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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A call came into the Post Independent newsroom on Friday asking about a strange sight that might be cause for concern.

The caller said that there were several police cars and a school bus heading toward Glenwood Canyon.

Turns out the Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders got themselves a police escort out of town on their way to the state competition on the Front Range.

The Cut Pet Contest is up and running on postindependent.com. Start posting those cute pet photos. You can submit a cute pet photo and vote through Tuesday, Dec. 29. Registration is required for both submitting a cute pet contest entry as well as voting for the cutest pet.

Space for the Post Independent sudoku puzzle is scheduled once a year for the entire year. So when that annual date came and went, it didn’t get re-scheduled. But that oversight has been fixed and it is back in the newspaper. Hopefully, everything was done properly and it is indeed in today. Let us know if it’s still missing. Sorry for those two days of no sudoku.

Remember back in August, the Post Independent did a story on Louis Palmer, a man from Switzerland who drove through Glenwood Springs in his solar car. He was driving across the U.S. en route to his destination in Poland. On Thursday he rolled into the U.N. climate conference in his solar car.

The 36-year-old man just finished his trek across the country. Actually, his total around the globe trip was 32,000 miles. And he didn’t use a single drop of oil.

Fifty percent of the energy to power his vehicle comes from 800 solar panels installed on a trailer that his vehicle pulls along the highway. The other 50 percent comes from a battery that takes energy from ordinary power sockets. That battery alone can take him almost 200 miles, Palmer said when he was in Glenwood.

” Dale Shrull


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