Ruptured gas line causes large explosion in N Colorado

By: The Associated Press

GREELEY — A worker digging a trench on a northern Colorado ranch hit a high-pressure gas line, sparking an explosion that sent flames several hundred feet into the air and touched off a small grass fire.

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Colorado airmen called on to fight California wildfires

By: TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com

Crews and planes from the 302nd Airlift Wing in Colorado Springs flew Monday to fight growing wildfires that had blacked 124,000 acres in California.

Three C-130 transport planes and 28 airmen roared from...