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SUNRISE: Reward for Dylan Redwine grows

Staff reports Updated: January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

The reward for help locating the 13-year-old Monument boy who disappeared while at his father’s home near Durango has been increased.

Friends have added $4,000 to the fund, raising the total to $20,000, according to The Durango Herald. The increase has also been posted on the Dylan Redwine search page on Facebook.

Dylan Redwine disappeared Nov. 19 while visiting his father’s house in Vallecito over Thanksgiving vacation.

Numerous searches have failed to locate him and investigators are working around the clock on clues to his whereabouts.

   

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies and a high temperature of 48 degrees  Friday in Colorado Springs. On Saturday, the weather service forecasts a high of 44.

  

AROUND COLORADO

TANK EXPLOSION IN MOFFAT COUNTY

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — A man has died after an explosion at an oil rig site north of Craig.

Moffat County sheriff's investigator Jeremy Ashton says a tank that holds water left over from hydraulic fracturing exploded Thursday morning.

The Craig Daily Press (http://bit.ly/UiJfQX) reports the explosion was reported at a rig maintained by Axia Energy. Sheriff's officials say it appears Herod Industries employees were trying to offload water from another hydraulic fracturing site into the tank but couldn't because of frozen valves.

Ashton says investigators suspect the explosion happened after a propane heater was used to thaw the valves. He says the explosion may have been caused by residual oil in the tank.

The Craig Daily Press identified the man who died as 49-year-old Jon Herod of Craig.

MEDICAID EXPANSION

DENVER — Some 160,000 Colorado adults with low incomes could become eligible for public health care assistance under a plan announced Thursday by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper's plan expands Medicaid coverage for adults as called for by President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

LEGAL POT

DENVER — Marijuana should be regulated like alcohol, according to Colorado voters. But state officials are just starting work on how to do that. Two smaller groups of a state marijuana task force pot are meeting Thursday. One is looking at consumer safety and how to label pot. The other is considering whether pot should be treated like alcohol or like medical marijuana. Developing from afternoon meetings.

      

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1821, the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md.

In 1896, Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

In 1904, the Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United States freely; however, the court stopped short of declaring them U.S. citizens.

In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, called for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped.

In 1943, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin appeared on the cover of Time as the magazine’s 1942 “Man of the Year.”

In 1951, during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul (sohl).

In 1960, author and philosopher Albert Camus (al-BEHR’ kah-MOO’) died in an automobile accident in Villeblevin, France, at age 46.

In 1964, Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind, as he arrived in Jerusalem.

In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

In 1987, 16 people were killed when an Amtrak train bound from Washington, D.C., to Boston collided with Conrail locomotives that had crossed into its path from a side track in Chase, Md.

In 1990, Charles Stuart, who’d claimed he’d been wounded and that his pregnant wife was fatally shot by a robber, leapt to his death off a Boston bridge after he himself became a suspect.

In 2007, Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress.

    
HAPPENINGS

-- “To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA” exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., free, donations accepted.

-- “Commonwheel Artists Co-op Annual Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, free.

-- “Penrose Youth Advisory Council, meet up with other teens interested in all things library, 3:30-5 p.m., Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., free.

-- “Free First Friday Concert,” featuring Moonhoney and The New Depressionists, artwork by by Don Goede, Jeff Kallaus, Justin Kovach, Nicholas Baranek, Emilie Rose McMahon and Kaiya Gates and hoop dance with Adriana, 6-10 p.m., Marmalade at Smokebrush, 219 W. Colorado Ave.

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