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The newspaper says several community groups have endorsed the ban.

Another big-box store...

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. - Big-box stories have popped up with great regularity along the Interstate 70 corridor in the last decade. Target, Wal-Mart Supercenter, The Home Depot and Costco have become nearly as conspicuous between Silverthorne and Glenwood Springs, a distance of 90 miles, as snow-capped peaks.

Next in line may be another The Home Depot, this one in Silverthorne. Nearby Frisco rejected a Home Depot five years ago, heeding the warnings of opponents that the store would turn Summit County into a Denver suburb and put small, local retailers out of business.

Those same arguments, reports the Summit Daily News, are now being waged in Silverthorne, where The Home Depot proposes a 100,000-square-foot store. The proposal has the requisite zoning, but the town council could still rule the proposed building doesn't fit into the community.

Mother admits to drug use

PARK CITY, Utah - A 29-year-old woman from near Park City in January gave birth to a drug-addicted baby. The woman admitted she had ingested methadone, cocaine and opiates while pregnant with the child, reports The Park Record. The baby immediately suffered respiratory distress after delivery in nearby Evanston, Wyo. and had to go through withdrawal and treatment.

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