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Lakewood Man Wins Nearly $10 Million in Lotto

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Greg M. from Lakewood has played Lotto every week for years, but nearly $10 million later, he finally knows to Expect the Unexpected.

He bought his $9,913,068 winning Lotto ticket from the 7-Eleven store at West Alameda and Garrison in Lakewood for the drawing on Wednesday, October 19.

His ticket matched all six lucky numbers: 3-4-5-9-14-36. The grand prize began at $1 million and kept growing for nearly six months.

Greg plans on taking his mom on an Alaskan cruise, buying a new car, and going to a few of the Broncos away games.

2016 Colorado Wildfires Highlight Need to Use Local Wood

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The large and destructive wildfires in Colorado this year, from the 38,000-acre Beaver Creek Fire still burning in beetle-kill timber in northwestern Colorado to the 16,000-acre Hayden Pass Fire southeast of Salida, are in part due to unhealthy forest conditions that made them prone to intense fire behavior. And with this week being National Forest Products Week, the Colorado State Forest Service wants to emphasize how having a robust wood products industry spurs not only widespread forest management, but the healthy forests and reduced wildfire risk that result from them.

Fall Tips to Prepare Trees for Winter

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Trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures now and through spring to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions, says Keith Wood, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service.

The CSFS offers the following tips to prepare Colorado's urban trees for winter:

24th Annual Kiowa County Road Rally Held

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A traditional event that has been taking place in Kiowa County was completed again in mid-October.

This was the 24th year the Road Rally has taken place. Janet and Jerry Frederick were the instigators of this event.  While living in Table Rock, Wyoming, they had participated in road rallies there.  The year before moving back to Kiowa County they had won a rally. Jerry has always been an event organizer in his free time. For years he was getting together basketball and baseball tournaments., when he wasn't organizing he was coaching.

Hunter Sustains Minor Injuries After Bear Attack Near South Park

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A man sustained minor injuries after being attacked by a black bear near Red Hill in South Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) officials said the attack occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Friday evening.

The man, who was scouting for a hunting trip, was walking near a stream when he encountered a bear. The bear attacked and knocked him to the ground. The man fought off the attack and the bear ran away.

Colorado Shooting and Range Development Grant Funds Eight Shooting and Archery Ranges

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife will award $600,000 to eight shooting and archery ranges across Colorado through the agency's Shooting and Range Development Grant Program (SRDG). The funds will go toward developing new places to shoot and upgrading existing ranges across the state.

Movie Review - The Girl on the Train

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By Bob Garver

"The Girl on the Train" is a mystery about a missing woman, based on a novel by Paula Hawkins. It was destined from day one to be compared to similar adaptations like "Gone Girl" and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Those films were supposed to be in for a big awards push, but failed to secure Oscar nominations in any major category except Best Actress. Here too is a film where I could see the lead actress claiming the sole Oscar nomination, though the film around her is perhaps too weak to make her a true contender.