Monday night.

Police Chief Terry Wilson said an officer was driving east on Devereaux Road about 11:37 p.m. Monday when he noticed flames in the park near the boat ramp and picnic shelter.

“He thought it was the barbecue pit, but when he turned into the park he saw fire engulfing one of the portable toilet units,” Wilson said. “The officer called the fire department, and searched the area but did not find anyone.”

The officer was also able to knock down the flames, but the unit was destroyed, he said.

Wilson said it’s unknown how the fire started, but it’s unlikely that it was an accident and that an accelerant of some sort was probably used, he said.

“If anyone sees or hears anything about it, or if anyone who happened to be there when it happened, we’d sure like it if they’d come forward,” he said.

SourceGas Distribution has filed its annual rate adjustment request with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, which would result in a decrease in prices paid for residential service, according to the company.

SourceGas is the natural gas utility for approximately 240,000 residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial customers in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

According to a statement from the company, the rate decrease reflects a drop of more than 17 percent in a typical residential customer’s bill.

Under state law, the utility recovers its natural-gas costs from customers on a “dollar-for-dollar basis,” and the rate reduction is an indication of recent drops in the price of gas.

The new rate is to take effect on Nov. 1, if approved by the PUC.

John Maznio, from New Castle, has been involved in a photography reality show called “Shoot” on KBDI PBS in Denver for the past 5 weeks. It airs Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

John is 21 years old and a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. He sent in his resume to the show, was interviewed and chosen, along with 5 other contestants, to be involved with this project.

The contestants were given a photography challenge every other week. They then submit their final photos to be judged by a panel of three professional photographers. The bottom two are voted off after each challenge.

John and one other contestant remain. For their final challenge, they were given 15 minutes to photograph Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. Both photos are posted on the website, http://www.shootcolorado.com. The photo with the most votes as of Friday Oct. 22 at noon, will be Mayor Hickenlooper’s feature photo.

To vote, visit http://www.shootcolorado.com.

All previously aired episodes of “Shoot” can be viewed on the website. Be sure to tune in for the finale at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 26, to find out the winner of the show.

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