Top 10 Stories of 2002 (Part 1) |

Top 10 Stories of 2002 (Part 1)

Dennis Webb

In Garfield County, 2002 was a year to remember, although there were parts of it some would just as soon forget.

The year’s headlines were full of news about fire, and later flood, about drought and how to respond to it, about crime and punishment. But there were also upbeat news items, from the arrival of the Olympic Torch to area communities, to the undertaking of a tramway project that will increase visitation to the newly renamed Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Starting today, we give you our Post Independent news staff’s choices for the top stories of 2002. We begin with our choices for stories No. 6 through 10. (Please turn to page 8 for stories 8, 9 and 10.)

On Tuesday, we’ll offer our top five news story picks.

Then on Wednesday, we’ll give our top five business story choices, in a year in which there were so many major business stories they deserved a category to themself.

Also on Wednesday, our sports department will present the top sports stories of the year.

Page 10 features the Top 10 Colorado Stories of 2002, as picked by The Associated Press.

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