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Video sto­ries from The Den­ver Post’s award-win­ning se­ries “Drilling Through Dan­ger” and from a project on a sur­vivor who lived in Colorado’s Ja­panese in­tern­ment camp won three Heart­land Em­mys at the an­nual awards cer­e­mony Satur­day.

The Den­ver Post re­ceived the Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award for videos in the “Drilling Through Dan­ger” project, which re­counted the 51 Colorado deaths from 2003 to 2014 that were re­lated to jobs in the oil and gas in­dus­try.

One of those sto­ries, by video jour­nal­ist Lind­say Pierce, won an in­di­vid­ual award for Pub­lic Af­fairs Fea­ture/Seg­ment. The story fea­tured the fam­ily of Matt Smith, who died on a Weld County oil­field in 2014.

Pierce also won for her doc­u­men­tary on Bob Fuchigami, who was in­terned in Colorado’s Camp Amache dur­ing World War II.

The Post had re­ceived nine nom­i­na­tions in the re­gional com­pe­ti­tion, which in­cludes tele­vi­sion sta­tions, news or­ga­ni­za­tions and other groups from five states.

Pilot, pas­sen­ger safe af­ter small plane crashes on take­off from Meadow Lake Air­port. EL PASO

COUNTY» A pilot and pas­sen­ger es­caped un­harmed from a small plane that veered off a run­way, hit a cul­vert, spun, and caught fire at Meadow Lake Air­port on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to the El Paso County sher­iff’s of­fice.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened about 1 p.m., as the pilot of the Stod­dard-Hamilton Gla­sair II was tak­ing off. Af­ter hit­ting the cul­vert, the plane spun and caught fire. The pilot and pas­sen­ger were able to exit the plane.

A sud­den gust of wind driven by an ap­proach­ing storm could have caused the ac­ci­dent, po­lice said.

Man ar­rested in in­ter­net lur­ing of 13-year-old.

COLORADO SPRINGS»A 21-year-old was ar­rested Sun­day for al­legedly sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 13-yearold he had con­tacted on­line, po­lice said. Mal­colm Go­ings was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent and booked into the El Paso County jail on charges of sex­ual ex­ploita­tion of a child and in­ter­net lur­ing of a child. The vic­tim is safe, po­lice said.

Girls en­cour­aged to pur­sue ca­reers in trans­porta­tion, con­struc­tion.

Start­ing Mon­day, eight Colorado girls will get a chance to learn about work in the con­struc­tion and trans­porta­tion fields, as part of the U.S. Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s inau­gu­ral Ca­reer Days Dis­cov­ery event.

The girls will make five stops in the week, start­ing at the Re­gional Trans­porta­tion District on Mon­day, to en­gage with women em­ploy­ees, ask ques­tions and tour work sites. Par­tic­i­pat­ing en­ti­ties in­clude Den­ver In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Iron Horse Ar­chi­tects Inc., as­phalt con­trac­tor P&H Equip­ment and Wag­ner Equip­ment.

The Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion main­tains a na­tion­wide ef­fort to en­cour­age young women to pur­sue ca­reers in trans­porta­tion. There is a dearth of women work­ing in con­struc­tion and trans­porta­tion, with just 8 per­cent and 25 per­cent of those re­spec­tive work­forces made up of women, ac­cord­ing to re­cent U.S. Depart­ment of La­bor sta­tis­tics. — Staff and wire re­ports

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