The Defense Department says a third of military personnel who committed suicide last year told at least one person they planned to take their own lives…The nation’s top defense officials told a Senate committee today the U.S. must remain invested in Iraq and Afghanistan for now, but there was another country on the mind of Colorado Senator Mark Udall….and, aging firefighters and rising costs may force the Beulah volunteer fire department to make changes.

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