DENVER POST WINS THREE HEARTLAND EMMY AWARDS
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